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2008 Body-for-LIFE Challenge

2008 Body-for-LIFE Challenge
Official Entry Kit
Mark Unger
Grand Master
Sarah Brown
Awesome Prizes, Including:
• Cash
• Custom Jackets
• EAS® Products
• Home Gym Equipment
Jahid and Kitara Wilson
Nebraska Police Department
I cannot believe it has been 11 years since I
accepted the 1997 Body-for-LIFE Challengeв„ў, but
it has…11 years of improved health, more energy,
much greater focus and an excitement to face
each new day. The desire, knowledge and ability
to accomplish all this these past 11 years has
never faded. This is your opportunity to join us
for the next 11 years!
As you hold this packet, you are exactly where so
many others have been before you. We were all
at our lowest and most desperate point desiring
to break the chains that held us there. It can and will be done. You can do this and we will climb
every step of the way with you. Someone believed in me in 1997 and today I believe in you. The
next 84 days will pass, then the next 84 and the next 84 until the year has passed. Then 5 years
will pass and then 10 and soon it will be another 11. Where will you be in 84 days or in 11 years?
That is entirely up to you.
Porter Freeman
Becky Southard
Shane Thomas
Lynn Oglesby
Brad Wadlow
7 Years Later
Scott Randles
My prayer this New Year is that you have joined the Body-for-LIFE community and taken control
of YOUR is the most important thing you have, so don’t waste it. Call us, e-mail us, read
the books, visit the website, talk to someone who has made the improvements you want. We will
not leave you to go it alone. Do it for yourself, or do it for the people you love or the ones who
love you; but whatever the reason, haul off today and turn your Life around. You can, you will…
today is the day!
$25,000 cash
Barbara Howard
G. Porter Freeman
1997 Champion
If you are picking up this Body-for-LIFE Challengeв„ў
Guide and reading it for the first time or the 15th
time, then I say to you “welcome” and glad you
are on board! Regardless of what you have done
or not done in the past, I urge you to take on the
2008 Body-for-LIFE Challenge with a renewed
outlook for your future and the mindset of a true
champion! I am so thankful that this challenge
mistakenly fell into my lap ten years ago. I can
7 Years Later
Kelly Adair
only imagine where I would be today if I had not
taken the chance to grab the opportunity when it presented itself. Where do you want to be in ten
years, ten months, ten weeks? It is no mistake you are holding the 2008 Body-for-LIFE kit in your
hands right now and giving it your serious consideration!
Yes, this is real! And you have nothing to lose! I know you have 10 reasons why you cannot do
it, but I guarantee that you can come up with 20 reasons why you should! It is gut-check time-time to take a hard look at the truth. Are you the BEST you can be? Are you truly happy? Prove to
yourself, and anyone else who may be watching, that you can be better and do better. Please do
not ignore that inner voice nudging you right now. Jump in with us – we’ll enjoy this life-changing
journey together! It is no fluke that thousands of people – including me – have transformed their
bodies with the Body-for-LIFE program. You have a supportive Body-for-LIFE community right at
your fingertips – now let’s get to work! Have fun and “lift to tell”!
Pam Hickerson
Two Grand Master Champions
(1 Male, 1 Female) will receive:
With Tremendous Respect!
Best of Life,
2008 Body-for-LIFEВ®
Challenge Prizes
Ken Young
BFL Champion leather jacket ($1,500 value)
Reimbursement of all EAS products
purchased during the Challenge
Free home gym, courtesy of PowerBlocksв„ў
Fernando Moreno
Six Category Champions will receive:
Caetrina Talbot
$10,000 cash
Charles Damiano
BFL Champion leather jacket ($1,500 value)
Reimbursement of all EAS products
purchased during the Challenge
Free home gym, courtesy of PowerBlocksв„ў
Cindy Homan
Kenny Fernandez
Jen Weatherman
Kelly Adair
1998 Champion
Dr. Gary and Amy Arbucle
Terrence Poindexter
Rena Reese
Mac Robertson
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By signing below, you acknowledge that you have read the Rules and Regulations governing the
2008 Body-for-LIFEВ® Challenge, and you agree to be bound by these Rules and Regulations.
Name (first):
Daytime phone:
Evening phone:
Birth Date:
Street Address:
What EAS or Abbott Nutrition products did you use?
(This can include Myoplex®, AdvantEDGE®‚ ZonePerfect®‚ Ensure®, or Glucerna®.)
Where did you work out during your 12-week Challenge?
q At home
q Gym–Please list name and location:
ZIP Code:
Date you began your 12-week Program:
Date you finished your 12-week Program:
Starting weight (mandatory):
Optional starting statistics (blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat %, clothing size, etc.):
12-week weight (mandatory):
Optional 12-week statistics (blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat %, clothing size, etc):
Please select your category:
q Men 18-29
q Women 18-29
q Men 30-45
q Women 30-45
q Men 46 and over
q Women 46 and over
q Family Group/Couples If competing as a family, you must be related. Minimum 2 people.
