Carrie Underwood Gets Brutally Honest About Her Recovery From Baby #2

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The Fishers became a family of four on January 21, 2019 when Jacob Bryan Fisher was welcomed into the world.

Carrie Underwood announced the baby’s arrival in a photo posted to her Instagram account with a caption that read, “Jacob Bryan Fisher entered the world in the wee hours of the morning on Monday…his mom, dad and big brother couldn’t be happier for God to trust them with taking care of this little miracle! Our hearts are full, our eyes are tired and our lives are forever changed. Life is good...”

Proud dad, former NHL star Mike Fisher, also took to Instagram to write an emotional note about his son, and share a sweet close-up photo.

“Jacob Bryan Fisher! You are a gift from our Lord! The last few years has has had its challenges and it makes this moment even more sweet!” he wrote. “We didn’t know if Izzy would ever have another sibling but we learned through it all that God is in control and his timing is perfect! He is good all the time even in the difficult times that are hard to understand.

They are clearly enjoying life with two kids – they’re already parents to 4-year-old Isaiah Michael – but it seems that Underwood has to get back to work, and she’s struggling.

When she announced she was pregnant, Underwood also announced that her tour supporting her album Cry Pretty would kick off on May 1st, giving herself a little over three months to get back into “touring shape.”

Now, just two months after giving birth, Underwood is taking to Instagram to reveal how her recovery has been.

“I’m going to be honest, ‘bouncing back’ after having Jacob has been much more difficult than after I had Isaiah,” she said, adding that she’s been very hard on herself.

Here’s why:

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,” she wrote.”

Then, she had a realization.

For almost an entire year now, “my body has not belonged to me.” She explains that her body was a home to Jacob for nine months, and now it is his source of food.

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Happy birthday Isaiah?!!

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She ended the post on a high note, encouraging herself to stay positive about where she is in her fitness and recovery.

“As I prepare for red carpets and for life on tour, right now I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can’t…I’m going to take it day by day, smile at the girl in the mirror, and work out because I love this body and all it has done and will continue to do!”

See her full post below.

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I’m going to be honest, “bouncing back” after having Jacob has been much more difficult than after I had Isaiah and I’ve been pretty hard on myself lately. 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. As I was working out today, I realized that for the past 11(ish) months, my body has not belonged to me. It was a perfect home for Jacob. And even now it belongs to him every time he drinks his milk. As I prepare for red carpets and for life on tour, right now I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can’t. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal. I’m going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I’m always working towards my goals, one day I’ll reach them. I’m going to take it day by day, smile at the girl in the mirror, and work out because I love this body and all it has done and will continue to do! #bodyafterbaby #fitmom #healthy #staythepath @caliabycarrie

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Her post has gotten thousands of comments back, both encouraging her and thanking her for being so real.

One Instagram user wrote, “Thank you for putting into words exactly how I feel! I am 10 weeks post 3rd baby, and I am frustrated with my gym performance! I was still going 2-3 days a week while pregnant, up until 36 weeks, but ended up having an emergency C-section and being out of the gym for 3 months! I am trying to get my best.

Way to go, Carrie!