Carrie Underwood recently opened up about her post-baby body and how she's learning to accept it.
The 36-year-old mother-of-two, who gave birth to her second son, Jacob Bryan Fisher, with husband Mike Fisher in January 2019, expanded on how difficult the process has been in an Instagram post.
"I’m going to be honest, “bouncing back” after having Jacob has been much more difficult than after I had Isaiah and I’ve been pretty hard on myself lately," she captioned a selfie in the gym.
"I go into the gym and I can’t run as fast or as far," she continued. "I can’t lift as much weight or do as many reps as I could a year ago."
"I just want to feel like myself again...for my body to feel the way that I know it can," she added.
She expanded on how much the effects of pregnancy have affected her.
"As I was working out today, I realized that for the past 11(ish) months, my body has not belonged to me," she wrote. "It was a perfect home for Jacob. And even now it belongs to him every time he drinks his milk."
Underwood resolve to embrace the changes. "As I prepare for red carpets and for life on tour, right now I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can’t," she wrote.
"I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal," she continued. "I’m going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I’m always working towards my goals, one day I’ll reach them."
"I’m going to take it day by day, smile at the girl in the mirror, and work out because I love this body and all it has done and will continue to do!" she added.
Underwood shared a photo of her husband holding her newborn in January and wrote about how ecstatic their family was to welcome the baby.
"Our hearts are full, our eyes are tired and our lives are forever changed," she wrote. "Life is good."
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Jacob Bryan Fisher entered the world in the wee hours of the morning on Monday...his mom, dad and big brother couldn’t be happier for God to trust them with taking care of this little miracle! Our hearts are full, our eyes are tired and our lives are forever changed. Life is good...
The seven-time Grammy-winning singer's upcoming "Cry Pretty Tour 360" kicks off in May and runs until October 2019.