The inside cover of the book has a giant gallery of before/after photos. If you’re facing impossible odds, take heart. All of these people made these transformations with BFL. He talks about his hosted competitions in the book also. It’s pretty inspiring and really gave me a lot of hope.
Bill provides a series of tracking sheets such as the one shown here to help keep everything straight so that you get the most for your workouts. What I loved most about Bill’s method was that on cardio days, I was running for 20 minutes. That was all. On lifting days, I lifted for 40-50 minutes. For someone that has a family and time is an issue, this was a great solution for me! Granted, at the end of my workouts, I was exhausted! At that time, I had a basic weight bench and free-weights (which are necessary for this routine).
Body for Life outlines how to eat great, and really simplifies how to make good choices. It comes with a chart to help you plan out your meals with very little thought. By the end of the 12 weeks I was just sick of eating, as you have to eat very frequently. I ate like a king, but surprisingly got tired of it. In my opinion this was the only down-side of this program (and for some I don’t think that will be a problem). The other sort-of-down-side is that you need either equipment or free-weights. Barring those two gotchas, I love Body for Life and heartily recommend it. It’s great for novices and experts alike.