Teresa Giudice of 'RHONJ' Is Making A New Career Out Of Something She Learned In Prison

Teresa Giudice of Real Housewives of New Jersey talked to People in February and told them of plans to become a yoga instructor. Giudice credits her time in prison with two things that have changed her life. The first is about getting what you want out of life, and apparently she wants to make a lot of money in 2016. Teresa told People the following.

"I read a lot of inspirational books in prison, like whatever you want, you can put it out there. I want to make $40 million this year. I hope that happens – for real, I made a vision board."
The other thing Giudice learned in prison was meditation and yoga. She credits it with getting through the 11-month sentence she finished not long ago. Teresa wants to use what she learned to create products to teach and help other people.
"I want to come out with my own yoga DVD tape, my own yoga line. If you put out what you want, sometimes you get it. Never say, 'I can't do that,' because then you're already bringing yourself down... I'm excited. I love yoga. It really changed my life. It really got me through this whole ordeal – it really did – being there and everything. I can't live without it now."
The first step in Teresa Giudice's journey to create her multi-million dollar yoga line is to become a yoga instructor. This morning she posted a photo on Instagram of her taking that step.Shortly after her release from prison, Guidice published a memoir titled Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again. In it, Teresa chronicles her experience in prison, both the good and the bad. One of the bad things she talks about is the very beginning of the experience, leaving her children. People reports that Guidice called it "the hardest thing I ever had to do in my whole entire life." Teresa also told of reported maggots in the rice and five televisions for all 200 inmates to share.

Guidice spent her 43rd birthday in prison and says that her fellow inmates surprised her with a party that included a dinner of chicken, linguini, and cookies. Teresa also received birthday gifts from the other inmates. Among the gifts were a pair of crocheted booties and lotion from the prison commissary.

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Teresa will also continue to be part of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reality TV show as she goes through her training, so perhaps we'll get a peek at how it's going from time to time. Season 7 of the show is scheduled to appear on Bravo later this year, and is said to include Giudice and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga arguing with castmate Jacqueline. Teresa has been on Real Housewives of New Jersey since its first season.

This is not Guidice's first business venture. Since RHONJ began its run, Teresa has co-authored three cookbooks. All three books featured recipes handed down from her mother, an Italian immigrant, and all three books have been New York Times bestsellers. The books are titled Skinny Italian (2010), Fabulicious (2011), and Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit(2012). Giudice has also created a line of bellini cocktails called Fabellini and a line of haircare products she named after daughter Milania.

Teresa Giudice is 43-years-old and the mother of four children -- Gia, Gabriella, Audriana, and Milania. Her children's ages range from six to fourteen.

Real Housewives of New Jersey has been on Bravo since 2009, and Teresa Giudice has appeared on the show from the first season. The rest of the cast has changed over the years. Some of the other cast members besides Teresa, Melissa, and Jacqueline are Dina Manzo, who stopped filming during production of the second season but returned for the sixth; Danielle Staub, who left after the second season; and Laurita and Caroline Manzo, who left after the fifth.

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