Ok… We just finished the 2nd PHat PHysiques Body Transformation Challenge. This one was an 8 week challenge and I have picked 3 Winners!
Although you all looked great and made great changes… I’ve only chosen 3 of you as the top winners in the second “PHat PHysiques Body Challenge”. I chose you 3 because you were the ones that lost the highest percentage of weight out of everyone!
For the actual placings of first, second, and third… I used the highest percentage of weight loss to determine 1st place… the next lowest percentage from there for 2nd place and next lowest percentage from there for 3rd place.
We had all ladies this time in the Finals… and you all should be VERY proud of yourselves for making it through to the end of this challenge.
Our First Place winner is Nicole Augustine! This was Nicole’s second challenge and she has made awesome changes in both! She had a starting weight of 114 lbs. and an ending weight of 102.2 lbs. making her percentage of weight loss 10.35% Her and Yvette were soooo close and both look great! Nicole also entered her second Competition and placed 5th in the Bikini Open and Placed 2nd in the Sports Model Divisions at the INBA Nevada State! Good job, Nicole!
Our Second Place winner is Yvette Dix! Yvette even started the challenge late and still made great changes! She made her changes in 5 weeks and had a starting weight of 117.6 lbs. and got down to 105.5 lbs. making her percentage of weight loss… 10.29% Yvette is 45 years old and also entered her first Bikini Diva Competition and won the Masters Division at the INBA Nevada State. Way to go Yvette!
Our Third Place winner is Dona Hafalla! Dona has done soooo good during this challenge and is right up there with Yvette and Nicole. She surpassed her original goal of losing 20 lbs. by .5 lbs! Dona had a starting weight of 240 lbs. and an ending weight of 219.5 lbs. making her percentage of weight loss 8.54% I’m so proud of Dona because she accomplished what she set out to do! She made her goals and stuck to her plan and went passed what she was wanting to do! VERY good job, Dona! Keep up the good work! You could be the one to beat in the next challenge if you keep it up!
CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of you Ladies and also to EVERYONE else that did the challenge and finished the 8 week Commitment to Yourself to become Healthier and more Fit!!!
The 3rd PHat PHysiques Challenge has started and it’s still not too late to turn your photos in!
Thank you all and always remember to Believe in YOU!!!
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I’m an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder that retired from competing in 1996 after I won the USA Championships and turned Pro. Now… 14 years later… and at age 42… decided to compete again, but in Figure this time! I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get lean and tight again after a 4 year layoff and being older… but I did it! Yay!
Here’s a short clip of my first INBA Figure Competition. I placed 3rd in the Ms. Millennium and 1st in the Ms. Reno!
Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU who participated in the “1st PHAT Physiques Body Transformation Challenge”!!!!! I was very impressed with the changes that all of you made! Wow! Great job!
Just so you know… This has been a VERY HARD decision to make because you ALL have done a great job the past 16 weeks! I’ve gone over it and over it as to who should be the winner because the top 3 were VERY close! You all had one different thing that was equally a little better than the other. I even thought of a 3 way tie, but figured you would want to see 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th, huh? And I also figured… if you didn’t win this time… you have a chance to win the next challenge… and it will give you something to work and push for. 🙂
Out of the top 3… Each of you sent in all of your pictures, but I had one that didn’t join the challenge until half way through. So I thought, should I count off for that because this person didn’t go the full 16 weeks? But then this person and one other of the top 3 sent in goals and not only reached their goals, but made even new goals and went even farther than they thought they would! Then I had another person that had GREAT before and after photos, but the percentage of weight loss wasn’t quite as high as one of the others. Whew… what a decision!
So since the top 3 were that close… I decided to go with who had the highest percentage of weight loss.
The 4th and 5th place winners also made great changes as well and should be VERY PROUD of themselves. Part of the reason that they weren’t considered in the top 3 is that they didn’t send in all of their photos throughout the challenge, so although they made great changes… sending in photos during the challenge when they were due, counted as part of the judging.
Are you guys ready to see the Placings?????
The top winners in the first “PHat PHysiques Body Transformation Challenge” are….
1st Place… Nicole Augustine
Nicole is the one that didn’t come into the challenge until April, which was about half way through, but lost the highest percentage of weight in the shortest time! She reached her first set of goals and then had to change them and kept on going. She even enter her first Bikini Divas Contest before the challenge was over. She joined PHAT Camp in April and started with a weight of 121.2 lbs. and ended up at 107.8 lbs. That’s a 13.4 lb. loss, making her percentage of weight loss 11.06% ! Good job, Nicole!
2nd Place… David Duyvejonck
David started the challenge from the beginning and sent in all his photos and made great changes in each set of photos that he turned in! I was very impressed with the difference from his first set of photos to his last set! David looks awesome and has good shape and ALOT of GREAT, quality muscle! He had a starting weight of 207 lbs. and ended with a weight of 185 lbs. That’s a 22 lb. loss, making his overall percentage of weight loss… 10.63% ! Great job, David!
(No before pictures for David, but he had an awesome transformation!)
3rd Place… Emily Eckstein
Emily is so INSPIRING and has worked so hard since I’ve known her. I met her in November when she first joined PHAT Camp and has lost over 30 lbs. since then! She had just started running a month or two before then and could barely make it 2 miles without having to walk. Since then she’s done several races, even including a Half Marathon! Her motivation is so contagious… I’ve done a couple races because of her example. She’ll be getting ready for her second Half Marathon next month and is now thinking of doing a Triathlon maybe next year! For this challenge… Emily had a starting weight of 183.4 lbs. and ended with a weight of 167 lbs. That is a 16.4 lb. loss, making her total weight loss percentage… 8.94%! Good job, Emily!!!
4th Place… Rachel Sanchez
Rachel is another very inspiring person who is also a runner and very active. I can’t believe all that she does… She Runs, Weight trains, & does my PHAT Camp every week! Rachel is also getting ready to do a Half Marathon in about a week! Running is just sooo easy for her. She has worked hard to get the results that she’s gotten in her before and after and should be very proud of herself. And… she’s even thinking about doing the next Bikini Divas Contest in August with “Team PHAT”! Rahcel had a starting weight of 144 lbs. and ended at 135 lbs. That’s a 9 lb. loss, making her total weight loss percentage 6.25% ! Good job, Rachel!
5th Place… LeAnne Quinn
LeAnne is an amazing woman that I met on YouTube! She saw the challenge on my YouTube Channel and wanted to join in. She was getting ready for the Nevada State Bikini Divas Competition that was held on June 5th. I went to the show to cheer her on and she looked soooo good! I don’t know her stats as to what her weight loss was, but I know she worked really hard and made some great changes! LeAnne is the one I haven’t heard from yet about her ending weight and if it’s ok to post her before pics, so I’m just going to post one of her after pictures that I’m sure she’s proud of. Good job, LeAnne!
I’d like to say… “CONGRATULATIONS to the rest of the Challengers! Thank You ALL for participating in the “1st PHAT Physiques Body Transformation Challenge”! You ALL did an Awesome job and should be PROUD for making a commitment to Yourselves, Sticking to it, and Changing your Physiques!
You all deserve a BIG… “Way to Go”!!!”
Clifta Coulter Perez of… PHAT Physiques
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