Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge shows off her toned physique amid Kelly Dodd’s claims that she was using steroids to stay in shape. The RHOC star posted several photos of her in a bikini taken during her recent trip to Hawaii.
Early this week, Kelly Dodd accused Tamra judge of “shooting up HGH” with the doctor’s help. As Radar Online reported, doctors commonly use human growth hormone to help their patients rapidly build muscle. Some athletes, however, take HGH like a steroid without consulting their doctors to help them improve their performance.
Tamra joined and won her first Muscle Mania competition early this year, as seen on Real Housewives of Orange County finale. In June, the RHOC star announced that she’s going to train for two more competitions. On Twitter, Tamra denied Kelly’s allegations and pointed out that she joined a natural contest, adding that she only takes natural products from AdvoCare.
To further prove that she’s got nothing to hide, Tamra Judge posted several bikini photos taken from her recent trip to Hawaii. Even while she was supposedly on the beach relaxing, the Real Housewives of Orange County said that she still went on a run to balance all the donuts she had been eating.
RHOC fans had mixed reactions seeing Tamra’s photos. While some commented that she was an inspiration for women her age, others believed that it was all because of plastic surgery and steroids. Some also said that she looked way better when she was less muscular, adding that she started looking like a man. A few eagle-eyed fans also noticed that her belly button is “missing” in her photos.
“I had abdominal surgery and I have a scar thru my belly button,” Tamra explained in the comments.
Back in June, Tamra Judge told People that she did not join Muscle Mania for the trophies. Instead, the Real Housewives of Orange County revealed that it was all about setting a goal for herself and completing it, which is far more rewarding than any recognition.
“To me, it was never about getting on stage and winning,” Judge, 48, tells PEOPLE. “It was more about setting a goal for myself and completing it. That’s what I did. That was the rewarding part.”
For five months, Tamra went on an intense training with CUT Fitness gym trainer Mia Finnegan. Through a rigorous routine and strict diet, Tamra ended up losing 16 percent body fat and had her weight down to 111 lbs. The RHOC star shared that the road to being fit is not always easy. At times, she felt discouraged and doubted if what she’s putting herself through was worth it. In the end, she stuck to her program and did in five months what people would normally take a year to accomplish.
“I would wake up around 4:30 a.m. and I would do low intensity cardio at home. Then I would meet [Finnegan] and she would just take me through lifting. I would do split body parts, legs and shoulders, or biceps and triceps. We do two body parts and pretty much always do abdominals — we’d work those out every single day.”
To prepare for her upcoming fitness competitions, Tamra Judge revealed that she’s taking her fitness routine to a whole new level. While some Real Housewives of Orange County fans have had negative things to say about her physique, Tamra said that being a reality show veteran, she has learned to brush it off.
“I’ve seen women comment on my page like: ‘Oh, you’re so masculine looking,’ and I don’t care. I mean, I know it’s not for everybody,” she said.
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