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Maren Morris in Bathing Suit is "Biting Her Tongue"

Here's how she stays fit.

Singer Maren Morris is up to something, and she just released a revealing teaser on Instagram. Morris posted a photo of herself spending time in the water, in a scenario very much resembling the cover of her latest album. She captioned the post, "Been biting my tongue behind a smile… 1 month till #HumbleQuest." (The album, her first since 2019's Girl, is out March 25th.) How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 7 ways Maren Morris stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing-Suit Photos!


She Had A Wake-Up Call

In a 2019 interview with Women's Health, Morris opened up about her past struggles with her body and her health. She said that she went through a bad break-up that led to her wellness and health declining. Luckily, she then had a wake-up call that allowed her to change her lifestyle. "I didn't look at my body like it was healthy — when you're going through emotional turmoil, it's hard to eat. That was a wake-up call: I need to address my mental and physical health."


She Eats Healthy On Tour

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It can be difficult to stay healthy when you have a busy schedule. Especially for a singer like Morris, who has to travel for tours and shows. However, Morris says that she makes sure to eat healthy when she's on the road. "When I'm on there, I make it count," she said to Women's Health. "I know I'll feel awful if I don't eat right after burning all those calories in the show."


She Hates Squat Lunges, But Still Does Them

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Morris told Women's Health that although she hates doing certain exercises, she sticks with them, since she knows they help her. The singer cited one particular exercise as an example. "Squat lunges are the worst," Morris said. "They're so hard because that's the area I need it most — my thighs and" backside.


She Motivates Herself

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Morris says to Women's Health that her goal is to "look like Tomb Raider," and she says that she has a trick to keep herself moving towards that goal.  She says that she keeps a photo of actress Alicia Vikander as Tomb Raider on her phone, and looks at it whenever she has unhealthy cravings. "This is what I have to look at every time I unlock it — if I'm at a bar, or eating a French fry," Morris said. "So that's motivating."


She's Comfortable With Her Body

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Morris' trainer, Erin Oprea, tells Us Weekly that the singer is comfortable with her body, even after welcoming her first child in 2020, and isn't in any rush to lose weight. "She doesn't have this, 'I want to bounce back kind of mentality,' which I freaking love, after having a baby," Oprea says. "She has this, 'I want to feel good, but I still want to love life.' And I think it's cool. My goal for her [is] slow and steady, enjoy the journey."


She Plays Fitness Games With Her Trainer

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Oprea tells Us Weekly that she likes to make Morris' workouts as fun as possible. She says that the two of them like to play fitness games during sessions. "My philosophy is to try and turn fitness into games. So we play lots of fitness games."


She Started Therapy

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After seeing Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born, Morris told Women's Health that she decided to start going to therapy. She says that she saw a lot of similarities between her life and Lady Gaga's character, and wanted to prevent some of the things that happened in the film. "I had to go to therapy. Not the substance abuse part, but there were things that happened to [Lady Gaga's] character that happened to me. That movie rocked us both. We were like, 'We can never end up like this. Cool?'"

Anna Bechtel
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