Cash prize equally divided among members, but each member
receives product reimbursement, a jacket and a product voucher.
Members will share the PowerBlocks home gym. Competitors in this
category may also enter as individuals.
q Large GroupMust work together or be members of the same organization, including a neighborhood, Body-for-LIFE Club, etc. Minimum 5 people. Cash
prize equally divided among members, but each member receives
product reimbursement, a jacket and a product voucher. Members will
share the PowerBlocks home gym. Competitors in this category may
also enter as individuals.
Where did you find out about the Body-for-LIFE Challenge?
Competitor’s signature:
Co-competitor’s signature:
Dr. Gary and Amy Arbucle
Terrence Poindexter
Rena Reese
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Questions and Answers
about the Body-for-LIFEВ® Challenge
Q: What is the Challenge all about?
A: When EAS created the Challenge concept and held our first event 13
years ago, we hoped it would inspire people to make exercise and proper
nutrition a top priority in their lives. Many people know what to do, but we’ve
discovered that they need an incentive to help them focus. The idea worked,
and now the Body-for-LIFE Challenge has become internationally known
around the world. But to many, it signifies much more than building a better
body… the Challenge is a celebration of what is best about the human spirit.
It’s about the growth and goodness we can all experience when we harness our
untapped potential to change—to move forward and improve all aspects of
our lives.
I would like to accept the Challenge, but I don’t know much about
nutrition and training. Where can I learn more?
A: We recommend these sources of information: Body-for-LIFE by Bill
Phillips,, and for those participating in the United
States, our Body-for-LIFE Advisors, who you can call at 1-800-297-9776. The
Body-for-LIFE book is extremely comprehensive and easy to read. It will teach
you how to build muscle and burn fat fast through an integrated approach to
training and nutrition. Body-for-LIFE also contains vitally important information
on how to set goals and achieve them, as well as providing you with the
opportunity to learn from others who have successfully completed the 12-week
Program. Body-for-LIFE is available at booksellers everywhere.
A: Yes!
Q: I’m not sure if I will be able to reach my goal in 12 weeks. Can I enter
I have accepted your Challenge in the past, but didn’t make it all 12
weeks. Can I enter again?
more than once?
A: Yes, you can. We admire those who have the strength of character to
keep going. You may enter as many times as you like this year, as long as the
dates do not overlap.
Tracy Jeffries
2002 Runner-Up
Do I have to keep track of my weight or body fat percentage
to officially compete in the Challenge?
A: Yes, you must include your weight on the entry form (page 3). However, body fat
percentage is optional. Please share the information about your progress that is meaningful
to you. For some it will be body composition percentages, for others it will be cholesterol
levels or blood pressure. Many women find that dress size is a meaningful indicator;
whereas many men find that keeping track of their waist size and the size of their arm or
leg to be a good measure of success. It is completely up to you. Get creative!
I don’t belong to a gym. How can I get started on the training portion of the
The great thing about Body-for-LIFE is that you don’t need to belong to a gym to
complete the training portion of the 12-week program. Many of our past participants
and Champions did the program exclusively at home. The exercises are simple, and all
you really need is a set of dumbbells, PowerBlocksв„ў, or resistance bands. You can run or
walk outside for the cardio workout, or use an exercise bike or any other type of cardio
equipment. For more ideas on working out without a gym, please call 1-800-297-9776
or visit
Q: Do I have to use EASВ® products to officially compete in the Body-for-LIFE Challenge?
A: You must use at least one EAS product during your Challenge. EAS product lines
include MyoplexВ® and AdvantEDGEВ®. In addition, you can also use any Abbott Nutrition
product, such as EnsureВ®, GlucernaВ®* or ZonePerfectВ®. Please remember that Challenge
participants announced as Champions will be reimbursed for EAS or Abbott Nutrition
products purchased during their 12 weeks if they send in their receipts. For more
information on the Challenge or products, please visit us at, or, or
call us at 1-800-297-9776.
Q: I’ve noticed that some Challenge participants held
newspapers in their photos and some of the guys shaved body hair
and tanned. Do I need to do these things?
A: Holding a newspaper is a great way to date your photos
for sharing them with family and friends, but holding a newspaper
in your photos is not required. You do not need to shave or tan.
Some competitors do this simply to show their muscle definition
more clearly.
*Glucerna products are for use under medical supervision as part of a diabetes management plan.
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Balanced nutrition is the key with Body-for-LIFE. Feed your body a combination
of protein and carbohydrates every few hours to ensure proper recovery from
workouts and optimal energy levels throughout the day. For best results, eat five
to six “portion correct” meals each day. A portion is the size of your clenched fist
or open palm of your hand.
