It was just one year ago that BeyoncÃ© shut down Coachellaâor, as the year of the festival is now known, Beychella. Today (along with a live album), the superstar is sharing an intimate, in-depth look at how it all came together, including her grueling post-partum journey that began less than a year after giving birth to twins Rumi and Sir.
As BeyoncÃ© first detailed in her September Vogue cover story, she changed her diet, âbecame vegan temporarily, gave up coffee, alcohol, and all fruit drinks.â The singer has gone animal-product-free a few times over the years in anticipation of past Coachella performances, but as she further reveals in her new Netflix documentary, Homecoming: A Film by BeyoncÃ© she went to new lengths after her second time giving birth.
âI thought Iâd never be the same,â she explains of her post-partum life. âI had to rebuild my body.â That rebuilding came after being confined to bed rest for a month and having an emergency C-section due to preeclampsia complications. Add on caring for newborn twins, a six-year-old, plus a marriage and an intense training schedule, and you begin to understand the task at hand. âI would dance and go off to the trailer and breastfeed the babies,â she explained via voice-over in the new film.
The intensity of her routine resulted in a key realisation about self-care. âI definitely pushed myself further than I knew I could and Iâve learned a very valuable lesson,â she says. âI will never push myself that far again.â
Through it all, sheâs found newfound appreciation for her body, as she reflected on in Vogue. âTo this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller,â she wrote. âI have a little mommy pouch, and Iâm in no rush to get rid of it. I think itâs real.â Consider the singer’s healthy approach words to live by in 2019.
This article originally appeared at Vogue.com
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