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Bodybuilding.com's Top 12 Body Transformations Of 2012!

Positive change is contagious. Get inspired to transform in 2013 with the 12 best transformation stories from 2012!

These 12 amazing people reclaimed their bodies in 2012. Their stories of pain, sacrifice, and perseverance are different, but they contain the same message: You can change your life, no matter the circumstances. Bodybuilding.com gave these people the tools to fitness success, but they did the rest.

If you are ready to lead a healthy, fit life, now is the time. 2013 is your year. Use these stories for inspiration, motivation, and information. Do whatever it takes, step out of your comfort zone, and be the person you were meant to be!

1 / James Hobday: Gethin Magic

James Hobday James Hobday
AGE 29
HEIGHT
6'0"
WEIGHT
265 lbs
BODY FAT
36%
AGE 30
HEIGHT
6'0"
WEIGHT
170 lbs
BODY FAT
6.8%

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James downed his last drink at midnight on New Year's Day, and then he started an epic journey. He followed Kris Gethin's Hardcore Trainer, became friends with Adam Gethin, and got ripped!

2 / Karina Baymiller: Fitness Formula

Karina Baymiller Karina Baymiller
AGE 22
HEIGHT
5'6"
WEIGHT
185 lbs
BODY FAT
37%
AGE 24
HEIGHT
5'6"
WEIGHT
130 lbs
BODY FAT
18%

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Karina found out through relentless experimentation that good things come to those who are patient. She tried every plan in the book and perfected her own formula!

3 / Javier Hernandez: Dis This!

Javier Hernandez Javier Hernandez
AGE 24
HEIGHT
5'6"
WEIGHT
310 lbs
BODY FAT
32%
AGE 27
HEIGHT
5'6"
WEIGHT
170 lbs
BODY FAT
12%

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Nobody gave him a chance. Not even his ex-girlfriend. So, Javier went on the offensive, lost 120 pounds, and shut yaps every step of the way. Take that doubters!

4 / Christina Clausen: She Shed 103 Post-Pregnancy Pounds!

Christina Clausen Christina Clausen
AGE 30
HEIGHT
4'11"
WEIGHT
200 lbs
BODY FAT
25%
AGE 36
HEIGHT
4'11"
WEIGHT
97 lbs
BODY FAT
11%

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Some people have the will to accomplish amazing feats. Take Christina, for example. This mother of two lost more than 100 pounds and built a pro bikini physique!

5 / Roland Varadi: Half The Man

Roland Varadi Roland Varadi
AGE 23
HEIGHT
6'3"
WEIGHT
324 lbs
AGE 27
HEIGHT
6'3"
WEIGHT
161 lbs

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On numerous occasions, Roland tried to drop weight. Through his exercise surges, he lost 160 pounds (his current weight!). See how he shed half a man!

6 / Elizabeth McKinney Hill: Queen Of The Hill

Elizabeth McKinney Hill Elizabeth McKinney Hill
AGE 22
HEIGHT
5'6"
WEIGHT
220 lbs
BODY FAT
30%
AGE 26
HEIGHT
5'6"
WEIGHT
126 lbs
BODY FAT
14%

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Daily obstacles motivated and challenged Elizabeth to transform. She trained in increments to look sexy for her husband overseas, and found inspiration across the fitness spectrum!

7 / Jordan Grahm: Losing The Big Win

Jordan Grahm Jordan Grahm
AGE 21
HEIGHT
6'1"
WEIGHT
380 lbs
BODY FAT
40%
AGE 23
HEIGHT
6'1"
WEIGHT
220 lbs
BODY FAT
16%

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Jordan dropped 160 pounds! That's like the end of a life-long piggy back ride. See how he found a way to thrive with his new self!

8 / Kelsey Byers: A Model Transformation

Kelsey Byers Kelsey Byers
AGE 23
HEIGHT
5'10"
WEIGHT
175 lbs
BODY FAT
30%
AGE 29
HEIGHT
5'10"
WEIGHT
135 lbs
BODY FAT
12%

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Kelsey's wake-up call was seeing "175" staring back at her from the scale. First, she cleaned up her diet. Then, she lost the weight. Now, she looks like a model and competes in physique!

9 / Dan Michno: Wrestling With Obesity

Daniel Michno Daniel Michno
AGE 19
HEIGHT
6'1"
WEIGHT
375 lbs
BODY FAT
52%
WAIST
48"
AGE: 23
HEIGHT
6'1"
WEIGHT
205 lbs
BODY FAT
12%
WAIST
34"

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Daniel grew up to be a huge man, with a huge will to change. He hit the treadmill, hit the road, and unfortunately a car hit him. See how Daniel recovered from his accident and escaped his past.

10 / Addie Williams: Wrestling With Obesity

Addie Williams Addie Williams
AGE 47
HEIGHT
5'2"
WEIGHT
180 lbs
BODY FAT
42%
AGE 48
HEIGHT
5'2"
WEIGHT
135 lbs
BODY FAT
19.9%

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Addie's life was crumbling and her health was in shambles. She found motivation through challenges and trainers on her path to fitness fortune.

11 / Gary Brunner: Power Plan

Gary Brunner Gary Brunner
AGE 38
HEIGHT
6'0"
WEIGHT
250 lbs
BODY FAT
30%
AGE 40
HEIGHT
6'0"
WEIGHT
190 lbs
BODY FAT
8%

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Three years ago, Gary's life spiraled out of control. His family life was falling apart and his body was deteriorating from the inside out. See how he forged a fit lifestyle!

12 / Michelle Karch: Michelle Ditched Her Harmful Addictions

Michelle Karch Michelle Karch
AGE 25
HEIGHT
5'4"
WEIGHT
217 lbs
BODY FAT
30%
AGE 29
HEIGHT
5'4"
WEIGHT
120 lbs
BODY FAT
13%

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Michelle fell into a deluge of drugs and alcohol to get with the "in" crowd. When she broke free from her self-loathing, she lost 100 pounds and stepped on stage!

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#2 gets my vote :) one nice looking lady you are! went from cute to just amazing! good job!

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Great Motivation every time I look at this. Helps me in the 2013 Transformation challenge

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All brilliant - ESPECIALLY love the ones where there is only 1 or 2 years difference in age in before/after. # 1,2,7,10 & 11.

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MOTIVATION!

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