How to create a Body-for-LIFE meal:
1) Protein. Choose a portion of lean protein, such as chicken breast, ground
turkey, fish or steak. (Size of an open palm)
2) Carbohydrates. Choose a portion of complex carbohydrates, such as
a small baked potato, sweet potato, a ВЅ cup of brown rice or a slice of
whole-wheat bread. (Size of a clenched fist)
3) Vegetables. Add a portion of vegetables to at least two meals each day.
4) Essential fats. Consume one tablespoon of unsaturated oil daily or three
portions of salmon per week.
5) Water. Drink at least 10 glasses of water each day.
Quick Tip: A portion is the size of the
palm of your hand or closed fist.
Suggested Foods List
Use these lists to create your Body-for-LIFE meals.
Chicken breast
Turkey breast
Lean ground turkey
Orange roughy
Top round steak
Top sirloin steak
Lean ground beef
Lean ham
Egg whites or substitutes
Low-fat cheese
Low-fat cottage cheese
Wild-game meat
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Cold-water fish
Natural peanut butter
Low-sodium nuts
Olives and olive oil
Safflower oil
Canola oil
Sunflower oil
Flax seed oil
Baked potato
Sweet potato
Steamed brown rice
Steamed wild rice
Kidney beans
Fat-free yogurt
Whole-wheat bread
High-fiber cereal
Whole-wheat tortilla
Whole grains
Fats to Avoid
Fried foods
Whole-fat dairy products
Green beans
Green peppers
Brussels sprouts
Vegetarian Proteins
Texturized vegetable
Soy foods
Veggie burgers
Quick Tip: Myoplex meal-replacement powders, ready-todrink shakes and nutrition bars provide convenient, healthy
alternatives to one or two of your daily whole food meals.
Quick Tip: For best results, plan your
meals in advance and record what you
eat in a journal.
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Smart Shopping Tips
In the produce section:
• Stock up—the more the better. Aim for a variety of colors in your cart
to ensure a variety of nutrients.
• Try pre-washed, pre-cut veggies and pre-bagged salads for quick
snacks and side dishes.
• Buy walnuts, almonds and other nuts for a protein and healthy fat
source addition to a meal.
At the dairy case:
• Skim milk and yogurt: choose low-fat (1 percent or 2 percent) or nonfat (skim) products.
• Cheese: choose the 2 percent type (usually “part-skim”), which
contains 5 grams of fat or fewer per serving. Or try fat-free cheese,
although it differs in consistency and taste.
• Cottage cheese: choose low-fat or non-fat (1 percent fat or fewer).
• Butter subsitute: use Butter Buds® and olive oil for flavorings instead
of butter.
In the meat/deli section:
• Beef: choose lean cuts like eye of round, top round and round tip or
loin cuts. Look for 90 percent or 95 percent lean labels.
• Chicken: buy skinless, or remove the skin at home. Boneless, skinless
chicken breasts are fast and easy to prepare, and many deli sections
offer pre-roasted chicken as well.
• Turkey: remove the skin before eating. Check the label on ground
turkey before buying—it’s usually high in fat.
• Pork: choose tenderloin or other loin cuts and Canadian bacon over
regular bacon.
• Luncheon meats: choose meats that have 2 grams of fat or fewer per
serving and are low in sodium. Read the labels on hot dogs—most
are high in fat.
• Fresh fish: all good—find a fish that is flavorful and in season.
• Salads, pre-packaged sandwiches and other convenience foods: you
can pick up a quick meal at the store’s deli, but look for lower-fat
versions and avoid mayonnaise-heavy dressings.
Quick Tip: For all your product needs,
visit for more information.
In the grocery section:
• Bread: choose whole-grain type, with a whole-grain
as the first ingredient and 2 or more grams of fiber
per slice. Look for whole grain bagels, pita bread and
English muffins, but avoid higher-fat bread products
like muffins, croissants and pastries.
• Cereals: choose whole-grain types with at least 4 to 5
grams of fiber and fewer than 10 grams of sugar per
• Crackers: choose low-fat crackers and whole-grain
• Pastas and rice: look for whole-grain or whole-wheat
• Canned soups: bean-based soups are often good
choices. Choose broth-based type soups like
minestrone, chicken noodle or chicken/rice and vegetable, which are
lower in fat than cream-based soups. Look for lower sodium varieties.
• Fruit and vegetable juices: choose 100 percent fruit juices. Select
lower-sodium vegetable juices. Look for canned fruits packed in their
own juice for less sugar and fewer calories and lower-sodium versions
of canned vegetables. Choose fresh before frozen with canned as
your last choice. Limit fruit for a leaner physique.
• Canned chicken and tuna: choose packed in water, not oil.
