connectVideoMaren Morris talks country crossover, marriage with Ryan Hurd
Country star says that she is not the sense of genre boundaries.
Maren Morris loves the skin she’s in, but getting to this point has been a journey for the country singer-songwriter.
“I’ve gone through ups and downs,” Morris told the Health of Women in the upcoming June issue, which she graces the cover of about her mental and physical health.
“After taking that photo, I went through this terrible break, and I lost so much weight,” the 29-year-old added, referring to a photo she shared on Twitter, which caption reads, in part: “Five years and 20 lbs ago.”
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“I looked at my body as healthy as you’re going through emotional turmoil, it is difficult to eat,” she explained before admitting, “that was a wake-up call: I need my mental and physical health.”
From there, Morris turned around. “I put weight back on when I started really laying into my career and tour – the things that brought me happiness,” she shared.
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Now, the “Girl” singer — who is married to fellow country singer-songwriter Ryan Hurd has a scheduled diet when they are on the road, starting each morning with a breakfast of three egg whites and spinach cooked in olive oil with wheat toast.
For lunch, she eats a salad with some type of protein and on days she has a show, Morris will temporarily stop eating after 5 hours
“If I was there, I make it count. I know that I feel terrible if I don’t eat immediately after burning all those calories in the show,” she noted when she walks on stage, adding that she usually eats a different salad sometimes with a glass of rosé.
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As for her training? Morris — whose trainer, Erin Oprea, is also Carrie Underwood to the instructor will be rolling out a mat three times a week on her tour bus for strength. “Squat lunges are the worst,” she admitted. “They are so hard, because that is the area I need it most – my thighs and butt.”
It is definitely worth it, although Morris who hopes to look “like Tomb Raider.”
“This is what I have to look at every time I unlock it – if I’m in a bar, or eating a French fry,” she said of her Alicia Vikander phone background. “So that is motivating.”