"It just happens if and when it happens."

By Faith Brar

Seven-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood recently opened up about how she no longer puts pressure on herself to work out. (Hey, managing a fitness line doesn't mean you always have time to exercise!)

"It just happens if and when it happens," the 34-year-old told People. "I've gotten a lot better at doing what I can when I can, but also cutting myself a little slack. You have to!"

But whenever she gets a chance, Underwood still makes a point to exercise-even if it's not for long. (Here's a workout from her trainer: How to Get Lean, Sexy Legs Like Carrie Underwood)

"It's like, 'Okay, I have 20 minutes. What can I do in 20 minutes?'" she told People. "I can go run for a little while, I can go do some Tabata rounds, I can do something."

"My favorite workout is Tabata, which I can do at home in about a half hour," Underwood previously told Shape. "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, 10 seconds off for eight rounds." (Related: The At-Home Tabata Workout You Can Do Literally Anywhere)

So yes, it's important to make time for fitness, but it's also important to not beat yourself up over missing a workout. We can all learn a thing or two from the singer's refreshing fitness philosophy.


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