Carrie Underwood says 'bouncing back' has been 'much more difficult' after second baby: 'I've been pretty hard on myself lately'

Carrie Underwood is done.

Not with music. She’s already prepping to hit the road for her “Cry Pretty Tour 360,” which kicks off in May, and to return to red carpets for upcoming country music awards shows, following the birth of her second son, Jacob, in January.

Underwood vowed in a new Instagram post that she’s done with judging her body so harshly and noting all the ways that it has changed since giving birth to both Jacob and 3-year-old Isaac, whom she also shares with retired NHL player Mike Fisher.

The “Before He Cheats” singer wrote that it’s been “much more difficult” for her to return to her pre-baby body this time around and that she feels like her body hasn’t really belonged to her. Underwood is known for her fitness and even has a line of fitness apparel, Calia.

“I’ve been pretty hard on myself lately,” she wrote. “I go into the gym and I can’t run as fast or as far. I can’t lift as much weight or do as many reps as I could a year ago. I just want to feel like myself again… for my body to feel the way that I know it can.”

Underwood said that from this point forward, she plans to “start appreciating what my body can do and stop focusing on what I can’t. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal.”

She said her new approach is to “take it day by day” and trust that she’ll eventually reach her goals.

Fans applauded her honesty and called her an inspiration. They thought she looked pretty fabulous, but they were totally there for her complaints about how your body changes after giving birth and with age.

“Well said!” one commenter wrote.

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Carrie Underwood performs "Cry Pretty" at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 22: Carrie Underwood arrives at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on June 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Carrie Underwood is honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Singer Carrie Underwood arrives in the press room for day 2 of iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 22, 2018. (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Carrie Underwood arrives at the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 17: Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 CMT Artists of The Year at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 17, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT)
Singer Carrie Underwood arrive at the 52nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Singer Carrie Underwood poses in the press room with the female vocalist of the year award at the 52nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Host Carrie Underwood appears at the 52nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Carrie Underwood performs at the 2018 CMT Artists of the Year show at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
Carrie Underwood interpreta "Spinning Bottles" en la ceremonia de los American Music Awards, el martes 9 de octubre del 2018 en el Teatro Microsoft en Los Angeles. (Foto por Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
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