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Fitness

Before and After Photos: Real Women Try the Bikini Body Workout

Exercise before and after photos.
Anna Caspersen inset "I lost 6 pounds and dropped a full dress size"

Goal: A busy New York City mother of four (the youngest was born last September), Anna, 37, was dying to get her pre-baby body back.

Results: "I went from a size 10 to an 8, and while I'm not quite into my pre-pregnancy jeans yet, at least I can wear some of my more forgiving pre-pregnancy pants."

Anna Caspersen swimsuit "I lost 6 pounds and dropped a full dress size"

Stay-motivated strategy: "I put my exercise clothes on right away when I got up, then worked out after dropping my kids off at school. That way there was no backing out."

Moment of truth: "I'm going to Arizona tomorrow to meet some friends, and I won't hesitate to put on my bikini!"

What I loved about this workout: "At the beginning I had to walk a few times to finish a 1.5-mile lap around a reservoir. Now I can easily run it twice."

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