Kendra Wilkinson: ‘I Have the Body of My Dreams’ After Having Two Kids with Hank Baskett

07/02/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

As a mother of two with husband Hank Baskett, Kendra Wilkinson is feeling more comfortable in her skin than ever.

“I’m a woman now. I was a girl then,” she tells PEOPLE exclusively of her body confidence following the birth of Alijah, 13 months.

“Even though I was in Playboy back then, right now I have the body of my dreams. I fill out jeans pretty good, now — I have the butt I’ve always wanted!”

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Though she doesn’t want to wear a bikini anytime soon — Wilkinson has an umbilical hernia she intends to surgically repair sooner rather than later — the reality star “couldn’t be happier” with herself and her body.

The secret? “I’m not trying to be perfect anymore,” Wilkinson explains. “I’m not trying to be in the gym every day and burn out anymore. I love barbecuing, we love eating. Going into my thirties, I want to be even more balanced. I want to pay attention to my body, but I also want to be a foodie!”

Wilkinson’s philosophy to staying fit while juggling raising Alijah and Hank IV, 5, is simple, yet effective.

“In the summertime, I do like to be outdoors. That’s my lifestyle,” she tells PEOPLE, adding that she and her family like to go on hikes and take day trips to the beach.

“Any activity outside is a workout,” says Wilkinson, who works with celebrity trainer and CEO of Clutch Bodyshop, Ashley Conrad. “We walk a lot, we play tennis, golf. In the winter, I like to get in the gym or go to hot yoga. I am in the gym for 45 minutes three days a week.”

She adds, “I have two kids — I need to save some energy and I don’t want to burn out!”

Now that she and Baskett have moved on from the sex scandal that rocked their marriage, Wilkinson is “finding the trust again,” she previously told PEOPLE.

“And I’m actually very happy Hank went through this now because he’s able to teach his son and his daughter what it’s like to make a mistake and what you do after making a mistake.”

Kendra Wilkinson body after baby
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For exclusive photos and more from Kendra and Hank, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

— Aili Nahas and Amanda Michelle Steiner

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Annabelle on

You have the body of your dreams but not Hanks dreams, he like a pen!s every now and then.

katedfw on

Is Kendra and Hank on your payroll? Why else would you devote so much time and stories this week to them? Stop focusing on “Faux Celebs” and write more stories on real people!

Carrie Lynn Moricle on

Love Hank and kendra! Stay real you two! So happy for you both!

Gitsch on

I wonder if she likes the smell of man SHlT on hank’s garbage or
the load in hank’s a55 when she gives him a rim job.just another
boring scripted reality show about 2 boring people.

Anonymous on

Someone seeks opportunity to put her name out there again following Holly Madison’s book release/appearances/new revelations. Cool story, Kendra. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube…

Bonita on

Such a shallow woman!

porkchop on

And Hank has the body of HIS dreams….a transsexual hooker’s.

Tesha on

She looks great. I’m at the same point in my life where I realize I don’t have to kill myself working out and dieting. I don’t need to be stick thin. I still work out but I don’t deprive myself- I enjoy food way too much! Good for you Kenra. Also, it sends a good message to other woman.

Susan on

Well isn’t that nice. I remember her whining about her stretch marks before the birth of her children but now she loves her body. Go figure.

Ethel on

Love them and glad they have elected to work on their problems, as most of us do, as opposed to just walk away. Sometime life happens – not always for the good and not always proud moments but quitting is not always the right choice. Good for them and they are an adorable couple

Veritas on

Happy for them both! It takes a lot to make a marriage, good times and bad times! Wishing them God FIRST, then themselves, and their Blessed children!

Ronnett on

Glad to see them happy.Because when someone lies on you it makes you sad. A lie is a serious thing.It is good to see them in that wonderful place again.

AM on

Annabelle, hilarious! LOL

Tootsie2 on

@gitsch. OMG I love your comment. Most hilarious thing I’ve read all week! Ha

Garman on

She looks good! Not really need to have a diet at all.