No one can say that Carrie Underwood's body looks anything less than fantastic — especially when you consider that Underwood gave birth to a beautiful baby boy earlier this year.
But for Carrie, getting back into shape post-pregnancy wasn't all that difficult, given that she truly enjoys working out. At least, that's what she told Shape magazine.
"I will take any type of workout I can get, whenever I can get it. For me, it's the key to being happy and healthy. Though it's difficult to find spare time these days."Finding time to workout can be difficult for a normal new mom, but for Underwood, it's downright superhuman. Not only did Underwood become a new mother in January, but she also is working to promote her most recent album, Storyteller, and her workout clothing line, called Calia by Carrie. Still, the country-music superstar manages to find time to fit a workout in as often as she possibly can. In order to do so, she tries to keep her workout time to 30 minutes or less, she told Shape magazine. And, as evidenced by Carrie Underwood's Instagram photos, the singer isn't afraid to work her new baby into her routine. After giving birth to her son, Isaiah, Underwood had to take six weeks off from seriously working out, she said. Until she got permission from her doctor, Underwood said she walked on the treadmill and around her neighborhood, just to get out and be active.
After she received clearance to workout again, Underwood said she began working with her trainer, continually mixing up her workouts to keep from getting bored. Although Carrie likes to do all types of different workouts, she said she does have a favorite: Tabata.Tabata is a high-intensity interval training workout technique that focuses on quick bursts of work followed by short breaks. Each exercise, or Tabata cycle, is done for four minutes before moving on to the next exercise.
Underwood talked about the fitness routine to Shape, saying the following.
"My favorite workout is Tabata, which I can do at home in about a half hour. I'm in love with it! It's hard, but it really works. I choose seven different exercises, like squats, lunges, or push- ups, and do eight rounds of each—20 seconds on, 20 seconds off for eight rounds. It really revs up my metabolism. When I'm done, I can handle anything."Throughout the same Shape interview, Underwood also shared several other tips to help get in shape after having a baby. Carrie talked about diet (she's a vegan) and finding time to meditate each day.
She also talked about finding ways to save time by wearing similar clothes to workout for everyday life. It comes as no surprise, as Underwood is the face of the Calia active-wear line.
"Since I exercise almost every day, I like wearing clothes that look just as good on the street as they do at the gym. I've always been an athletic-wear fanatic, but everything I owned was either super-functional and not cute, or really frilly and not right for my workout. I need exercise clothing that I can actually work out in but that also looks great if I meet a friend for coffee afterward. That's why I created Calia with Dick's Sporting Goods. And now I wear it everywhere."Earlier this year, Carrie's Underwood's body was the subject of much speculation, as she wasn't often seen in public for several months after Isaiah was born. Some fans on social media and news outlets alike speculated that Underwood needed more time to get into post-baby shape, while others defended the "Before He Cheats" singer, saying that she simply needed family time out of the public eye.
Regardless of why Underwood decided to keep to herself, one thing is obvious: Carrie Underwood's body looks fantastic, post-baby or not.
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[Disclaimer: The Inquisitr strongly recommends you consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise program. The Inquisitr does not endorse any of the diets or diet techniques mentioned in this article.]
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