Beyoncé graces the cover of April’s issue of Shape Magazine in a Mondrian style bikini. Her pose is regal, her gaze is steady, and she is ready to tell the world that she has a new “powerful post baby body.” So how did Bey slim down?
The NY Daily News reports that Beyoncé tells Shape, “Breast-feeding took care of the first 30 pounds,” The 31-year-old new mother tells the magazine. “I was amazed at how the weight just fell off of me. But I had to work very hard to lose the last 25 because I’d scheduled a show just three months after I gave birth. Let me tell you, I’ll never do that again!”
Beyoncé credits prepping for her tour to be the biggest motivator and her way to beat the typical work out doldrums.
She continues in her interview in Shape, “Some people prefer the gym, but when I have to put on workout clothes and run on a treadmill, I get bored,” she said. “The rehearsals leading up to a tour always get me in shape, so I never have to feel like ‘Oh, no, I have to get up and go to the gym!’
Beyoncé and her husband, Jay-Z celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Blue Ivy, on January 7th.
Her favorite part of being a mother is, “hearing her say Mama and call me when she needs something. It makes me feel like I have a real purpose here.”
Earlier this week Beyoncé fans were thrilled when a new track from her fifth studio album was released on her Tumbler page.
“Bow Down/ I Been On” is raising some eyebrows over its lyrics and different sound.
Have a listen and let us know what you think of Beyoncé’s newest song.
(HEADS UP: Lyrics are not safe for little ears and probably are not safe for work.)