Kelsea Ballerini is no stranger to life on the road. She's been on four major tours and has learned to live a touring life that's equally healthy and fun. In an interview with Self, she described how she can keep up such a healthy lifestyle while traveling the country and living on a tiny bus.
It all started out with Jason Aldean's tour, which turned out to be a little dude heavy. Kelsea describes the tour bus as decked out "with deer antlers over the lights and cowhide on the back of the couches." That doesn't sound like a style that quite jibes with the "Peter Pan" singer.
Luckily, she's got her own bus now, which is much more of a "girl bus." Her favorite features of her home on the road include a vanity, a fridge full of food, and a nearly full sized bed.
Her number one priority for living on tour? Sleep. Even though she's incredibly grateful to be performing for a living, going cross country with shows night after night is pretty exhausting. “On the first tour, when I was on the road with Rascal Flatts, there were 12 of us in bunks stacked three high on each side. And I was on the bottom bunk." That's why she's so happy now for her own tour bus bed.
What does she do with her time off? Nap. Yep, again sleep is a little hard to come by when your bed is going 60 mph all night long. So, to keep her energy up for the night's performance, she takes little naps whenever she can. That way Kelsea knows she bring her best performance to every show.
Another thing that keeps her energized is her super healthy eating habits. Though she admits that being healthy on tour is "really hard. Really, really hard," Kelsea does a great job of keeping around healthy snacks and a whole lot of La Croix.
If you're looking to emulate Kelsea's road diet, first of all get yourself some hummus. She calls it her comfort food and eats it all the time on the road. Most mornings start with a veggie scramble, made on her tour bus stove top. Also, Kelsea also loves Whole Foods California Chicken and a nice bottle of Kombucha. Sounds like a pretty easy, healthy diet for on or off the road.
After she's had her hummus and a good nap, Kelsea's got to get ready for the show. Unlike most stars, Kelsea does all her own hair and makeup for every show. Those are some serious beauty skills! So, her spacious (well, as spacious as a bus can be) vanity is a real must.
From one bus, Kelsea manages to stay rested, stay healthy, and stay gorgeous while entertaining fans across the country. That's one busy life, Kelsea is happy to do it to get to live out her country star dreams.