Giudice has kept fans apprised of her workout regimens since leaving prison.

By Mike Miller
June 11, 2018

Teresa Giudice showed off the fruits of her fitness labor, competing in the bikini division of a bodybuilding competition — and she won third place!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 46, flaunted her ripped abs, toned arms and muscular legs in a tiny two-piece bikini at the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on Saturday in Medford, New Jersey.

Giudice has kept fans apprised of her workout regimens since leaving prison with a noticeably more sculpted body two years ago, but she kept quiet about her entry into the bodybuilding competition this weekend.

A rep for the competition did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Her last workout related Instagram offering came at the end of May, when she shared a video of herself exercising her back muscles.

“Two-way rear delt pulls on the cables. Keep your core tight and control the movement through out the entire exercise,” she wrote in the caption, including the hashtags “#shoulders #lifestyle#getfit @the1tlz.”

A video posted the day before showed her doing weighted squats, while another post from earlier that week showed her working on a curl machine. “Glute bridge on the lying hamstring curl machine. Keep range of motion short and really squeeze at the top,” she advised in her caption.

Giudice is also a known Yoga enthusiast, telling Women’s Health in 2016 that yoga helped her “get through it all” during her 11-month prison stay, adding that she planned to become an instructor in the practice.

“I love it so much that I want to get certified in it,” she said. “I have a few more months to go. I’m just taking my time, because I have four daughters. It’s a lot, but I’m definitely going to complete it.”

Giudice continued, “I wish I would have done this years ago. I’ve never been flexible before, and now I’m really becoming more flexible, which I love.”

Meanwhile, her husband JoeGiudice, who is currently serving out his 41-month sentence for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud, has also made some major changes to his body, losing 45 lbs. in prison.

Joe — who transferred from the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey, to a federal prison in Pennsylvania last November — has completed more than 27 months of his sentence thus far. Teresa served a little over 11 months in prison herself for the same crimes and was released on Dec. 23, 2015.

According to a source, the couple — who share daughters Gia, 17, Gabriella, 14, Milania, 12, and Audriana, 9 — “can’t wait to be reunited.”

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