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Drew Barrymore Not Pushing Herself To Lose Baby Weight

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Jan. 8 2013, Published 3:30 p.m. ET

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Other stars may start hitting the gym and dieting the day after giving birth, but Drew Barrymore refuses to put herself through that hell!

The 37-year-old, who welcomed her first childwith husband Will Kopelman on September 26, reveals in the February 2013 issue of Good Housekeeping that she is in no hurry to lose the baby weight because she's never had a bikini body, and has the details.

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"I'm still working on it, but I'm not worrying about it," she admits when asked about post-baby shape. "We live in a society where everyone's like, 'Look how amazing she looks two week out from giving birth.' I don't want to be on that hamster wheel; that's hell.

"I'm never going to have the kind of body that makes me excited about bikini season. I've never had a 'beach body.' But I want to feel like I'm showing up and doing my best. My goal is to be nice to myself, gentle toward myself, during this process. It's such a sacred time."

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Drew explains that despite her acceptance of herself and her body, it still makes her feel bad when someone with a perfect figure brags about how easy it is for them.

"I think that being happy makes the biggest impact on your physical appearance," she continues. "Of course I want to look good in clothes. And it never makes me feel good when somebody who has an insane figure tell me, 'I eat whatever I want.' I'm like, 'Thank you so much for making me feel like crap.'

"I know if I eat whatever I want, I will not look amazing. So it's all about balance for me. But I don't want perfection; I don't actually believe in it. What I've learned along the way is, work with what you have; embrace what you've been given. Don't fight against it."

To read more on Drew Barrymore, pick up the February 2013 issue of Good Housekeeping.



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