Country singer Tim McGraw is fitter and healthier than ever after quitting drinking, losing 40 pounds and embarking on a rigorous workout regimen.
"I drank a lot from my point of view and I needed to stop," McGraw, 45, told People. "I felt quitting was something I needed to do. I didn't feel I had any moral high ground with my kids in the long run."
Tim stopped drinking five years ago and began an intense workout program that includes weight-training and basketball and has never looked or felt better.
"To stay fit, I try to keep it consistent as best as I can," says McGraw, who's married to singer Faith Hill, 45. "Part of my routine is getting up in the morning, taking the kids to school and then going to the gym, spending a couple of hours in there."
Tim, who's getting ready to launch a 30-city tour this spring, says exercise pumps him up before he hits the stage.
"Working out is a great way to go out on stage," says McGraw, who has a new new album, "Two Lanes of Freedom." "When I hit the stage, my adrenaline is going and I'm ready."
While Tim is pleased with his buff body, his primary motivation for embracing a healthier lifestyle is to be around for his three daughters: Gracie Katherine, 15, Maggie Elizabeth, 14, and Audrey Caroline, 11.
"I'm in a good place right now," says McGraw. "I really feel like this new album is not a culmination of the things I've done; it's a new beginning of the things I am going to do. I want to enjoy my career and having my family. I have a busy life, but it is a fulfilling life."