By now, you've probably seen Miranda Lambert owning the cover of the latest issue of Women's Health magazine. The issue just hit stands, so when I made my weekly run to the store, I just had to pick up a copy.
What I found inside were a few great beauty tips and recipes and a very candid Lambert talking about her new figure and fitness regimen.
It seems to be all anyone is talking about regarding the country star these days. Quite frankly, I'm starting to wonder how I, as a female and a fan, feel about this.
Lambert has a new album, Platinum, set for release June 3, a tour about to launch, several thriving business ventures, a brand new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, yet much of the press surrounding the singer these days about her new, svelte body.
But then again, it is kind of hard to ignore a guesstimated 20-pound weight loss on an already petite frame. I guess I just always shared the same feeling as Lambert's husband Blake Shelton -- that she's always been beautiful.
In the magazine interview, Lambert said she asked Shelton why he hadn't commented about her weight loss.
"You were beautiful before," he told her. "You're beautiful now."
Now that is a good husband.
Of course, it is Women's Health magazine, so it makes perfect sense for the article to focus on her fitness and well-being.
In reading Lambert's confessions about her diet growing up, the perils of her physique being in the public eye, her motivation for change and her workout tips and tricks, you get the sense that being thin is not the key. It's about being the best and healthiest version of yourself.
And she is committed to sticking to this new path. Getting those veggies through juicing, pouring water on her meal to stop herself from eating after she's full, "breaking up" with Cheetos, squeezing in those jumping jacks, taking the stairs and, yes, even occasionally cheating with a "low-fat chocolate shake" on special occasions, Lambert is on a journey to change her lifestyle. However, she won't allow those changes to run her everyday life.
"I do want to live and not just spend every day worrying about gaining a couple of pounds back," she said.
That's the only way to live.