Kathie Lee & Hoda: Breaking Barriers Leif Becker
Leif Becker holds the record for most boards broken in one minute with one hand, 427! He’s going to attempt a new challenge with his charity, Breaking Barriers, and break 100,000 boards in 24 hours. Each board represents something a child has had to go through, such as obesity, poverty or sickness.
Becker grew up in the martial arts and he said it gave him guidance and discipline. He loves teaching martial arts to kids because it empowers them and teaches them focus and intensity. You can go to Breaking Barriers and register for a board that Becker will break in his 100,000 board challenge. Stars like Justin Bieber, Jonah Hill and Bill Murray have signed boards that Becker will punch through.
To give people a taste of what’s to come, Becker broke 70 boards. This is what he will have to break every minute to reach his goal.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Joy Fit Club Theresa
Theresa grew up as an emotional eater. She lost her father at age eight and realized that food made her happy and took the pain away. She would hide her emotions behind chips, and food became her escape. She went back to college at age 42 but she was in constant physical pain. She had to use a walker and then a wheelchair to get around.
One day, Theresa made the decision to start living healthier. She threw out all of her bad food and got calorie smart. She cut out fruits canned in sugars, which ring in around 350 calories, and went to natural juices, 210, and real fruit, 100 calories. She also used a spray oil when cooking, 40 calories, instead of pouring oil in a pan, 240 calories before food.
It took her 22 months to lose 276 lbs and 14 jean sizes. She’s now unrecognizable and her family can’t believe that she has a new life.