Beyonce's Secrets to Looking Good

May 20, 2009 By:
Beyonce's Secrets to Looking Good

The always sexy Beyonce graces the cover of
Self
magazine this month looking well...sexy!

In the mag she talks about her workout regime, her motivation, how to make her long days work fun and most importantly she discusses confidence! We all know one can't have enough of confidence!

You can read the excerpts from the interview below:

She puts in the work. To get a tour-worthy body–one that can handle singing and dancing at the same time–the star works out five days a week with her trainer. Those workouts include 100 squats, step-ups and walking lunges (each!).

She makes it fun. An upper body workout can get boring with all those repetitions, so Knowles added her own twist. “I’ll put on a song that I really like and do [biceps curls with] 5-pound weights the whole song,” she told us. Or, using 3-pound weights, she’ll box for the length of one track.

She knows how to motivate herself. What's the point of running, if you're not running towards something? Knowles keeps a painting of an Oscar at the gym, so she's literally running towards her next goal. "I look at it, and I'm like OK, I have to stay in shape," she admits.

She's consistent. From the beginning of rehearsals on January 19 to the start of her tour on March 26, Knowles practiced her choreography for nine hours a day, seven days a week--while wearing 5-inch stilettos. Think it's tough to make it through the workday? That's 603 hours in heels! The star admits, "When I come home and take them off, I'm like, "Oh, my God! I wish I could just chop my feet off!"

She understands the importance of confidence. Transforming into Sasha Fierce is more than putting on a teeny-tiny costume and sky-high heels. To become her alter ego, Knowles rehearses her sexy walk. "It's about self-esteem," she instructs. "It's in the hips. Lean back, stretch your neck, keep your shoulders low, point your toes and cross one foot in front of the other." Anyone can do it!