• Canned Italian tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce: these low-fat
sauces make whipping up a meal of pasta a cinch.
• Peanut butter: choose a natural style brand and be sure to mix the oil
on top back into the butter.
• Whole fruit is a better choice than dried fruit or fruit juice. In the frozen food section:
• “Skillet meals” and frozen entrees: choose those that are low in
sodium and fat.
• Frozen soups: look for broth- and bean-based versions.
• Frozen rice bowls: a healthy choice, but watch the fat and salt
• Low-fat frozen breakfast items: double-check the labels for fat
• Frozen mashed potatoes and frozen vegetables: check the fat and
salt content.
• Frozen fruit like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries: look for
fruit-only versions—they’re great for quick smoothies.
• Frozen stir-fry rice or pasta and veggies: look for low-fat and sodium
• Frozen desserts: look for fruit-juice bars, frozen fruit, sorbet, frozen
yogurt and low-fat ice creams with fewer than 5 grams of fat per
• With all of these food selections, make sure you combine both
protein and carbohydrates to make a Body-for-LIFE meal.
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The Right Products for the Right Goal
1. Choose Your Goal
Lose Body Fat
Julie Sproles
Get Lean and Strong
Michael Becker
Get Lean and Tone
2. Choose the Right Products
3. Goal-based Nutrition
MyoplexВ® Lite
Shake mixes
Ready-to-Drink shakes
MyoplexВ® Carb SenseВ®
Shake mixes
Ready-to-Drink shakes
Accelerate calorie burning/boost energy
Goal: Lose Body Fat
Sample Meal Plan
5 p.m.
• 6 ounces grilled chicken breast
• turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread
• 1 cup brown rice
• ½ cup cottage cheese
• 1 cup asparagus
• 1 cup mixed vegetables
• 1 glass water
• 1 glass water
7 p.m.
1 p.m.
• 1 serving Myoplex Carb Sense
• 1 serving Thermo DynamX (preworkout)
1:30 p.m. Workout
2:30 p.m.
• 1 serving Myoplex Lite (within 30
minutes post-workout)
MyoplexВ® Original
Shake mixes
Ready-to-Drink shakes
Muscle ArmorВ®
Muscle rejuvenating
PhosphagenВ® Elite
Advanced creatine supplement
Accelerate fat loss/supports lean muscle
Goal: Get Lean & Strong
Sample Meal Plan
• Tuna sandwich on whole-wheat bread
• 1 banana
• 1 cup cottage cheese
• 1 glass water
• 1 serving CLA
• 1 serving Muscle Armor
1:30 p.m. Workout
2:30 p.m.
• 1 serving Phosphagen Elite
• 1 serving Myoplex Original
(within 30 minutes post-workout)
5 p.m.
• 6 ounces grilled salmon
• 1 cup steamed broccoli
• 1 cup brown rice
• 2 glasses water
• 1 serving CLA
• 1 serving Muscle Armor
7 p.m.
• 1 serving Myoplex Original
2:30 p.m.
• 1 serving Betagen
• 1 serving Thermo DynamX
• 1 serving Myoplex Lite
(within 30 minutes post-workout)
6 p.m.
• 6 ounces grilled tuna steak
• 1 cup zucchini
• Small salad
8 p.m.
• 1 serving of Myoplex Lite
7 a.m.
• ½ cup oatmeal
• 4 egg whites scrambled
• 1 glass water
• 1 serving Thermo DynamX
10 a.m.
• 2 whole boiled eggs
• 1 orange
7 a.m.
whole eggs, 2 egg whites, scrambled
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• 1 cup mixed fruit
• 1 serving CLA
• 1 cup coffee
• 1 glass water
10 a.m.
• 2 whole boiled eggs
• 1 orange
• 1 serving Phosphagen Elite
MyoplexВ® Lite
Shake Mixes
Ready-to-Drink Shakes
Creatine plus HMB supplement
Accelerate calorie burning/
boost energy
Goal: Get Lean & Tone
Sample Meal Plan
10 a.m.
• 2 whole boiled eggs
• 1 orange
• 5 ounces lean grilled steak
• 1 cup broccoli
• ½ cup cottage cheese
1:30 p.m. Workout
MyoplexВ® Deluxe
Shake Mixes
Muscle ArmorВ®
Muscle rejuvenating
PhosphagenВ® Elite
Advanced creatine supplement
Goal: Build Size & Strength
Sample Meal Plan
6 p.m.
• Turkey burger on whole-wheat
• Grilled chicken breast
bun with tomato slice and fat-free
• 1 cup steamed broccoli
• 1 cup brown rice
• 1 cup cottage cheese with walnut slivers
• 1 baked potato
• 1 apple
• 2 glasses water
• Mixed green salad
9 p.m.
