Jennifer Lopez finishes a triathlon!

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Jennifer LopezIn my third trimester, I wasn't inspired to do much more than run to the corner for a pint of Ben & Jerry's. (That is, when I couldn't get my husband to do it for me.) But during those waning days of Jennifer Lopez's pregnancy, something clicked. Feeling "like a beached whale," the expectant mom -- dreaming of the day she got her body back -- went looking for inspiration and found it... in a triathlon.

"I was watching TV, and I saw a triathlon and I said, 'You know what? I think I could do that, that would be great for me to do. Maybe I'll do it this year.'" This past weekend, the star reached her goal. She finished the Nautica Malibu Triathlon on Sunday in 2 hours, 23 minutes, and 38.8 seconds, raising $127,000 for Children's Hospital of L.A. in the process. She wasn't the only celeb parent there. Matt McConaughy finished the race in 1 hour, 30 minutes, and 44.7 seconds.

Jennifer gave birth to her twins, Max and Emme, just seven months ago. Seven months after I gave birth, I was still trying to get my husband to fetch Ben & Jerry's for me, despite his arguments that I was no longer pregnant. I think that may have something to do with why Jennifer has her pre-baby body back and why mine is still missing.

What inspired you to get back into shape after your baby was born?

J. Lo on the run(click thumbnails to view gallery)

Into the drinkSupportive husbandPositive attitudeShe's off!Recovering

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