For nearly five years, Carrie Underwood has been designing and selling her CALIA activewear line to help make workouts easier so women can be the strongest versions of themselves. The singer uses the mantra “stay the path” as part of the CALIA brand, but she admits that hasn’t been easy after giving birth to her second son earlier this year.
Earlier this month, Underwood was celebrating CALIA’s new winter collection in Aspen, Colorado, and she told People magazine that after having two kids – Isaiah, 4, Jacob Bryan, 11 months – her post-pregnancy experiences were very different.
“After having my first kid I felt like I bounced back fast. And then with Jake, it was like my body took a minute to get back to me,” revealed Underwood. “It was frustrating, because I’m like, ‘Why wasn’t it like the first time?’”
Underwood said that being four years older after her second pregnancy compared to her first helped her shift her mindset. The Jesus Take the Wheel singer said that she is still working hard and wanting to be the best version of herself. But, she’s also cutting herself some slack and being kind to herself. Underwood explained that it’s amazing what women do to themselves, and “we’re probably all our toughest critics.”
When it comes to health and fitness, Underwood is not a fan of the term “cheat days” because all that really is is “enjoying life.” Even though the holidays can be stressful, the country superstar says you can still say healthy and enjoy yourself at the same time.
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Underwood says you should tell yourself “I’m going to enjoy myself on the holidays” because it’s about friends, family, food, and parties, but you can indulge responsibly.
“And when New Year’s is over, get back on the horse. It’s like, ‘Okay, I’ve had my holiday fun. Now it’s time to get back on my path,’” said Underwood.
As for her holiday plans with her two boys and husband Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood says that it’s always “go, go, go” because they don’t live near family. So, for the Fisher-Underwood clan, travel is their tradition.
The new winter line from Carrie Underwood’s CALIA activewear is available at CaliaStudio.com.