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Goal: Manage Weight

Results: Lost 20 lbs., improved strength, self-esteem & health.*

Michele Hanson, 2017 Champion


“I stepped on the scale on the last day of my challenge and I gasped because I had lost exactly what I said I wanted to lose—20 pounds. If you believe it, you CAN achieve it!”

LUPUS stole my heart and damaged my soul. Three years ago, I ran 3.8 miles. I kept fit. Something I learned as a U.S. Paratrooper. Two days later my kids had to carry me from my truck to the house because I couldn't walk. I was diagnosed with LUPUS. The disease ravaged my body for three years. It attacked my muscle, joints, produced bone sores, caused inflammation in every joint and PAIN! I suffered and became very depressed. One foot in front of the other was my morning goal. Some days were terrible, some days were better, but my body had changed forever. My quality of life and my relationships suffered as well. Then I took the BODY FOR LIFE Challenge and the challenge became Lupus' worst enemy and my warrior in the fight against my broken-down body.

During the first weeks, I could barely lift any weight at all and 20 minutes of any aerobics was like being in Purgatory. No kidding! I was mentally defeated, but something happened about week 7. One day I felt great while I was lifting. How could that be??? My leg press had gone from 40 pounds to 170! Everything was stronger. My aerobic activity followed suit. Getting stronger was great, but somewhere around week 8 I was sleeping better and when I put my feet on the ground in the morning I was pretty much PAIN FREE!!!!!! Most importantly, I rediscovered the U.S. Paratrooper in me and I felt like myself before LUPUS. The BODY FOR LIFE Challenge has given me a new lease on life and rekindled my spirit. THANK YOU!

* BODY FOR LIFE fitness goals vary by person, but through proper diet, resistance training and aerobic training, the BODY FOR LIFE program may help you achieve yours.

Individual results may vary.

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