Teresa Giudice's Transformation From Housewife To Body Builder

It seems that over the last few months, Real Housewives of New Jerseystar Teresa Giudice traded in flipping tables for flipping car tires...because she is ripped.

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Photo taken from Getty Images

Giudice has had a hectic couple of years, not only being in the spotlight for her role on Bravo’s hit series, but for her very public legal battles resulting in jail time in 2015 on several counts of fraud. Upon returning to the show after her 10-month stay at the Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury, Connecticut, she debuted a new lease on life, as well as a new penchant for yoga, health and fitness. Her new fondness for fitness that was an outlet for her in prison became a part of her day to day life, as viewers got to witness on the last season of RHONJ, and now steered her in the direction of competition.

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She wowed audiences at the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on Saturday with her ultra tanned, ultra toned body just barely covered by her fabulous shimmery bikini. While she’s been very open about her fitness journey on Instagram, her entrance into the competition came at a surprise to fans everywhere. A source stated that:

"Teresa has been training since December and doing it five to six times a week. She's also drastically changed her diet. She was looking for a new way to challenge herself and now she's in the best shape of her life."

As a fan of the show since the very beginning, I can assure you that this version of Teresa is virtually unrecognizable from the woman we met 11 years ago on Bravo. Through years of ups and downs, boob jobs, family blowouts, and of course flipped tables, she’s grown considerably as a person and fans can’t wait to see what’s next for her. She placed 3rd out of 8 in this competition, but sources say that this isn’t going to be her last.