Carrie Underwood used to coach for ‘dimension sure’, now she’s coaching for ‘longevity’

“I feel like now at this point in my life you’re really learning that it’s a lifestyle, it’s a balance,” she says.

Carrie Underwood is known for maintaining a fit lifestyle while maintaining her highly successful music career and mother of two. However, due to her constantly busy schedule, she has decided to take things back a bit. The country star’s new approach to health and fitness also comes with a shift in her mindset.

“I feel like earlier in my career I trained more to be a certain height or fit into a certain aesthetic that I thought I wanted to be,” she revealed in an interview with PEOPLE. “And now I feel like I’m training more to be strong and have energy and longevity.”

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So instead of focusing entirely on her physical appearance, she’s now bringing more balance and “playing the long game” so she can live a long and happy life with her husband, husband Mike Fisher, and sons Jacob, 3, and Isaiah 7

“It’s really playing the long game, right?” She says. “I trained a lot and was frustrated because it wasn’t the results I wanted. I feel like now at this point in my life you’re really learning that it’s a lifestyle, it’s a balance. It’s overall taking care of yourself.”

At home, the “Hate My Heart” singer teams up with her trainer, Eve Overland, to coordinate an exercise routine that generally consists of treadmill running, weightlifting, and band exercises.

Not only does this give her energy for a busy mom life, but it also allows her to be the best performer she can be and keep up with her energetic shows.

However, it is not always easy or plausible to find time to train on tour.

“It’s surprisingly physical to be on stage – there’s a lot of cardio. I walk around in heels and honestly write songs that I don’t give myself time to breathe,” she shared.

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In addition to the exercises, nutrition is also an important focus of her everyday life. Underwood shared that she strives to eat clean foods and drink plenty of water throughout the day.

“Just taking care of myself — moving more, eating healthy, staying hydrated — those things are all basic things,” she told the outlet.

Fans can understand some of her signature workouts through the Fit52 app, which tracks many of the country superstar’s home fitness and nutrition routines. This is also a tool she uses to keep herself on track.

Carrie Underwood had the opportunity to enjoy the holidays at home but as the new year begins she is preparing to return for the next leg of her Denim & Strass tour. This walk kicked off in the fall and is scheduled to return on Thursday, February 2nd at the FTX Arena in Miami, Florida.

Upcoming shows also include stops in Tampa, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, New York, New York and Nashville, Tennessee.

The Denim & Rhinestone Tour concludes on March 17th in Seattle, Washington.

Accompanying Underwood on the tour is Jimmie Allen, a country hitmaker.

“I felt like he made sense,” Underwood previously told Country Countdown USA of her tour mate. “He embodies denim & rhinestones almost as much as I do.”

Following her headlining performance, Underwood will return to Las Vegas for her hugely successful REFLECTION: The Las Vegas residency at Resorts World Theater. Beginning June 21, she will host 18 new dates.

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