Carrie Underwood Talks Oatmeal and Tabata With Shape Magazine

Posted on October 17, 2015

Carrie Underwood covers the November 2015 issue of Self

Singer Carrie Underwood covers the November 2015 issue of Shape magazine. Carrie's wearing a tank top and jeans on the cover.

Carrie has been busy with her son Isaiah who is 10-months old. She has a new album Storyteller which arrives in stores on October 23, 2015. The first single from the album, "Smoke Break," was released in August. Carrie also has a closing line out with Dick's Sporting Goods called Calia.

Carrie talked with Shape about her new athletic clothing collection. She says, "Since I exercise almost every day, I like wearing clothes that look just as good on the street as they do at the gym. I've always been an athletic-wear fanatic, but everything I owned was either super-functional and not cute, or really frilly and not right for my workout. I need exercise clothing that I can actually work out in but that also looks great if I meet a friend for coffee afterward. That's why I created Calia with Dick's Sporting Goods. And now I wear it everywhere."

She also talked about how she has oatmeal for breakfast and recently started going breadless for dinner. Carrie says, "I'm vegan and I love bread, but recently, I started making dinner a breadless meal. I'll have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, and I'll make a sandwich on Ezekiel bread for lunch, but in the evening I'll have protein and vegetables and no bread. When I wake up, my belly is flat!"

She says she gained 30 pounds during her pregnancy and exercised during it. She had a C-section and could not work out for six weeks afterwards. She says her favorite workout these days is called Tabata. Carrie says, "But my favorite workout is Tabata, which I can do at home in about a half hour. I'm in love with it! It’s hard, but it really works. I choose seven different exercises, like squats, lunges, or push- ups, and do eight rounds of each-20 seconds on, 20 seconds off for eight rounds. It really revs up my metabolism. When I'm done, I can handle anything."

Here is a behind-the-scenes video of Carrie's Shape cover shoot. Carrie wears a few different pairs of shorts in the cover shoot including blue shorts, black shorts and silver shorts. Take a look:

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