The all-new official guide to the Body-for-LIFE Challenge, with success secrets and tips to help you win your own personal Body-for-LIFE Challenge, by Body-for-LIFE Challengers and Champions from the past 10 years.
Champions Body-for-LIFE is not just another diet or fitness book—it's a book of personal transformation. The Body-for-LIFE 12-week journey has changed the lives of millions. What makes it so successful?
It's Simple. It Works.All it takes:
- 12 weeks
- 4 hours of exercise per week
- 6 small, balanced, and nutritious meals per day—never be hungry again
Now, Body-for-LIFE Champions and Challengers share how they created new and better lives for themselves, simply by following these three rules:
1. Know your reasons for changing (Chapter 2)2. Write them down (Chapter 3)3. Get started (Chapter 4)
You do have the power to change your body, your mind, your life.
Read how men and women become Champions as you follow the 12-week story of two Body-for-LIFE Challengers. Mark Unger, a major in the U.S. Marine Corps, and Alexa Adair, a college student, share their personal Journeys of Transformation—from their Decisive Moments, to Starting the Challenge, Week 12, and a year later. Week by week, they chronicle the excitement, the tough moments, and the life-transforming experience of finishing their own personal Challenges.
Science Shows Body-for-LIFE Works
For more than 10 years, millions of people have proven with their real-life transformations that Body-for-LIFE works. Now science shows it works, too! In a clinical study of overweight men and women, the people who followed Body-for-LIFE:
- Lost approximately twice as much body and belly fat as the control group and moderate exercise higher-carb group
- Decreased body fat by 21 percent on average
- Decreased body weight by 11 pounds on average
- Decreased belly fat by 26 percent on average
Champions Body-for-LIFE is for everyone—whether you're starting your first Body-for-LIFE Challenge or your fourth.
Read an Excerpt
The Story of Body-for-LIFE
Welcome and congratulations!
The fact that you've opened this book and are reading these words means you've taken the first step. You have embarked on the trip to transformation. In 12 weeks, a mere three months, your body will be different...it will be stronger, leaner, more energetic and healthier. But that's not all. Mentally, you will be more focused and confident. You'll have learned what it takes to make incredible changes not just to your body, but in all areas of your life.
Maybe you opened this book because of the incredible "before" and "after" photos on the cover. Maybe you're unhappy with the way you look. Maybe a friend shared his or her transformation with you. Maybe you want to take control of your life. Maybe you want to prove you're up to the challenge. Maybe you bought the original Body-for-LIFE book, like over four million other people did, and something always prevented you from starting the program. Maybe this time, you're ready to complete the full 12 weeks.
Whatever your motivation, we're here to help. "We" are the hundreds of Champions who have won the Body-for-LIFE Challenge since 1999. We are also the thousands of Challengers who have completed the Body-for-LIFE program and won the best prize of all...a strong, healthy body. And, we discovered that we're Champions.
Once, we were you. We were sluggish. We were tired. We were stuck. We were ashamed of what we'd become, embarrassed by how we looked, worried about how we felt. We wanted more from ourselves and more out of life.
All of us at somepoint...the decisive moment...made the same decision you made when opening this book: It's time for change. It's time for a new me.
This book is about your body. Building on the tried-and-true principles outlined in the first Body-for-LIFE book, it contains over 10 years of new research supporting key principles of exercise, nutrition and how your body works.
But what's really new and different about this book is us. We are the voices of over 10 years of Champions and successful Challengers. We will be your guides, your coaches, your trainers, your motivators and cheerleaders. We will be with you every step of the way, and we will share all our knowledge, wisdom and secrets. We will tell you what works for us. What helped us finish our 12-week Challenges and what allows us to continue to live this lifestyle, even years after our first 12-week Challenges. We will show you how we did it, how we made it, and how you can, too.
Our overarching goal is simple: to enable you to unlock your true potential andbecome the person you've always wanted to be. In the end, of course, it's not justabout your body. It's also about your mind and soul.
No one knows this better than Bill Phillips, the original driving force behindBody-for-LIFE. Phillips wrote the first book, Body-for-LIFE: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength. When it was published in 1999, it became a phenomenon. It climbed the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for seven years. More then four million copies were sold, and it was translated into 20 languages. In 2003, USA Today listed it as one of the top all-time fitness books. The bible of the Body-for-LIFE movement, it remains the spark that created the foundation of the enthusiastic Body-for-LIFE Community.
A big reason for the book's success was the Body-for-LIFE Challenge...and those amazing before-and-after photos that demonstrate beyond doubt that the program works. Since 1999, millions of people have bettered themselves through Body-for-LIFE, and hundreds of Challengers have been crowned Champions.Champions Body-for-LIFE. Copyright © by Art Carey. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first diet related book I have ever read from cover to cover. The actual accounts from people who participated in the Challenge were inspiring, as well as the before and after photos. The workout schedule seems rigorous, but it is definitely do-able. The only downfall to the program is the utilization of EAS and Myoplex products. If you can't tolerate artificial sweeteners or food coloring, these products are not for you. I've tried some of the products and became ill from using them. The shakes and bars are not as tasty as the book proclaims them to be. Remember, this book is partially advertisement for the company that produces these products. Eat healthy, watch your carbohydrate and sugar intake, and follow the workout plan. You should still see great results even if you can't officially enroll in the Challenge.
As a biased lover of the original Body for Life - I found this book very motivating.