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

Before 265 lbs.
After 170 lbs.
Age: 29
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 265 lbs.
Body Fat: 36%
Age: 30
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Body Fat: 6.8%

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

Before 185 lbs.
After 130 lbs.
Age: 22
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Body Fat: 37%
Age: 24
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Body Fat: 18%

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!

Before 310 lbs.
After 170 lbs.
Age: 24
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 310 lbs.
Body Fat: 32%
Age: 27
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Body Fat: 12%

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!

Before 200 lbs.
After 97 lbs.
Age: 30
Height: 4'11"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Body Fat: 25%
Age: 36
Height: 4'11"
Weight: 97 lbs.
Body Fat: 11%

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

Before 324 lbs.
After 161 lbs.
Age: 23
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 324 lbs.
Age: 27
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 161 lbs.

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

Before 220 lbs.
After 126 lbs.
Age: 22
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Body Fat: 30%
Age: 26
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 126 lbs.
Body Fat: 14%

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

Before 380 lbs.
After 220 lbs.
Age: 21
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 380 lbs.
Body Fat: 40%
Age: 23
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Body Fat: 16%

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

Before 175 lbs.
After 135 lbs.
Age: 23
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Body Fat: 30%
Age: 29
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Body Fat: 12%

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

Before 375 lbs.
After 205 lbs.
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"

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

Before 180 lbs.
After 135 lbs.
Age: 47
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Body Fat: 42%
Age: 48
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Body Fat: 19.9%

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

Before 250 lbs.
After 190 lbs.
Age: 38
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Body Fat: 30%
Age: 40
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Body Fat: 8%

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!

Before 217 lbs.
After 120 lbs.
Age: 25
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 217 lbs.
Body Fat: 30%
Age: 29
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Body Fat: 13%

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!