08/11/2008 at 12:00 PM EDT
The effects of old age won't be a concern for Alanis Morissette.
Don't count on seeing the singer, who says she "notices new things" about her body every month, searching for a fountain of youth. Instead Morissette plans to embrace her body’s transformation.
"I'm fascinated by aging and how a woman's body changes," Morissette, 34, tells Women's Health's
"I don't want to spend the next 50 years of my life trying to hide those changes. There's something very relaxing about watching it unfold instead of fighting it the whole way."
While she watches her body evolve, Morissette has stayed physically fit by adding triathlete to her resume.
"It was amazing to use my body as an instrument rather than as an ornament," Morissette says of the swim-run-bike competition.
When she's not flexing her competitive muscle, the self-described cross-trainer likes versatility in her exercise regimen. While touring to promote her new album Flavors of Entanglement
. Morissette, a fan of kickboxing and dance, counts basketball and volleyball as her favorite sports.
"Doing the same thing every day is not right for my temperament," she says.
In between triathlons and her music career will Morissette, who split from Ryan Reynolds last year
, have time for marriage and a family?
Both are on her list of lifetime goals.
"I want to go to Laos and do a show in Russia and get married and have kids," she says. "Maybe even adopt a kid. I'd like to live somewhere in the middle of nowhere for a while – maybe in a forest or on an ocean bluff."