1:30 p.m. Workout
• 1 serving Myoplex Deluxe
2:30 p.m.
11 p.m.
• 1 serving Muscle Armor
• 1 serving Phosphagen Elite
• 1 serving Phosphagen Elite
• 1 serving Myoplex Deluxe
7 a.m.
• 1 serving Betagen
8 a.m.
• 1 cup oatmeal
• 4 egg whites scrambled
• 1 glass water
• 1 serving Thermo DynamX
Nicole Heyrman
Build Size and Strength
Doug Myers
8 a.m.
• 5 egg white omelet with mushrooms
• 1 piece whole-wheat toast
• 1 banana
• 1 cup green tea
• 1 glass water
• 1 serving Muscle Armor
10 a.m.
• 2 whole boiled eggs
• 1 orange
Dietary and caloric needs can vary from individual to individual and will be influenced by gender, activity level and age. Workout time is for example purposes only.
Regardless of the goal you’ve chosen, EAS has a variety of product to help you
succeed. The chart shown below offers examples of recommended EAS products
to consider once you’ve set your goal.
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1. Warm up the first 2 minutes at Intensity
Level 5
The training techniques on Body-for-LIFE are based on universal principles
that have already produced breakthroughs in tens of thousands of people.
This program is precise and focused to help you enhance your energy and
clarity, enabling you to fit more into your personal and professional life.
2. Minutes 2-3 move from Intensity Level
5 to 6
4. Minutes 15-19 work your way from
Intensity Level 6 to Level 10 (High Point
at Level 10), maintain for one minute.
• P
erform two exercises for each major
muscle group.
• S elect one exercise for each muscle group
and do five sets, starting with a set of
12 reps, then increasing the weight and
doing 10 reps, adding more weight and
doing 8 reps, adding more weight for 6
reps. Then reduce the weight, do 12 more
reps, and immediately go to another set
of 12 reps of another exercise for that
muscle group.
• F or each muscle group, rest for one
minute between the first four sets. Then
complete the final two sets with no rests
in between (this is called a superset). Wait
two minutes before moving on to your
next muscle group. Complete this pattern
five times for your upper body workout
and four times for your lower body
• Always plan your training beforehand.
Cool Down
All Out High-Point. Go For It!
2nd High Intensity Level
• A
lternate training the major muscles of
the upper and lower body on separate
workout days.
1st High Intensity Level
• S trength train intensely, three times per
week. On alternating days, perform cardio
exercise, three times a week.
Intensity Level
Strength-Training Exercise Guidelines
Before you begin, here are a few guidelines to keep in mind:
Quick Tip: For your cardio workouts, try
running, bicycling, swimming—anything to
crank up your heart rate.
5. Minute 20 cool down to Intensity
Level 5 for one minute.
Warm Up
Strength-training exercise helps you not only increase your lean body mass
and metabolic rate, and with cardio exercise, can also help change the way
you look and feel. This is why Body-for-LIFE’s combination of targeted
strength-training workouts and high-intensity cardio workouts can be
3. Minutes 3-6, 7-10 and 11-14 work your
way from Intensity Level 6 to Level 9,
maintain for one minute.
3rd High Intensity Level
High-Intensity Cardio
Do You Know When You’ve Reached Your High-Point?
1. If you can read a magazine while on the
treadmill, you’re nowhere near your High Point.
2. If you can speak to the person next to you, you
still have a way to go.
3. If you haven’t reached 80% of your maximum
heart rate (220 minus your age and multiplied
by .8), take it up a notch.
4. When you feel a burning sensation in your legs
and arms, you may be at level 9.
5. When you reach the point where you feel you
can’t take a few more steps, or lift another
couple of reps, congratulations, you’ve just hit
level 10. Hold on for another 60 seconds and
finish with an easy cool down.
QUICK TIP: Alternate weight-training
and cardio workouts for six consecutive
days and rest on the seventh day.
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Bring It All Together
Example Workout Program
46-minute upper body strength-training workout*
• Sample exercises:
-Bench Presses
-Shoulder Presses
-Dumbbell Pullovers
-Lying Dumbbell Extensions
-Seated Dumbbell Curls
20-minute high-intensity cardio session
42-minute lower body strength-training workout*
• Sample exercises:
-Seated Calf Raises
-Reverse Crunches
20-minute high-intensity cardio session
46-minute upper body strength-training workout*
• Sample exercises:
-Bench Presses
-Shoulder Presses
-Dumbbell Pullovers
-Lying Dumbbell Extensions
-Seated Dumbbell Curls
20-minute high-intensity cardio session
Sample Exercises
Carve Your Chest
*Dumbbells may be used to substitue the
barbell. Always use a spotter.
Develop Your Shoulders
*Follow the Strength-Training Exercise Guidelines which start
on page 16 for details on how to perform these workouts.
