With the return of American idol it is only fitting that one of its most successful alumni be on the cover of a magazine. Carrie Underwood is featured on the February issue of Shape magazine and talks about her fitness routine that keeps her looking good and sounding great!
Carrie tells us how she lost 20lbs!!!
She hired a personal trainer to help her figure out the best equipment for reaching her goals- and the proper way to use it. They started with an elliptical machine for cardio, a balance ball for ab work, and free weights to tone her arms and shoulders. “We got really simple, basic stuff, because if it was complicated, I knew I wouldn’t have used it,” says Carrie.
“My favorite thing is cardio,” says Carrie. “It really helps the pounds melt off, and it gives me so much more energy. Now when I’m performing and running around the stage, it’s no big deal. Whereas before I was always gasping for breath. Working out has really paid off on stage.”
Once American idol made Carrie a bon a fide star, the singer’s weight became a popular topic in the tabloids and on gossip blogs. “I was heavier,” admits Carrie. “Still there’s nothing worse than going online and reading that someone called you chubby.” Now that she’s at a healthier weight for her body, Carrie is careful not to obsess over the numbers on the scale and vows t maintain a positive attitude in the high pressure celebrity world. “I’m a performer, and yes, being in good shape is part of the package,” says Carrie. “But I don’t ever want to get neurotic about my weight. I feel healthy and I know I’m a good size for me. And that’s what’s important.”