“There were days that I thought I’d never be the same. I’d never be the same physically, my strength and endurance would never be the same,” she said in her new Netflix documentary Homecoming, all about her Coachella performance. “Eventually I wanna be able to do SoulCycle, the stairs and rehearsal in a day,” she added.
Beyoncé had trouble both physically and mentally.
“In the beginning it was so many muscle spasms,” she said. “Just internally, my body was not connected — my mind was not there. My mind wanted to be with my children.”
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“In order for me to meet my goal, I’m limiting myself to no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol,” she said. “And I’m hungry!”
And Beyoncé eventually celebrated hitting one of her goals — fitting in her old costumes for the show.
“Okay this is seriously a huge accomplishment because I did not think I’d ever get back in my old costume, and I’m actually in it and I can still move,” she said. “I still have a ways to go, but this makes me feel good because I’ve been sacrificing and working hard. Huge, huge, huge accomplishment. Yay!”
“Just trying to figure out how to balance being a mother of a 6-year-old and of twins that need me — and giving myself creatively and physically, it was a lot to juggle,” she said. “It’s not like before when I could rehearse for 15 hours straight. I have children. I have a husband. I have to take care of my body. I definitely pushed myself further than I knew I could. And I learned a very valuable lesson. I will never, never push myself that far again.”