From her kitchen in Nashville, Tennessee, Faith is Skyping in to share her fitness tips. For years, Faith says she only worked out to get in shape for a video shoot or work-related event. "I would exercise rapidly for two to three weeks," she says. "Then, I would go about my regular life."
Then, in January 2008, Faith says she underwent knee surgery, which changed her outlook on exercise. "I was down for six months. I couldn't exercise. I couldn't do anything," she says. "At that moment, I realized, you know what, I'd really taken my health for granted."
Over the summer, she says she and her husband, fellow country star Tim McGraw, decided to change their lifestyle completely. "[We] changed our eating habits," she says. "We started working out daily with cardio, mostly on an elliptical cardio machine."
Faith says she does about 4 miles a day on the elliptical and incorporates Pilates into her routine. Once she started seeing results, she says she agreed to do the cover of Shape as a 41st birthday gift to herself. "I also think it was a gift to her husband," Mark says. "Thank you from all the husbands out there."