OFFSTAGE: Martina McBride: Less Wine, More Health

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“To heck with it.” That’s what Martina McBride says she kept thinking over the holidays when it came to indulging. “I only wear baggy, shapeless clothing starting at Thanksgiving and continuing through the first week of January … when I finally have had enough,” she says, “and resolve to get back on track.” According to her blog yesterday (Jan. 5), her fresh start is going to start with healthy choices about food, working out and getting more sleep. And, she reveals, saying no to that second (or third) glass of wine. “I know, without a doubt, that as fun as it’s been to just let it all go, I will definitely have more energy and feel better in the next two weeks.” She’s right, right? I mean, I could certainly benefit from less letting go and more saying no. But I’m not so sure I have McBride’s willpower. Especially when it comes to that part about the wine.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.