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Fergie: I don’t want to be ‘worrying about sucking in my stomach’

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Fergie and her abs. (Russell James/SELF)

There's no denying Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie (born Stacy Ferguson) has one of the best bodies in pop music — but even she has her insecurities. "I've learned to be more accepting of myself," she reveals in the July issue of Self magazine. "I'm 37, not 18, and I've got the lines to prove it." Fortunately, Fergie's got the body of an 18-year-old, but admits she has to work out a lot in order to keep her body toned and trim. "I want to be able to run around without worrying about sucking in my stomach!"

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It helps that her husband, "Transformers" actor Josh Duhamel, is also a gym rat. The two love to exercise together as much as their busy schedules allow. "Working out with Josh inspires me, but he is competitive," says Fergie. "And loud! Men scream and go crazy in the gym. I'm a silent workout partner, but when my adrenaline gets up, I talk trash. I'll wait, and when Josh does something embarrassing, I'll throw a jab! I used to yell and curse in the gym, but now I'm looking for a more healthy, positive feeling." See pics of Fergie and Josh working out at X17Online!

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But exercising isn't all Fergie talked about to Self. Here are a few more highlights from her interview:

On balancing her career and her personal life: "I needed to take a break from performing, and from the Peas, to be happy. I craved female time, and time with my husband to feed my soul. My life now is about being balanced. I'm passionate about work and working out, seeing friends and family, and letting my hair down once in a while."

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Josh and Fergie work on their fitness. (Fabio/X17Online.com)

On her special date nights with her husband: "On Saturday nights, we like going to mass, then dinner. It feeds our spiritual side, and it's great to hear Josh sing in church — he's a great singer. Then we go out and have a really nice wine, like all good Catholics."

On starting a family: "I'm excited to have a child with Josh. He'll be an amazing dad."

On how she gets an extra boost of energy: "Josh turned me on to juicing, and now I do it when I wake up and between meals. The energy it gives me is amazing — I hardly need caffeine anymore. We blend kale, spinach, broccoli, and celery with a banana, an apple, and a pear. We have two Vitamixes going at once! But I'm only really strict about what I eat when I know I have to be in a bathing suit."

On her private at-home oasis: "I call the fifth floor of my house Fergieland. It's where I go to refresh myself and be inspired. It's a total boudoir, decorated in black, white, and red. The rest of our home is very earthy."

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