The country music songstress recently recalled her struggle with pregnancy insomnia while she was pregnant with her second son, Jacob.
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 pic.twitter.com/Fa2wPbicVe
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) January 23, 2019
“At the time I was writing a lot of the book, I was pregnant and I had the worst pregnancy insomnia, which actually ended up being a blessing because that’s when I wrote the majority of the book – the window from, like, 2 a.m. to 5 or 6 in the morning,” Underwood said at the 2020 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Tenn (via the Daily Mail).
“After having my first kid, I felt like I bounced back fast,” she said at the time. “And then with Jake, it was like my body took a minute to get back to me. It was frustrating, because I’m like, ‘Why wasn’t it like the first time?’ But I’m four years older,” Underwood continued. “That also helped me shift my mindset – I’m still working hard, wanting to be the best me possible, but cutting myself slack and just thinking, Be kind to yourself.”
“It’s amazing what we [women] do to ourselves. We’re probably all our toughest critics. I don’t like to call them to cheat days – you’re just enjoying life,” she said. “I feel like holiday time can be stressful when it comes to health and fitness, but it doesn’t have to be. You can just say, ‘I’m going to enjoy myself on the holidays.’
“It’s all about friends and family and food and parties, and indulging responsibly,” Underwood added. “And when New Year’s is over, get back on the horse. It’s like, ‘OK, I’ve had my holiday fun. Now it’s time to get back on my path.”‘