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Zara Tindall says she found it ‘hard’ to get her body back post pregnancy

Zara Tindall has appeared on her husband Mike Tindall's brand new YouTube series named 'Mike Drop' and spoken openly about her post-baby body. Speaking with the former rugby player, Zara dicussed her love for racing, sport and motherhood and also revealed that after having their three children, she struggled with "getting her body back" amidst her return to competitive horse riding.

The series has been created to promote Aussie horseracing event, Magic Millions, and will see the former rugby player chat to figures from the equestrian world - and his royal wife, a former world champion herself, was the first to appear on the show.

In the discussion with the former rugby star, who has three children with the royal - Mia, Lena and Lucas - Zara opened up about riding horses after giving birth to their eldest, nine-year-old Mia, and said: "It is hard getting your body back when you've been riding for 25 years, and then your body is just completely not doing that and your muscles doing nothing and stretching and creating an amazing thing.

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"But it's just completely different, trying to get your body back to where it was was quite... I found hard work."

She added: "But she [Mia] was along for the ride as well, she was very much taken around to the shows."

"I found it hard getting myself back to it. Mentally, you feel guilty as a mother leaving your child to go and do something else."

"Is that because you didn't trust dad?" joked Mike.

Zara and Mike Tindall pictured on their wedding day in July 2011 at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh (Danny Martindale/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

But although she found it hard getting back to where she had been before in terms of fitness and her body, the work she did, and does put in, keeps her looking (and probably feeling) incredible - and that is thanks to a balanced diet and regular exercise, which she has revealed in the past.

Speaking to The Sunday Times Magazine, she said that she doesn't "diet" and instead aims to "eat well and not to eat too many carbohydrates or sugary things."

As for what a typical day looks like for her, it was reported that her mornings begin at 7am with a bowl of Greek yoghurt and honey, a piece of fruit or toast, which would give her the energy for a quick workout on the family's exercise bike at home - according to Hello! Magazine.

When it comes to lunch, the royal tends to have something light and "simple like soup and a sandwich or eggs and toast".

As for Mike's meals, his appetite differs slightly. In an interview with Waitrose & Partner's Food magazine, Mike said how breakfast is the only meal he enjoys cooking and regularly whips up items such as scrambled eggs on toast with smashed avocado and salmon paired with a green tea. Find out more about Zara's diet here.

See here to watch the full interview between Mike and Zara Tindall.


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