Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has built quite an impressive resume over the years. Reality television icon. Check. Mother of four. Check. Best selling author. Check. Teresa can now add bodybuilding contestant to that ever-growing list of achievements. Is there anything the table-flipping Jersey Housewife can’t accomplish? Ever since Teresa’s husband Joe Giudice went away, she seems to be living life on her own terms. Teresa says Joe was always against her competing in a contest like this, but now she’s doing it.
Teresa underwent a complete lifestyle overhaul preparing for her very first bodybuilding competition. In order to do this, she couldn’t eat anything her costars were eating when they went out. Worst of all, Teresa had to sit through most of this epic season completely sober. To get into the best shape of her life, Teresa turned to a familiar face for help. Teresa enlisted New Jersey’s favorite ex-husband Frank Catania to get her in tip-top shape for her first competition. Recently, Frank spoke with Page Six. He discussed training Teresa and had nothing but glowing compliments for her. “Teresa is an animal and that’s in a good way,” Frank said. “I did not think that Teresa had it in her. I didn’t think she was going to make it to the show. I’m not going to lie. She listened to every single thing I said and didn’t vary whatsoever.”
Did Frank not see Teresa flip a table on Danielle Staub, or push Andy Cohen like a rag doll? The animal has always been within her! Frank also discussed Teresa’s round the clock dedication to the competition. “I would get text messages from her at 11:30 at night. I’d get text messages from her at 4 o’clock in the morning. I don’t think the woman ever slept,” Frank said.
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It seems like Teresa was all in with her bodybuilding aspirations. Above all, Teresa’s ability to balance her intense training regime with her motherly duties seemed to impress Frank most. With Joe away, Teresa is the sole parent responsible for all of her children. Frank spoke about Teresa’s massive juggling act in the interview as well. He remarked, “She’s taking care of her daughters and she’s obviously filming and handling all of her other ventures.”
Frank also touched upon Teresa’s inability to drink while training for the competition, and that he was stunned that she followed advice. He said, “I didn’t know she had the willpower.” In a franchise like the Real Housewives which tends to rely heavily on alcohol, the temptation must have been brutal.
Certainly, Teresa was in great hands with Frank as her trainer, and she exceeded all expectations at the event. The supermom with a super body ultimately placed third at her debut competition, surrounded by family and friends. It’s safe to say that her high placement was as a result of Frank’s bodybuilding expertise. Also, Frank trained his son Frankie for his own competition and he came in first place.
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Maybe Teresa will continue bodybuilding and keep Frank on as her trainer! She could place even higher next time, especially if Frank returns to train her.
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF TERESA’S BODYBUILDING? DO YOU THINK TERESA WILL CONTINUE WITH COMPETITIONS LIKE THIS? ARE YOU ENJOYING THIS SEASON OF THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY?
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