Shakira's secrets for killer abs and a sexy bod

Shakira has a killer body, there's no question about it! For the September 2013 cover of SELF magazine, she spills her secrets of how to get in shape and stay there. Not only that, but she explains how she got herself ready to film "The Voice" just two short months after giving birth to her son.

From how you eat (she likes the 8 small meals a day method) to finding fun ways to workout (she did Zumba all throughout her pregnancy to stay active) she shows us that it's a-ok to find what works for you and run with it.

But what do we think the best pieces of advice she has to give are? Rock what you've got and stay positive.

"I don't obsess over my flaws, because I see my body as a whole," she says. "Besides, I think men appreciate confidence more than perfection." Amen, sister!

Click here to see more of Shakira's body secrets and her full photo shoot with SELF magazine.The September issue hits newsstands on August 20th, 2013, and is available online today.

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Photo Credit: ​Dewey Nicks, Courtesy of SELF
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