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Lower your expectations.
Yes, you heard us right. Realism can help you keep your perspective not to mention your sanity. Perhaps you have dreams of looking like Cindy Crawford (personal trainer and nanny not included) moments after giving birth. More likely you will learn to consider it a banner achievement if you do not bust the zipper of your ''fat girl'' jeans while hauling around the baby carrier, grocery bags, diaper bag and purse. Your body may never look exactly the same as it did when you were 20, and that's okay. You've got a beautiful baby to show for it.