Champions Body-for-LIFE

Champions Body-for-LIFE

by Art Carey


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ISBN-13: 9780061431371
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Series: Body for Life Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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Champions Body-for-LIFE

Chapter One

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 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.

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Champions Body for Life (Body for Life Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
she_climber on LibraryThing 3 months ago
As a biased lover of the original Body for Life - I found this book very motivating.