Carrie Underwood reportedly had a “hard time” adapting to her new life after giving birth to her second son, Jacob Bryan, in January. However, she has now found her stride when it comes to staying happy and healthy as a mom of two balancing her booming career with motherhood. According to an inside source who recently spoke out to Life & Style, though she initially found herself feeling guilty about taking time away from her kids to work out and get back into shape, that is what allowed her to feel more like herself again.
The insider told the outlet, “At first, she had a hard time juggling her new schedule, with a newborn, a new tour/rehearsals, and everything else in her life,” but noted that the country superstar is now doing much better than right after she gave birth to her second baby boy (she’s also mom to 4-year-old Isaiah) around seven months ago.
“But soon everything fell into place,” the source said. “She never wanted to steal family time to work out and would feel guilty, but she realized how important it was to her to make time for herself.”
The source also admitted that a whole lot of hard work has been going into bouncing back and getting her pre-baby body back into shape, which she’s been proudly showing off across social media and at various public appearances.
“Carrie has been working hard on tour, working out daily in her mobile gym. Carrie feels her most confident and happy when she is physically fit, so it’s been a priority for her,” they said. “She’s talked about her weight struggles before, how she has always been quite hard on herself.”
And it sounds like Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher – who The Inquisitr reported celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary together on July 10 – has been a big source of support for the star.
According to the insider, Underwood and her man have been doing a lot of work together while they’re on the road with their kids, and he’s also been stepping up to support her.
“Carrie doesn’t feel like everything is falling on her shoulders,” the source alleged of the twosome, who married back in 2010. “Mike’s been touring with her so the family has been all together, it’s actually the first time in years she’s been able to work and have the whole family together!”
As The Inquisitr previously shared, the stunning “Southbound” singer got extremely candid about how she was struggling with getting back into shape in a very candid Instagram post just two months after the baby.
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I’m going to be honest, “bouncing back” after having Jacob has been much more difficult than after I had Isaiah and I’ve been pretty hard on myself lately. I go into the gym and I can’t run as fast or as far. I can’t lift as much weight or do as many reps as I could a year ago. I just want to feel like myself again…for my body to feel the way that I know it can. As I was working out today, I realized that for the past 11(ish) months, my body has not belonged to me. It was a perfect home for Jacob. And even now it belongs to him every time he drinks his milk. As I prepare for red carpets and for life on tour, right now I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can’t. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal. I’m going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I’m always working towards my goals, one day I’ll reach them. I’m going to take it day by day, smile at the girl in the mirror, and work out because I love this body and all it has done and will continue to do! #bodyafterbaby #fitmom #healthy #staythepath @caliabycarrie
Posting a selfie in her gym wear, Carrie admitted to her millions of followers that she was finding it tough to bounce back and had been pretty hard on herself when it came to her workouts after finding that she couldn’t run as far or lift the same weights that she did before.
However, she also vowed in the very honest post to stop being so tough on herself and to stop analyzing her body so much.
Carrie shared photos of herself working out in the gym to social media since then and even showed off all that hard work by posing in a two-piece from her own line, Calia by Carrie Underwood, in a stunning photo The Inquisitr shared just a mere four months after she welcomed Jacob into the world.
In the snap, she had her flat middle on display as well as giving the world a glimpse at her toned legs while she soaked up the sun in her swimwear during a trip to California for her “Cry Pretty Tour 360” stops on the West Coast.