Miranda Lambert has finally reached a “comfortable place” with her weight after years of struggling with her body image.
The 36-year-old singer opened up about her diet and exercise regime during a cover interview with Health magazine and admitted she’s only recently come to accept her looks.
“I’ve been all sizes. My whole life, I’ve struggled with ups and downs in weight,” she said. “I’m only 5’4″ so weight shows quickly on me. I’ve hit a comfortable place; this is pretty much my size. I’m a size six (U.K. size 10), give or take five pounds, depending on the day.
“It’s so good to find your place. I don’t like being onstage worrying about my body. That’s the last thing I want to be thinking about. I don’t give my best performance when I’m distracted by my insecurities.”
The Little Red Wagon star added that it was a fan who inspired her to adopt a new outlook when it comes to her appearance.
“There was a time when I wasn’t happy about the way I looked – but I was happy about where I was in my career, so I was like, ‘I’ll worry about that later,'” she explained. “I had a girl come up to me. She was probably my size and age, and she said, ‘I want you to know I threw my scale away because of you, because you’re so confident. I realised my weight is not in a scale; it’s in how I feel about myself.’ That gave me confidence to be like, ‘Whatever state you’re in, you’ve gotta rock it.'”