There’s a reason that the lyrics of Miranda Lambert’s biggest hits are all about heartbreak and revenge. Seriously—the 36-year-old country singer has been through it. But after surviving a very public divorce with Blake Shelton and finding love again with new husband Brendan McLoughlin, she finally realized that “it all comes out in the wash.”
Now, Miranda has a noticeably different attitude that’s a little less “Kerosene” and a little more “Holy Water.” Again, the proof is in her music—but you can also tell she’s happier by the way she looks. In a recent interview with Health, Miranda explained that she’s healthier than ever before after reaching a “comfortable place” with her body. Here’s everything to know about her diet, exercise routine, and new outlook on life.
Miranda is finally ‘comfortable’ with her size.
You wouldn’t know it by looking at Miranda’s stunning figure on the red carpet, but staying fit hasn’t always been easy for her.
“My whole life, I’ve struggled with ups and downs in weight,” she said. “I’m only 5’4″ so weight shows quickly on me.”
But now, Miranda is finally at peace with the way she looks.
“I’ve hit a comfortable place; this is pretty much my size,” she continued. “I’m a size 6, give or take five pounds, depending on the day.”
So, how does she stay in shape?
A lot of celebrities credit their weight loss to certain diets or exercise routines—but Miranda admits that she’s kind of all over the place. And, for her, that’s what works.
“I don’t have any rhyme or reason to my fitness routine or dieting. I’ve been on every diet. Every time I did low-carb, I would gain [the weight] back so quickly,” she explained. “Sometimes I have a couple weeks where I just drink beer and eat cheeseburgers. And then I’ll go, ‘That was fun, but my stuff doesn’t fit.’ Then I’ll spend a month doing Pilates or riding a lot and running.”
While Miranda admits that she’s “not a runner,” her six-pack sporting husband Brendan helps motivate her.
“He does a pity run with me, and then he does his real run. It’s sad,” she joked. “These days, I just try to feel good about myself and know that I’m trying.”
Her newfound confidence is good for her music.
Getting up and singing in front of a huge crowd isn’t easy—but it’s even more difficult if you feel bad about yourself. For Miranda, establishing self-confidence has made it easier to perform at her shows.
“It’s so good to find your place,” she said. “I don’t like being onstage worrying about my body. That’s the last thing I want to be thinking about. I don’t give my best performance when I’m distracted by my insecurities.”
Since letting go of heartbreak, Miranda has adopted a new mindset about the way she looks: “Whatever state you’re in, you’ve gotta rock it.”