Every single time Carrie Underwood steps out in public she’s a perfect example of health and wellness. And she didn’t get that way just because she has a fancy trainer– she worked hard and pushed herself.
During a recent interview with Elle, Carrie shared some real life workout tips with readers and really– these tips don’t involve anything fancy.
6 Real Life Workout Tips from Carrie Underwood:
1. Just do something. Anything!
“It might not be the greatest work out ever, but if I can just get 30 minutes on elliptical it’s like, okay, I did something. Good job! High-five yourself, Carrie.”
2. Use the time to introduce yourself to new music.
“I don’t really have a specific playlist. I just kind of see what comes up because I like finding new music.”
3. You always have to get your stretch on. Always.
“I always try to make sure after [working out] to have a good stretch. When I don’t, I can feel it.”
4. You don’t have to hit the gym to workout.
“You fit workouts in whenever you can. Sometimes I take my son to the park and I’m like, you need to play [and] I need to work out. Hey, there’s some monkey bars—I can do some pull-ups. There’s some steps—I can do some step-ups. There’s a bench—I can do some dips. [Isaiah] doesn’t care what I’m doing. He’s going down the slide and having a grand time. So sometimes, your life and the things that you wanna do all collides and you’re just trying to make it all happen at the same time.”
5. If you’re a mom, don’t let the pressure of getting back to “pre-baby” get to you.
“And I felt like there was a lot of pressure for me to just be back to where I was before. So put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel like it was a little unnecessary, but I was really proud of how I kicked myself back into gear and everything and was finding my way through it.”
6. Yes, your diet matters.
“Everything has to be quick and easy in my world. I roast a lot of veggies. Put some olive oil on it and some different seasonings like garlic and stuff. I love garlic. Just pop it in the oven and my husband’s happy and I’m happy.”