2005 Champion, Top 6 Finalist

Michael Becker

Champion 2005, Becker

Stats

Occupation: Business Owner/ Geologist

Results: Lost 56 pounds of fat. Gained 3 pounds of muscle *

Goal: Lean and Strong

Michael Becker

He could have had surgery to replace his knee. Instead, Michael Becker had other ideas.

WOW, what a difference it is to be able to walk, run, even play sports without aches and pains or shortness of breath. Most people, like myself before this, succumb to the idea that as old age creeps in, your body deteriorates. I didn’t want to look into the mirror anymore and be disappointed or feel uncomfortable in my own skin.

My physician advised a knee replacement; however, losing 53 pounds has been a life-changing response to my knee pain. I feel like I’m 25 again!! Physically playing with my children has been a great joy. We went wakeboarding and my kids were blown away when they saw old Dad shredding it up like a teenager—well, almost like a teenager.

As a 39-year-old successful business owner, I thought that the time needed to exercise would take away from running my business. Was I ever wrong. It is amazing how much more productive you are when you’re not sitting around complaining about how worn out you feel.

My main reason for entering: I have a strong family history of heart disease and I do not, will not, accept that I have to follow the same path. I had to lose weight and keep it off! I have to admit that I was skeptical that I would be able to lose this weight without diet pills. All the negative consequences of diet pills only reinforced my reason for accepting this challenge. What a relief to use something good for my body, the EAS supplements, coupled with exercise to achieve far more than any pill or fad diet could ever promise, and I can do this for the rest of my life.

*Individual results will vary
 

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