AceShowbiz - Carrie Underwood has refused to work out to be "a certain size." The 39-year-old singer confesses that her "goals have shifted" over recent years, and she's now working out with the ambition of having "energy and longevity."
"I feel like earlier in my career I was working out more to be a certain size or fit into a certain aesthetic that I thought I wanted to be. And now I feel like I work out more to be strong and to have energy and longevity," she shared.
Carrie has previously felt underwhelmed by the results of her workout routine. But now, she's got a completely different mindset. The "Something in the Water" hitmaker - who has Isaiah, seven, and Jacob, three, with her husband Mike Fisher - told PEOPLE, "It really is playing the long game, right?"
"I've worked out a whole lot and been frustrated because it wasn't the results that I wanted. I feel like now at this point in my life, you really do learn that it is a lifestyle, it's balance. It is overall taking care of yourself."
Carrie is very in tune with her body and she's aware of what she needs in order to stay healthy. The singer - who married Mike in 2010 - said, "Just taking care of myself - moving more, eating healthy, staying hydrated - these things are all base level stuff."
"If I start feeling weird or tired it's like, what boxes am I not checking? Am I eating fried food? Am I not drinking enough water? Whatever it is, I usually can pinpoint what I've been lacking and try to correct that and get myself back up to speed and be able to be my best."