Musician and Nashville local Carrie Underwood has published her book ‘Find Your Path’, which details her fitness, health and wellness journey. “I want to be healthy and fit 52 weeks of the year, but that doesn’t mean I have to be perfect every day. This philosophy is a year-round common-sense approach to health and fitness that involves doing your best most of the time—and by that I don’t mean being naughty for three days and good for four. I mean doing your absolute best most of the time during every week, 52 weeks of the year,” Underwood says.
As well as writing about her own schedule and fitness plans, the book also features recipes, workout guides and programs and a journal for readers to fill out.
In 2018, Underwood spoke to SELF magazine and explained how she keeps her workouts upbeat and interesting by using a deck of cards a useful tool. “I’ll assign a move to each suit, then flip over a card and do the number of [reps that corresponds with the number]. So if it’s an eight, I’ll have to do eight push-ups,” she says. For a total-body workout, she’ll make sure to include an upper-body move, lower-body move, abs work, and cardio. “I’ll do things like push-ups, pull-ups, and sometimes I’ll assign a suit to running on the treadmill and I’ll run a quarter mile.” The card game serves two purposes for Underwood: It keeps things fresh and saves her the energy of having to plot out an exact workout. “You don’t have to think too much,” she explains. When she doesn’t have cards on hand, she’ll improvise a similar system using dice—assigning one move to each number on the die, and then doing 15 reps of whichever move she rolls.
Underwood will be carrying out a book tour in March to celebrate the publication. The tour will start in New York, with an event in Nashville on Thursday, March 5 at Parnassus Books in Green Hills. Those who attend the book signing will have the chance to meet Underwood, ask her questions during a Q&A and receive a signed copy of her book Find Your Path.