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Fitness

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

Exercise before and after photos.
Lisa Lovejoy inset "I can wear any style suit with confidence"

Goal: Lisa, 41, from Branford, Connecticut, is a mother of two boys. She wanted to tone her arms and slim her lower body.

Results: "I lost four pounds and my muscles are more sculpted."

Lisa Lovejoy swimsuit "I can wear any style suit with confidence"

Biggest challenge: "At first I could only do the plank for 10 seconds, but I took some advice from an online chat group we formed -- stop watching the clock and sing a song. That did the trick."

Stay-motivated strategy: "I mixed up the cardio by doing 30 minutes on the bike and 30 more on the treadmill, or 20 each on the elliptical, bike, and treadmill -- it went much faster."

What I loved about this workout: "I used to practically walk through my three-mile jog and wonder why I wasn't seeing results. The intervals made a huge difference. And now I'm using 10-pound weights and love my new definition!"

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