Being a parent is already a life-changing experience, but this 40-year-old dad underwent an astonishing transformation after going on a hike with his kids.
Before Jeremiah Peterson looked like a supermodel, he weighed 290 pounds. He was only motivated to lose weight after he went on a hike with his family in 2017 and became self-conscious over how quickly he tired out from the activity.
“Instead of remembering all the good memories we had made on this trip, all I can remember is this one thing that kept playing in my head over and over again: I found myself running out of breath and having to take breaks way before my 9-, 7-, and 6-year-old kids,” Peterson wrote on Instagram.
The dad from Missoula, Montana then resolved to get in shape.
He started by cutting alcohol out of his life and adhering to a ketogenic diet. Every day for five months straight, he would hike for two hours and spend one hour at the gym.
After 150 days of strict diet and exercise, Peterson lost 92 pounds and shrunk from a size 42 pant size to a size 33. Not only that, he can now run nonstop up the hiking trail that once exhausted him.
Peterson now uses his story and fitness expertise to coach and inspire almost 100,000 social media followers – but he says that his kids are the real reason for his triumphs.
“Finding your reason why is essential if you want to achieve success in life,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “If you don’t have a strong reason behind your actions you are less likely to get the results.”
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