Winners of the 2013 Kettlebell Challenge

by Ann Marie Michaels on March 6, 2013

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It’s time to announce the winners of the Kettlebell Challenge. We swung kettlebells for 6 weeks. Four people will win prizes — a total of $500 worth of prizes.

I am so proud of these ladies! You guys are amazing!

I can’t believe the results you achieved in just 6 short weeks.

Congratulations to everyone who attempted the challenge. Even if you did not meet the goals you set for yourself, the fact that you got started is HUGE. That’s the hardest part.

If you did not succeed, I challenge you to get back to it. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

I did much better at the challenge this year than last year. I completed 12 workouts — just 6 shy of my goal of 3 workouts per week. But I’m not stopping. In fact, I’m going to talk to my co-workers today and convince them to join me in a regular kettlebell workout 3 times per week. I figure if I can get a few people to join me, AND we put it on the calendar as a meeting, we’ll be much more likely to make it happen.

I hope, after reading this post, you will be inspired to start doing kettlebell workouts.

Remember, we have a couple more months before beach season!

Winners of the Kettlebell Challenge

And now, to announce the winners…

WINNERS: Please email me at annmarie AT realfoodmedia dot com with your address within 48 hours so I can send you your prizes.

The Prizes

In case you forgot, here are the prizes:

Grand Prize: $200 Amazon Gift Certificate for anything you want. Maybe it’s that skinny pair of designer jeans you are GOING to fit into — or how about some Vibram Fivefingers or an iPod Touch to load your tunes on? Whatever you decide to get, make sure it is something that is a special treat that you love and makes you feel happy. Retail value $200
First Prize: 12 months of Audible membership – I LOVE my Audible membership! You can listen to audiobooks while you work out. (Yeah, you know you’re going to have that kettlebell DVD memorized.) Get a new audiobook every month. Retail value $150
Second Prize: FitBit One Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker – Wear a FitBit and you can track your steps and activity. I love mine — it keeps me motivated to stay active. Retail value $100
Third Prize: $50 lululemon gift certificate Don’t you love lululemon athletic clothing? Use this gift certificate for anything on their website or in their stores. Retail value $50

OK so here are the winners and their before and after pictures and stats:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Stephanie S.

Winners of the Kettlebell Challenge 2013

Winners of the Kettlebell Challenge 2013

Bust Before: 55
Bust After: 53
Inches Lost: 2

Waist Before: 52
Waist After: 50
Inches Lost: 2

Hips Before: 63
Hips After: 59
Inches Lost: 4

Upper Arm Before: 17.5
Upper Arm After: 17
Inches Lost: 0.5

Upper Thigh Before: 29
Upper Thigh After: 27
Inches Lost: 2

Weight Before: 340
Weight After: 319
Pounds Lost: 21

Total Inches Lost: 10.5
Total Pounds Lost: 21
Total Pounds & Inches: 31.5

FIRST PRIZE WINNER: Ruthie T.

Bust Before: 44.5
Bust After: 44
Inches Lost: 0.5

Waist Before: 45.5
Waist After: 41.75
Inches Lost: 3.75

Hips Before: 51
Hips After: 48
Inches Lost: 3

Upper Arm Before: 14.25
Upper Arm After: 13
Inches Lost: 1.25

Upper Thigh Before: 28.25
Upper Thigh After: 26.5
Inches Lost: 1.75

Weight Before: 230
Weight After: 218
Pounds Lost: 12

Total Inches Lost: 10.25
Total Pounds Lost: 12
Total Pounds & Inches: 22.25

SECOND PRIZE WINNER: Kathleen G.

Bust Before: 40
Bust After: 38
Inches Lost: 2

Waist Before: 35
Waist After: 32.5
Inches Lost: 2.5

Hips Before: 40.25
Hips After: 38
Inches Lost: 2.25

Upper Arm Before: 12.5
Upper Arm After: 11.5
Inches Lost: 1

Upper Thigh Before: 23
Upper Thigh After: 21.75
Inches Lost: 1.25

Weight Before: 185
Weight After: 173
Pounds Lost: 12

Total Inches Lost: 9
Total Pounds Lost: 12
Total Pounds & Inches: 21

THIRD PRIZE WINNER: Tara E.

Bust Before: 42
Bust After: 41
Inches Lost: 1

Waist Before: 39
Waist After: 34.5
Inches Lost: 4.5

Hips Before: 44
Hips After: 42
Inches Lost: 2

Upper Arm Before: 13.5
Upper Arm After: 13
Inches Lost: 0.5

Upper Thigh Before: 24.5
Upper Thigh After: 23
Inches Lost: 1.5

Weight Before: 183
Weight After: 172
Pounds Lost: 11

Total Inches Lost: 9.5
Total Pounds Lost: 11
Total Pounds & Inches: 20.5

Share Your Comments Below

Did you participate in the Kettlebell Challenge, yes or no?

If yes, what did you get out of it? Did you think it was easy or hard? Are you going to keep working out with kettlebells?

If no, are you ready to get started with kettlebells?

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C Munson March 6, 2013 at 6:49 AM

Congrats ladies! Good work!

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Ashley March 6, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Congratulations ladies, you all look amazing. Would you be kind enough to share your routine with me? Is there a specific video you followed?

Thanks

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ceej March 6, 2013 at 7:17 AM

This is really inspiring!! Looks like I’ll have to order those kettle balls after all.

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Quinn March 6, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Wonderful results! Very impressive, sticking to the program. Well done all! :)

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Meredith March 6, 2013 at 7:46 AM

AMAZING results!! I would love to know what their routines were – what kettlebell moves and how often? Did they do any other exercises? And did they change their diets?

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Meredith March 6, 2013 at 7:48 AM

Oh, also, which size kettlebells everyone?

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Emma March 6, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Just by swinging that around for 6 weeks?? That’s REALLY amazing!! Especially impressed with how it took off inches from all over the body instead of just a few areas. Keep it up ladies, I think it’d be fun to see results after 6 months… or even a year! :)

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Christine March 6, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Nice work ladies! You all look great.

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Sara March 6, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Fantastic job ladies! You did some amazing work! I had a blast swinging kettlebells with all of you and I intend to keep it up!

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Kathleen G March 6, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Thank you. I am really excited about being a winner, but I am even more excited about the results of my efforts toward developing a healthier lifestyle. I am still using a 10 lb kettle bell and following a 1,500 calorie diet. I lost another pound since the contest ended and an additional 1.25 inches from my waist. Hopefully, I can keep it up.

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Saeriu March 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Wonderful! What great improvement–amazing results! Way to go everyone!

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lori March 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM

SO impressed!! like those commenting before me…need details!! Congratulations!

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Stephanie March 8, 2013 at 8:34 AM

:) I did beginner routines off of youtube and changed them up for variety. One was Hasfit’s 20 minute and usually I only did the first and third set drinking water and resting in the middle set. I started with a 5 pound kettlebell because I couldn’t afford another one yet and I found that at the discount grocery. Definitely one thing I will get with the gift certificate :) I would like a 10 and a 15 as I progress. I have heard good things about the Biggest Loser personal trainer kettlebell routines, I might check that out as well.

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Stephanie March 8, 2013 at 8:36 AM

For diet I am doing carbs and fats separate, not that I am not eating either one, but I am eating them at different times of day.

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Mandi March 9, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Is there a link to these workouts?

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Brianna March 11, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Awesome job ladies! I have been working out for about 6 weeks now and have results anywhere close to you guys. My kettlebell is in the mail! I can’t wait! Thanks for the motivation!!!

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