It's a breath of fresh air when gorgeous celebrities admit they have to work at looking so hot, and Beyonce is one of these (not single anymore) ladies who is up front about what it takes to achieve her ideal shape. The singer/actress is showing off her curves and glowing skin on the June cover of Self and told the magazine, "I can't eat what I want, and I can't not go to the gym."
Beyonce is mostly focused on cardio these days, running up to six miles a day when she hasn't been through a long day of rehearsals. She's not afraid of a little strength training and said, "I'll put on a song that I really like and do [biceps curls with] five-pound weights [for] the whole song and just try to burn out."
A rigorous fitness routine and disciplined diet require a lot of motivation; find out how Beyonce gets inspired when you read more.
Beyonce keeps a painting of an Oscar right next to her treadmill as a visual reminder of her ultimate goal. She uses other little tricks, like thinking about her costumes needing to fit, but the superstar is sure true motivation comes from within. Here's what she told Self:
The truth is, it's a lot of sacrifice. It's more about your mental strength than physical strength. You have to push yourself. It doesn't matter what trainer you have. And it doesn't matter what program you're on. You have to be healthy and make the right choices.
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