For a wide variety of training tools such as downloadable charts to
track your progress, visit
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Sample Exercises (cont.)
Sculpt Your Legs
Strengthen Your Back
Define Your Abdominals
Build Your Arms
For more exercises to
add to you workout, visit
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Thomas Phillips
2002 Champion
Helpful tips for winning photos
Alexa Adair
Andrew Crouch
• Please wear the same type of clothing in the “before” and “after” photos.
• Swimsuits, shorts, or exercise clothes are preferred.
• Please remember that if you are covering up parts of your body it will be difficult to
show your progress.
• Do not cover your legs with long shorts or “cut” them out of the photo.
Before and After Photos
On pages 21 through 24 of the Official Competitor Kit, you’ll find space to affix your “before” and
“after” photos. Please include the four required photos (two “before” and two “after”—each
showing both front and back views), plus an optional photo of your choice. Your “before” photos
must be taken within three days of beginning the Challenge. Your “after” photos must be taken
within three days of finishing the Challenge. For example, if your start date is January 5th, you could
take your photos as soon as January 2nd, or as late as January 8th. We recommend attaching your
photos to the packet using double-sided tape.
• Professional photographs are not necessary, but remember, this is the only way we can see your
transformation, so good, clear photos are essential.
• Try taking them outside in either the morning or the late evening (when the sun is low), as the light is
generally better for photos at that time.
• Take your photos against a plain background.
• To ensure that your before photos turn out, DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO GET THEM PROCESSED!
• Please submit 3”x 5” or 4”x 6” photos.
• Please stand with your arms at your sides in the “before” and “after” photos. No posing, please!
• Please include your whole body, from head to toe.
• Try to fill the photograph with yourself. If you stand too far away it may be hard to see your great results.
• Copyrighted photos will not be accepted unless a signed release of use to EAS® from the photographer
is attached to the packet. All photos become the property of EAS and will not be returned. Please have
duplicates made and keep a copy of these photos. Do not send in negatives—please hang on to them and
do not lose them. Your photos may be used by EAS even if you are not selected as a Champion.
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Date of my FRONT “BEFORE” photo:
Date of my FRONT “AFTER” photo:
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Date of my BACK “BEFORE” photo:
Date of my BACK “AFTER” photo:
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Inner Transformation Questions:
Chris Dunlap
2002 Runner-Up
1. What was the turning point you experienced that made you decide to compete in the Body-for-LIFE Challenge?
2. What were your initial 12-week goals?
3. Did you accomplish your goals? What new goals have you set for yourself now that you’ve completed the
12-week Body-for-LIFE Challenge?
4. What sources of inspiration did you use during your Challenge (book, Web site, friend or family member, picture, etc.)?
Your Inner Transformation
вћ¤ вћ¤ вћ¤ Helpful tips for a winning
• Journal your thoughts and feelings throughout your transformation.
• Use your journal to help you express the change you experienced.
• Practice writing your essay on another piece of paper before
transferring it into the official entry guide.
• Write clearly and concisely, using only the space provided.
• Judges are looking for clarity, originality, sincerity, and
leadership potential.
• Speak from the heart, as though you were sharing your story with
a friend.
5. Who would you like to inspire to enter the Body-for-LIFE Challenge and why?
6. If you were selected as a Body-for-LIFE Champion and could choose your reward, what would you choose?
(Get creative—it could be anything—money, car, trip, helping someone else, etc.)
7. What two suggestions do you have for improving the Body-for-LIFE Challenge?
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Inner Transformation Essay:
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Official Rules And Regulations
The Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008 is a self-improvement Challenge combining a body transformation and written questions. The Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008 will be conducted in the
United States and only residents of the United States are eligible to compete for the prizes mentioned in this kit on page 2. Many International EAS-Authorized Distributors conduct their
own Challenges. All International Challenge participants need to contact their EAS-Authorized Distributors for all International Body-for-LIFE Challenge details. Only EAS-Authorized
Distributors (listed at may conduct Challenges.
Timelines and Deadlines
To enter, obtain an Official Entry Kit. Complete the information requested on pages 3 and 4. Please include your “before” and “after” pictures on pages 21-24. Additionally, on pages
26-28, tell us your story of what your inner transformation means to you. All essays must be your unpublished, original story, written in English. Entries must be on official entry forms.
Incomplete entries will be disqualified. No mechanically reproduced entries permitted. Challenge participants may enter the Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008 more than once. However,
each Challenge participant must complete a full 12-week Challenge in order to be eligible to win and before entering the next Challenge round. If submitting more than one Official
Competitor Kit, the dates of the 12-week Challenges must NOT overlap. Champions will be announced by or before January 31, 2009 on, or send a separate, selfaddressed, stamped business size envelope, to be received by February 28, 2009 to BFL Winners List, 625 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.
