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Carrie Underwood shared a revealing post-baby confession on Instagram this week.

It turns out, it's not been as easy for the Grammy Award-winning country superstar to bounce back after the birth of her second son, Isaiah.

"I go to the gym and can't run as fast or as far...right now I make a promise to myself to start appreciating my body".

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Read her Instagram post in its entirety below:

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! 

Carrie Underwood has been quite open with her parenting, from her baby announcement to the hysterical conversations she has with her older son. And even though many refer to her as America's Sweetheart, that doesn't stop the mommy shaming.

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We appreciate Carrie being candid and revealing the truths about our post-baby bodies so many of us have felt.



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