Beyonce Says She Worked Hard for Her Post-Baby Body


Beyonce has spoken on how she worked hard to get her body back in to shape after she gave birth to her daughter Blue Ivy in January 2012. Beyonce says she wanted to get back in to shape before putting together the videos that are included in her newly released album and she worked very hard to get her figure back. The singer says she set out to prove that it can be done with hard work and she feels she has now achieved her goal. Beyonce revealed that it just took work:

”I was very aware of the fact I was showing my body. I was 195 pounds when I gave birth. I lost 65 pounds. I worked crazily to get my body back and I wanted to show my body. I wanted to show that you can have a child, and you can work hard, and you can get your body back.”

Beyonce adds that at first she may have had trouble balancing her personal life with her career because there was so much to get used to and it was a big change for her. However, she quickly figured out how to fit it all in and didn’t want to lose that sense of self just because she had become a mother:

”I was breastfeeding, cornrows in my hair, because I was spending so much time being a mother. I would take a few hours out of the day and record. In real life, I was this mother trying to get my focus and my dreams and myself back. Just because you become a mother doesn’t mean you lose who you are.”