jessica alba bikiniNew year, new you, am I right? January is that fateful month of forced renewal that guilts us into eating less and sweating more. It's the worst. I look for motivation wherever I can get it -- anything to make me get out of bed at 6 a.m. and head to that god forsaken hurt locker I mean gym. It's a struggle every darn time, but looking at photos of celebs in bikinis helps. It kind of makes you think if they can do it, so can I. Never mind that they've got personal trainers, chefs, and yoga instructors ... let's just put their advantages aside for a second and get inspired by their hotness. We can look like that, too! We hope!

So if getting bikini ready is a goal of yours in 2012, here are 5 celebs with killer beach bods who will goad you into working on your fitness.

There's Jessica Alba, mother of two, looking toned to perfection on the beaches in Mexico. Two syllables: ka-pow. That's one hot mama.

miley cyrus bikini

Miley Cyrus is looking fantastic. She's got time on her side, seeing how she's only 19, but she's an inspiration no less. Look at those abs!

gisele bikini

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is a fine line between motivating and discouraging, but damn: Will you look at what God gave her.

lindsay lohan bikini

Lindsay Lohan's bikini body is surprisingly terrific. She may not treat her body that well -- what with the Red Bull, vodka, cigarettes, and alleged drug use -- but you'd never know it from this pic. Girl looks good.

kristin cavallari bikini

A bikini post without Kristin Cavallari is like a cake without icing: What's the point? Seen here in Miami, Kristin knows how to work it.

Which celebs inspire you to work out?

 

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