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Zara Phillips

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While Zara Phillips may be a member of the royal family (she's the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II), the 33-year-old beauty, who gave birth to daughter Mia Grace in February 2014, has far more in common with an average mom than one may first expect. 

"What surprised me about having a baby is losing all your fitness and how tough it is to get it back," the talented equestrian, who made her Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games, tells FT Weekend Magazine, per the U.K.'s Daily Mail

Phillips and her husband, former rugby captain Mike Tindall, welcomed their wee one, who is 16th in line to the British throne, just over a year ago, and the lovebirds debuted the first photo of their darling daughter on the cover of Hello! magazine in March 2014. 

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Zara Phillips

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During her pregnancy, Phillips quit competitive horse-racing shortly after announcing she was expecting and it's since been difficult for the athletic stunner to achieve her pre-baby fitness levels. She regularly swims and bikes to get her body in shape, and the new mom was back to riding horses in no time after giving birth. 

"I also try to work out on an exercise bike first thing in the morning," she shared. 

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Zara Phillips

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Currently, Phillips, who previously took home the silver medal with Team GB at the 2012 Olympics, is hoping to qualify for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, which are less than two years away. 

Although she's been training hard, the blond beauty has been able to bring her daughter to competitions "so I don't have to go the entire day missing her." 

Her Olympic dreams will also put any plans for baby No. 2 on hold, although it seems that the couple hopes to later expand their family. "That also means I won't be able to have any more children between now and then, too," she clarified. 

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