It’s no secret Kim Kardashian has been hitting the weights recently, but don’t be fooled if you see images of her with the arms of, say, Chris Hemsworth. Those pics of the reality star looking super-jacked are part of a new meme cleverly dubbed “Gym Kardashian.”
The pics — which look like screenshots from Keeping Up With the Kardashians in which Kim’s biceps have been Photoshopped to gun-show levels — seem to have hit the web earlier this week, accompanied by witty captions. (Examples: “Me after opening someone’s water bottle because they couldn’t do it themselves” or “Me after bringing in all the groceries in one trip.”)
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— B (@Blerontinaaaa) February 13, 2018
Even if Kim isn’t quite that ripped, she’s still getting into fighting shape in an effort to silence the haters. “I saw these awful photos of myself when I was on a trip in Mexico, and people were Photoshopping them and sharpening them,” she told the hosts of The View in June.
“I mean, I definitely was not in my best shape. I hadn’t worked out in 12 weeks. I had two surgeries on my uterus … I was already not feeling like myself, and then when people were sharpening them and making them look way worse and then those were going around, I was like, ‘Okay. I’m gonna get it together.’”
The 37-year-old recently hired fitness coach Melissa Alcantara after coming across her work on Instagram. (“If I was 10 percent like her it would be life-changing,” Kim said of Melissa earlier this season on KUWTK.”) And now, Kim has been putting in the gym hours — doing squats, lunges, weighted sled pulls, leg presses, deadlifts, and rope workouts.
“She’s committed!” Melissa told People earlier this month. “She knows what it takes, but it’s also really grueling. It’s heavy, it’s killer, but she’ll be like, ‘Alright, let’s do it!’ She’s a workhorse.”
“I definitely think that you have to do the work,” Kim said on The View. “I get up every morning between 5:30 and 6 [to] work out before my kids get up. I’ve been working out for an hour and a half [each day].” At this rate, maybe Kim will look like the meme soon!