As any parent of a toddler will tell you, it can be really hard to get a decent workout when you’re being constantly trailed by an adorable little rugrat with an incessant desire to be picked up and cuddled. But when you’re a celebrity like Carrie Underwood, keeping in peak red-carpet condition comes with the job description — so, the actress has recruited her 8-month-old baby as a spotter.
“Sometimes we just have to make it work!” posts the country star and “American Idol” alumni on Instagram, alongside an adorable video of her doing squats while holding her son.
Luckily for parents everywhere, the ideal weight to kick your workout up a notch while doing deep-knee bends is typically somewhere between 10 and 25 pounds. So, when Underwood bobs up and down more than a dozen times with baby Isaiah, not only is she giving the Mom-time he desires, but she’s also giving her lower half a heckuva workout.
Using the hashtags #StayThePath, #workout, #fitness, #trainingwithbaby and #fitmom, the 32-year-old singer definitely seems to be sticking with that last one in particular. But of course, babies don’t care how much cardio Mom and Dad have had in a day — they just want some play time. So, Underwood followed up later with another Instagram that had the two of them being silly together.