You know who I have a crush on? Carrie Underwood. Something I have in common with my husband 🙂 I have read and seen several interviews with her and just read another in Women’s Health. She just seems down to earth and normal. She is famous, of course, so normal is relative, but I like her.
One thing I like about her is she admits to working out and eating healthy. She’s not one of those stars that acts like it’s all natural and makes the rest of us hang our head. In the article she says “I’m very health conscious.” and explains that exercise and good nutrition aren’t luxuries, but imperatives that pay dividends. Another favorite quote: “There’s just something sexy about feeling strong.” STRONG, not skinny or waify. STRONG. She is a vegetarian and keeps a food journal and also works our 5-6 days a week. Granted, since she is a huge star, she has a personal trainer that travels with her, but she still does the work and pays attention to her health.
Side note: I told Jensen as I was reading the article that if I won the lottery, the first two things I would do for me (after charitable contributions, helping out family, and paying off loans) would be to go on a shopping spree at Anthropologie (where I currently generally only buy things on sale) and get a personal trainer 5 days a week. It just takes the thought out of it. Just do what they tell you. I like to be challenged and its easier to get that when someone else is pushing you and changing up the routine. Haha! Keep dreaming. The hubby would buy a ranch.
Final note on the Carrie article. She says that she thinks her legs are her best asset. Point blank. “I think my legs are my best asset.” I like that she is confident in saying so. It seems like it’s often more acceptable to put yourself down or talk about the things you don’t like. It is often considered conceited to say that you like something about yourself. You know what? It’s not. It’s called self-love and it’s OK. Check out more on the subject over on Tina’s blog with today’s 30 Days of Reflection: Outward Beauty.
Question: If you won the lottery, what would you do for YOU?