Carrie Underwood’s super toned body is #goals in every way. Even she admits that working out can be boring, so copy her easy and free trick on mixing it up for amazing results below!
Carrie Underwood, 34, showed off her sexy legs while performing at the ACM Awards on April 2. Along with a vegan diet, she says she works out every day.
She told Cosmopolitan.com:
“I have a gym at home with a treadmill, an elliptical, a cable machine, and free weights, plus a bunch of my husband Mike [Fisher]‘s other equipment. Depending on the day, I try to spend 10 to 15 minutes warming up, then at least a solid hour working out.”
Carrie offers this easy trick to switch things up:
“I’ll often use a deck of playing cards to make my workouts feel more fun, because I really like to mix things up and get bored easily. I’ll assign one exercise to each suit, including one upper body move (like push-ups or pull-ups), one lower body move (like weighted squats), one abs move (often using an abs wheel) and one cardio move (like jumping rope). Then I pick one card at a time and do as many reps are listed on each card until I get through half the deck. Then I’ll assign different exercises to each suit, and continue until I finish the deck.”
Here’s what to do to follow Carrie’s game:
For every heart card, do weighted squats. For diamonds, push ups. Clubs = bicycle crunches. When you draw a spade, use a jump rope.
Carrie also depends on her husband for motivation:
“When Mike is around, we’ll work out together. One of us will run on the treadmill or hold a plank while the other does 50 push-ups, or one of us will do squats while the other runs a mile. You both hate your life at the time, but you try to finish quickly so your partner won’t be tortured.
We’re good about working out in the same space, but separate from each other as well. We don’t talk a lot. We just get in the zone and get it done.”
Even when she’s not in the mood, she tries hard to do something:
“There are some days that I’m not feeling it, but even then I just try to do something, like get on the elliptical for 30 minutes. It helps that I’m never without something to wear that’s cute and makes me feel good, since I have so much CALIA by Carrie Underwood fitness clothing — even though my closet is such a mess that I end up grabbing stuff off the top of piles and literally forget about all the clothes hiding underneath. It also helps to listen to music, like rock. If I don’t hear what I’m doing, like my feet hitting the floor, it feels easier, although I never listen to my own music — ever, at all!”
HollywoodLifers, are you going to try Carrie Underwood’s workout trick?