The First Ladies of Country Offer Advice on Healthy Living

The First Ladies of Country Offer Advice on Healthy Living

Tonight we’ll celebrate country royalty at the 2014 Country Music Awards! Whether you’re a lover of the genre or you just like bouncing to these tunes when you hear them on the radio| there’s lots of inspiration to gather from some of the lovely ladies who top the country charts. From Miranda Lambert to Taylor Swift| click through to learn how some of our favorite country stars manage to work out| eat healthy| and take care of themselves u2014 regardless of how busy they are.

| Martina McBride

“”I love to read about healthy eating and preach to my husband| who doesn’t listen. Now I’m trying to teach it to my daughters. And it’s working| because they all love green vegetables like broccoli but| funny enough| not other colorful ones| like carrots| squash| and beets. I’m always telling my girls| ‘As long as what’s on your plate is healthy| you should eat| eat| eat!’ And they should be able to have treats| too.””

u2014 Martina McBride on getting your family excited about a healthy lifestyle

| Kellie Pickler

“”I’m a vegetarian. I love asparagus| and I eat a lot of raw vegetables.””

u2014 Kellie Pickler on enjoying healthy food

| Faith Hill

“”It was so hard but ultimately so worth it. My core is much stronger| and my arms are more toned. In fact| wearing a bikini on a magazine cover is my 41st birthday present to myself.””

u2014 Faith Hill on her transformation through Pilates

| Taylor Swift

“”There’s no regimen. There’s no personal trainer. I love to go hiking because it’s an experience. If I need to gain stamina for a tour| I will run every single night on the treadmill| but I don’t necessarily like being at the gym.””

u2014 Taylor Swift’s laid-back approach to exercise

| Carrie Underwood

“”Once you get into a routine of eating healthy| it hurts twice as much when you fall off the wagon| but it’s nice to have a few bites of something you like.””

u2014 Carrie Underwood on maintaining a healthy diet regardless of where she is

| Sara Evans

“”I think that people deep down know how to stay thin. Don’t overeat and don’t starve yourself either. It’s everything in moderation. That’s the way I like to live life: everything in moderation. If you’re sitting there and you’ve had two pieces of pizza and you feel stuffed| don’t go for that third one. It’s common sense. I have no diet tricks| I have no ‘I never eat carbs’ or ‘I never . . .’ I eat a little bit| and as soon as I feel full| I stop. Then I don’t eat again until I’m hungry.””

u2014 Sara Evans on enjoying everything in moderation

| Lauren Alaina

“”Changing my diet was the big thing. I had to learn correct portion control. . . . I eat an egg-white omelet for breakfast| shrimp and veggies for lunch| and chicken with asparagus for dinner.””

u2014u00a0Lauren Alaina on losing 25 pounds in just five months

| Kacey Musgraves

“”I try to fit in some yoga. The steel player| Adam| is a great yoga teacher. He practices all the time| so we all bring our mats| find a quiet room| and do yoga.””

u2014 Kacey Musgraves makes time to stay centered on the road

| Jennifer Nettles

“”I stay away from the scale . . . I’m not a freak about it anyway| but it helps me stay in a healthy zone because I don’t always trust my eyes in the mirror. I try to think| How do I feel about how I look? Which| when you’re on television and in paparazzi pictures a good bit of the time| can be a challenge . . . I love to eat and enjoy a glass of wine as much as the next gal| and I live my life so I don’t feel slaved to what it is that I do for a living.””

u2014 Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles keeps it all in perspective!

| Miranda Lambert

“”We do cardio| a lot of circuit training. We do things with my body weight| like lunges . . . A lot of stuff with [resistance] bands. The stuff nobody loves| but it works!””

u2014 Miranda Lambert maintains her weight loss on the road with the help of her trainer

| Kimberly Perry

u201cSince time is precious| my goal is to keep combining workouts with quality time| spending time with the family and friends while jogging| doing a Zumba DVD or any other bonding activity that is good for your heart in more ways than one.u201d

u2014 Kimberly Perry doesn’t go solo when it comes to her fitness routine