Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z grabbed lunch at a restaurant in Barcelona yesterday prior to her show there last night. Her European tour has brought her from France to Germany and now Spain, and it looks like Jay-Z left his partying behind in the US to join his wife abroad. Hopefully they'll be able to enjoy a few days together since she's off until her show in the UK on Saturday. Downtime doesn't mean that Beyonce won't be hitting the gym, though, as she recently opened up to Self about how hard she trains to look so fantastic. Here's more:
- On working out: "I'm not one of those people who doesn't have to work at it. I can't eat what I want, and I can't not go to the gym . . . I'm trying to do as much cardio as I can, so if I have a really long day of dancing [in rehearsals], then I'll run maybe three miles. If not, then I'll run six."
- On looking sexy: "To me, it's sexier when it doesn't look like you go to the gym. If you look like you've been spending a lot of time in the gym, then it just looks like you spend a lot of time in the gym. So I never want to get to that point where it's not natural. I think it's important to feel like a woman, as well as look like a woman."
- On being curvy: "I feel best when I'm not really thin and not really heavy, like now, when I'm still curvy. I really believe that everyone is supposed to be different, and whatever is a natural weight for you is usually what looks best."
- On indulging: "When I'm completely overwhelmed and tired, comfort food helps. I'll want to have some ice cream. Or when the tour is behind, I'm like, I just want some Krispy Kremes! There's too much good food out there to never indulge."
Whatever Beyonce's doing to stay in such great shape, it's clear Jay's a fan. To see more photos of the happy couple, just