are the Spring 2003 Winners!
This Challenge Grand Champion is Carrie Shipp
from Dallas, Texas. Here's what she had to say about her
met every goal I set at the beginning of my Challenge!
My stamina increased as I grew stronger. I weighed
and measured my body fat every two weeks to evaluate
my progress. My clothes became looser as the weeks
progressed. The physical and mental changes inspired
me to stay on course, my mental clarity sharpened
and I could see that the proper exercise and nutrition
were contributing to the great feelings I started
having about myself. This is just the beginning
are the rest of this Challenge's winners, listed by division.
- 29 Division
lost 30 pounds and went from 20% body fat to 6%
true measure of success for me during this Challenge was
not that I have changed so much physically, but my confidence
has grown when dealing with my personal training clients
and my life in general. I definitely feel that I now 'look
the part.' I now realize what the human body is
capable of. Coming into this Challenge, I was in the worst
shape of my life, and now I feel like I can accomplish
lost a total of 17 pounds while increasing his muscle
am blown away with the results I got and did not expect
to see such a dramatic change in just 12 short weeks.
I completely changed my diet, lifestyle, and workout schedule.
Even if I don't physically win this competition,
I still consider myself a winner, as I have met all the
goals I set for myself at the beginning of this contest."
went from 36-inch waist to a 32-inch waist and lost
a total of 25.5 pounds.
used to eat and drink without regard to nutritional content.
This Challenge has helped me change the way I view food.
By working out every day and eating right, the fat began
shedding away. For the first time in my life I have visible
muscle definition. After seeing my before and after pictures
I could not believe the difference and then made a promise
that I would never allow myself to look like that again.
I am very happy with what I have accomplished, mentally
and physically with the Lean Body Challenge."
- 39 Division
Place & Overall
went from 21.5% body fat to 12.8% body fat and down
to a size 2 from a size 8.
met every goal I set at the beginning of my Challenge! My
stamina increased as I grew stronger. I weighed and measured
my body fat every two weeks to evaluate my progress. My
clothes became looser as the weeks progressed. The physical
and mental changes inspired me to stay on course, my mental
clarity sharpened and I could see that the proper exercise
and nutrition were contributing to the great feelings I
started having about myself. This is just the beginning
George Tardibono MD
went from 26.5% body fat to 18.4% and lost 15 pounds
of fat while gaining 3.5 pounds of muscle.
accomplished these goals in a home setting without a gym
membership, and in the midst of daily life, responsibilities,
job and family, I believe others should be inspired to see
that success is possible to anyone, given the proper structure,
information and effort. No matter what the outcome of the
Lean Body Challenge, I believe that I have accomplished
a significant improvement in my physique and well-being,
and consider myself a winner already!"
lost a total of 14 pounds and met every single one
of his fitness goals.
the last 12 weeks I have had some great learning moments
in my life that will continue to help define who I am, but
more importantly, to help those who are struggling with
their uncertainties in life. I desire to be a part of Lee's
mission to impact other's lives to help them achieve
a healthy, positive mind, and a physically fit life."
40 - 49 Division
went from 30% body fat to 18.2% and lost a total
of 33 pounds.
is truly amazing how well I feel now that my weight is
down. I feel so energized and teaching kickboxing is a
lost 15 pounds, changed his body fat from 26% to
11.5% and decreased his pant size from 33 inches
to 31 inches.
change to my body and my mind is remarkable. There is no
doubt that the Lean Body plan and Labrada products helped
me achieve it. At 45 years old, making a commitment to a
national contest was something that I needed to do to prove
that I could change my life and lifestyle and follow it
through to the end. Even with a few setbacks during the
12 weeks, I was not going to fail."
3rd Place / Inspirational
brought his body fat from 29.4% to 12.7% and lost
over 40 pounds.
fact is, the formula worked! Initially, I couldn't
even budge 70-pound dumbbells on a flat bench. Now 100-pound
dumbbells feel light! Paralyzed from the chest down, I experience
precarious balance. My abdominal muscles, hip flexors and
leg muscles cannot stabilize me - so lifting weights
presents an extremely daunting challenge. Nevertheless,
the hard work, sacrifice and discipline were worth it!"
Incredible Kevin Saunders - Our 'Most Inspirational' Winner
had just graduated from Kansas State University and had
started a brand new job with the US Department of Agriculture
as a federal safety inspector. On only his second day on
the job, Kevin was working in a large grain elevator that
was 30 feet in diameter and 100 feet high of solid concrete
and rebar. It carried enough corn to cover an entire football
there were a series of 15 consecutive explosions and the
walls in Kevin's elevator blew out. He was hurled
300 feet over a two-story building and landed on a concrete
spine was severed, an injury that would paralyze him from
the chest down. Both of Kevin's lungs collapsed and
his internal and external injuries were so numerous that
it seemed impossible that Kevin would pull through. But
with a personal tragedy that would have crushed others,
Kevin turned his life around and in doing so, has positively
impacted the lives of thousands of people. Kevin was the
first person with a disability to be appointed to the prestigious
President's Council for Physical Fitness and Sports.
He was also the first person ever re-appointed by the preceding
touts the mantra, "Never give up!" and "If
it's to be, it's up to me!"
courage and determination are an inspiration to us all. Thank
you Kevin for showing us what it means to be a true winner.
By comparison, most of the obstacles the rest of us complain
about seem small, at least in my view. What a difference the
right attitude can make. Again - congratulations!
took his body fat percentage from 14% to 11% and
lost an inch in his waist.
am very pleased with my final results, having met my goals
by dropping body fat and increasing my biceps to 15.5 inches.
I measure my success in this contest in that I am very pleased
at what I see in the mirror. It is never too late to take
control and get in the best condition of your life, even
at 57! Thanks Lee for your encouragement and inspiration!"
went from 17.6% body fat to 12.1% and lost 9.6 pounds
of fat and gained 5.2 pounds of muscle.
Challenge taught me discipline, patience and confidence.
I learned to be patient in knowing that results weren't
going to happen overnight. As soon as I began seeing results,
I gained confidence knowing I could complete the program.
If you step forward each day and do something positive for
yourself, you can accomplish anything. At 53, I can truly
say that I am in the best shape I have ever been and I have
more energy than I ever thought I could have. I am amazed
how great nutrition, focused training and a dream have changed
my life forever."
lost 22 pounds and lost 5 inches in his waistline.
God for the ability to set goals and reach them. During
the contest I was hospitalized twice. Daily I could see
changes happening in my body as I worked out. There were
times I thought the mirrors were all fixed to make me look
better, but people started to notice the changes and that
was a fantastic confirmation. I feel better about myself
and I am a winner!"
again, we'd like to congratulate this years winners. Their
hard work and determination are an inspiration to us all.
Their efforts show us that no matter who you are, where
you come from, or what stage you are in life, it's never
too late to decide to make a difference in your health and
physical fitness level. Armed with the right attitude and
information, anyone can reach their goals.
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