Joseph Okabe
Sarah Brown
Michael Lebsack
Deana Langham
Kristie Shelton
Julie Whitt
Obtain an Official Entry Kit by visting and downloading the kit. Upon completing the 12-week Challenge (and to be eligible to win a prize package), Challenge
participants in the United States must mail their entries to: EAS/Body-for-LIFE Challenge, 625 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43215. Challenge participants must send in their
Official Entry Kit within 15 days of completing their 12-week Program by mail or express courier (FedEx, UPS, etc.). All entries must be received by December 1, 2008. Not responsible
for lost, late, illegible, mutilated or misdirected mail.
How You Will Be Judged
The Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008 team will select one Champion from each Category listed on page 4 of this booklet from all completed entries received by EAS. The Body-for-LIFE
Challenge 2008 team will judge all entries. Judging will be based on the following criteria: outer transformation (“before” and “after” pictures)—50%, inner transformation (essay and
questions)—50%. Eight Category Champions will be selected on the previous criteria. In addition, two (2) overall Grand Master Champions will be selected—who is, in addition to the
previous criteria, determined by the judges to best represent Body-for-LIFE. Likelihood of winning depends upon the number of entries received, and the quality of your entry compared to
the quality of all other entry submissions as determined by the judges. In the event of a tie, tied entries will be scored based solely on the inner transformation essay and questions.
Potential Champions will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/release of liability and a publicity release within 5 business days of attempted delivery of same. Affidavit must
certify participant’s eligibility, that participant’s essay submission and “before” and “after” photos are original, that participant holds all rights to the submission, that submission has
not been previously been published, has not won a previous prize or award and that the participant has followed the rules of the Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008. Affidavit package will be
sent via express delivery. Failure to timely comply with all requirements, including the 5-day time period, or return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification
and an alternate potential Champion will be selected. Champions will be notified by phone/mail. Champions may be asked to attend an EAS-sponsored event.
Mariah Yu
Who’s Eligible to Enter this Challenge?
Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008 participants must be at least 18 years of age before starting their 12-week Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008 and be a resident of the United States. The
Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008 is subject to applicable federal and state laws and is void where skill contests requiring proof of purchase are prohibited.
The Official Guide for the Body for Life Challenge
Employees of Abbott Laboratories, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and internet agencies, and contractors who are directly or indirectly involved in the contest, and
all their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, may participate, but are not eligible to win. By participating, you agree to accept these Official
Rules and the decisions of the judges, whose decisions are final and binding in all respects. By entering the Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008, you also agree to release, discharge and hold
harmless EAS and its respective parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and internet agencies, and contractors, and their respective officers, directors, employees and
agents, from any and all damages whether direct or indirect, which may be due to or arise out of participation in the contest or the acceptance, use/misuse or possession of a prize. All
federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation.
Challenge participants in previous Challenges may compete, but past Champions of any Challenge are not eligible to win the Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008.
Mark Unger
Dr. Doug and Jayne Cox
By the Body for Life
Champions and
written by Art Carey
12 Weeks to
Mental and
Physical Strength
Discover how over 2 million men and women transformed their bodies and lives.
Their story could be your story.
Ronda Buker
Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008 participants must notify EAS in writing of any change of address or phone number. Potential Champions who cannot be reached within ten (10) days at
the address or phone number in their completed Official Competitor Kit will be disqualified.
Donna Szabo
Before (1997)
The individuals featured in this kit were competing for cash and prizes in prior EAS-sponsored shape-up Challenges and have received consideration from EAS. They achieved extraordinary
results; there are no “typical” results. Their photos represent extraordinary examples of what can be accomplished through an integrated system of exercise, nutrition, supplementation,
and goal-setting. As individuals differ, their results will differ, even when using the same program.
Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to EAS and their affiliated companies and their agencies to use winner’s name, likeness, and submission, in any form, in whole or in part,
for purposes of public relations, promotional advertising and trade purposes in any and all media, without territorial, time, use or other limitation without further compensation, unless
prohibited by law. All material submitted becomes the sole property of EAS and will not be returned. EAS is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the
offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize.
Eric Lamb
Before (1998)
Before (1997)
Champions’ Body-for-LIFE™ is the story
of personal success from over 10 years of
individuals who have become Champions
and successfully completed the Body-for-LIFE
Aaron Ferguson
The book is inspirational, practical and
authoritative with different Champions’ and
Challengers’ tips for successfully completing
the Body-for-LIFE program and continuing to
live the lifestyle years later.
Limit one prize per person. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted. EAS reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value or to substitute the cash equivalent of the
prize at its sole discretion. All federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winner. Cash prizes for Grand Master Champions will be paid out in one year. Champions may be
asked to become exclusive endorsers for EAS/Body-for-LIFE and related products and services, and enter into an exclusive endorsement agreement with EAS/Body-for-LIFE.
