Miranda Lambert Credits Brendan McLoughlin and His ‘Pity Runs’ for Keeping Her in Shape

Miranda Lambert has been very open about her weight loss struggles over the years. But now that the country star is married, she is getting plenty of motivation to stay in shape from her new husband, Brendan McLoughlin. So how does McLoughlin encourage Lambert to work out and stick to her diet?

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Lambert opens up about staying in shape

Lambert and McLoughlin tied the knot earlier this year after a whirlwind romance, and she credits her husband for being a voice of inspiration whenever she wants to quit working out.

McLoughlin is a bit of a gym rat and keeps in shape so that he can fulfill his duties as an officer with the NYPD. Lambert has shared a few photos and videos of McLoughlin’s sculpted body on social media, so fans are very aware of his level of fitness.

“Sometimes I want to kill him, and sometimes I’m thankful for it,” Miranda Lambert shared.

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According to Us Magazine, one of Lambert’s biggest struggles is that she goes through periods when her diet goes by the wayside. After weeks of consuming nothing but cheeseburgers and beer, Lambert only stops when her clothes stop fitting right.

“I’ll go, ‘That was fun, but my stuff doesn’t fit,” she added. “Then, I’ll spend a month doing Pilates or riding a lot and running. I’m not a runner, but I’m trying to be one.”

McLoughlin, of course, is also there to lend a voice of support, and he is even willing to do whatever it takes to keep Lambert in top shape – even if that means accompanying her on her workouts.

Miranda Lambert jokes about ‘pity runs’

To help his wife maintain her goals, McLoughlin apparently does pity runs with Lambert before running for real on his own.

“He does a pity run with me, and then he does his real run. It’s sad,” Lambert dished.

Lambert was quick to add that she fell in love with McLoughlin at first sight and could not be happier with how their marriage is going. The two only dated for a few months before exchanging vows.

She also admitted that she does not always follow the rules of her diet. If she is in a situation where there is wine and cheese on the table, she usually partakes (and who can blame her?).

Fortunately, it sounds like Miranda Lambert is lucky to have someone like McLoughlin around, who is always there to support her through her ups and downs. And at a height of 5’4, Lambert also deserves a lot of credit herself for staying in shape all these years.

What does Lambert eat to stay healthy?

While Miranda Lambert is not always up for a job through the neighborhood, she does stick to a fairly healthy diet most of the time. When she is being good, Lambert favors grilled chicken and sweet potato salad. She also stays away from a lot of junk food.

The country singer prefers to eat healthier rather than relying on a fad diet. Based on how she has been able to keep the weight off, we have to admit that her methods are paying dividends.

If Lambert is forced to work out, she normally enjoys a run-walk combo instead of straight jogging. She has also been known to do some jumping jacks or a stair machine to keep in shape, which is a great way to get in some cardio.

Although it is a lot of work, Lambert has reached a point in her life where she is finally comfortable with her body, which a big milestone for someone who is constantly performing in front of thousands of people.

Miranda Lambert discusses her weight struggles

Lambert, who recently released her seventh album, Wildcard, admitted that she has struggled to keep the weight off over the years.

The country star blames her height for her weight issues and is very aware that any extra weight shows quickly on her frame.

Through a combination of eating healthy and working out, Miranda Lambert is now comfortable in her own skin. Her weight still fluctuates here and there, but for the most part, Lambert no longer worries about how she looks in the mirror.

While she should be credited for her maintaining her goals, she praised McLoughlin for always being there for her.

“When you truly find someone that loves you for who you are, and that you genuinely are smiling, it’s like a smile from the inside,” Lambert stated.

Before tying the knot with McLoughlin, Miranda Lambert was married to Blake Shelton. The two were together for four years before calling it quits in 2015.