Carrie Underwood Describes Her Post-Baby Exercise Plan
Here’s what the 32-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:
On post-baby body love: “After I had Isaiah, my goal was to take control of my body again. I was lucky: I gained only 30 pounds, which is the recommended amount, and I exercised throughout my pregnancy. I did have a C-section, which meant waiting six weeks before working out. Within 20 days, though, I was able to begin walking slowly on the treadmill and around my neighborhood. It felt so good to be active! Now we box and we hike trails, among other things. I like to continually mix up my routines to stay motivated.”
On her overnight belly-flattening trick: “I’m vegan and I love bread, but recently, I started making dinner a breadless meal. I’ll have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, and I’ll make a sandwich on Ezekiel bread for lunch, but in the evening I’ll have protein and vegetables and no bread. When I wake up, my belly is flat!”
On finding her calm: “I think it’s important to sit quietly every day for 10 minutes. In the morning, I enjoy my cup of coffee and plan the day in my head to be ready for it. And sometimes at night, I sip a glass of red wine and just relax. I’ve learned to give myself a break.”
For more from Carrie, visit Shape.com.
FYI: Carrie is wearing Level 99 pants, Kasané Jewellery rings, a Cynthia Rybakoff necklace, and a Beck Jewels necklace.