Arbitration and Choice of Law
Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this contest, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with
this contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by a sole arbitrator in a binding, non-reviewable and nonappealable proceeding conducted in accordance with the Non-Administered Arbitration Rules of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, 575 Lexington Ave.,
21st Floor, New York, NY 10022, (2) any such proceeding shall be held in Chicago, IL and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.
Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other
damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this contest), and participant further waives all rights to
have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations
of participants and EAS in connection with this contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Illinois, USA without regard to
Illinois choice of law rules.
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Regulations and Requirements
EAS reserves the right to interpret these rules and, if necessary, to amend the rules at its sole discretion and without notice to individual Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008 participants. Any
amendments to the rules or changes in prizes will be published online at or Rule interpretations and all judging decisions are final. All information
and materials submitted along with your Official Competitor’s Guide become the sole and exclusive property of EAS. Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008 participant scores are confidential
and will not be disclosed.
Prizes and Approximate Retail Values
Two Grandmaster Champions (1 Male / 1 Female). Each Grandmaster Champion will receive $25,000 cash, a BFL Champion leather jacket, reimbursement of all EAS products purchased
during the 12-Week Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008, and a free home gym courtesy of Powerblock (Approximate Retail Value [“ARV”] of Grandmaster prize: $29,000.) Four individual
Category Champions will each receive $10,000 cash, A BFL Champion Jacket, reimbursement of all EAS products purchased during the 12-Week Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008,
and a free home gym courtesy of Powerblock (ARV of these Six Category Champion prizes: $14,000 each.) The Family Group/Couples Category Champions and Large Group Category
Champions will each share a cash prize of $10,000 and a free home gym, courtesy of Powerblocks, but all members will receive a BFL Champion leather jacket, and reimbursement of
all EAS products purchased during the 12-Week Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008. (ARV of Family Group/ Couples prizes: $15,500; assumes two members, ARV of Large Group prizes:
$26,000; assumes five members.) Total ARV: $155,500.
Alexa Adair
Jerry Braam
Challenge participants are required to use at least one EAS or Abbott Nutrition product (including Myoplex®, AdvantEDGE®, ZonePerfect®‚ Ensure®‚ and Glucerna®* product lines)
during their 12-week competition to be eligible. Save your receipts because Champions will be reimbursed for all EAS/Abbott Nutrition products used during their 12-week competition.
Challenge participants may not use anabolic steroids or any strength-enhancing prescription drugs or medications unless prescribed by a physician to treat an existing medical condition
(medication and medical condition must be noted in the written portion of your packet). All Champions will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, and may be drug and/or polygraph
tested. If any Champion is under age 21, EAS reserves the right to require the signature of a parent or guardian on any documents.
Each Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008 participant assumes all risk of injury, harm or loss of any kind arising from participation in the Body-for-LIFE Challenge 2008. Consult with your
physician or health care provider before starting any new exercise, nutrition or supplementation program, particularly if you suffer from any medical condition or regularly use prescription
or over-the-counter medications. If you are not experienced with strength training, or if you are changing your exercise program, consult with a qualified trainer or coach.
Gregory Kemp
Eric Bang
Maria Ramos
Sponsor: EAS 625 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43215. *Glucerna products are for use under medical supervision as part of a diabetes management plan.
Consult with your physician or health care provider before starting any new exercise, nutrition or supplementation program.
Michelle Lee
Michael Becker
Rory Palazzo
Crucial steps to success in your
2008 Body-for-LIFE Challenge
1) Download your official 2008 Body-for-LIFE Challenge entry kit—Enter the
2008 Challenge by downloading the kit at
2) Take your “Before” photos—Place “Before” prints on pages 21 and 23 of this
3) Start your transformation—Follow our exercise and nutrition
recommendations for best results. Questions? Call us at 1-800-297-9776 or go to
4) Take your “After” photos—Place “After” prints on pages 22 and 24 of this
5) R
ecord your inner transformation—Put your transformation into words on
pages 26 through 28.
6) S
end in your packet!—We must receive your completed Official Competitors
Guide within 15 days of the end date of your 12-week Challenge. Send your
packets to: EAS/BFL Challenge, 625 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.
7) Keep up the great work—Look what you’ve done in 12 weeks! Enjoy your
progress, but continue on with your new healthy lifestyle.
Everything you need to complete your Body-for-LIFE
Challenge is at
• Free e-newsletter, featuring:
-Success tips
-New recipes
-Latest research
-Advice from Champions
-Special offers
• Interact with other people doing the Challenge at
the Guestbook
• Blogs with champs and Challenge insiders
• Sample workouts, nutrition plans, recipes, and more…
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