Inspiring Father Loses 92 Pounds In 5 Months After Disastrous Hiking Trip With His Kids

A father from Montana is inspiring people all over the world after he dropped 92 pounds in five months because he couldn’t keep up with his kids on a hiking trip.

It all started back in 2017, when Jeremiah Peterson of Missoula weighed 290 pounds. The 40 year-old father decided to take a hiking trip with his wife and his three children, who were 9, 7, and 6 years-old. Jeremiah was stunned when he could not keep up with his family and constantly found himself gasping for air.

“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,” he wrote on Instagram. “I found myself running out of breath and having to take breaks way before my [kids].”

It was this experience that let Jeremiah know that he needed to get in shape. He began by cutting alcohol out of his life and adhering to a ketogenic diet. In addition, he spent two hours hiking and one hour at the gym every single day.


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I think my face in the second picture explains exactly what I was thinking. I even surprised myself with what I accomplished in 150 Days!!! YES, 150 DAY’S!!! Everyone has stretches of time where they don’t see a ton of change. In all areas of life. But you keep doing it. Day after day. You keep going. You don’t give up when you don’t see immediate results. Because when you trust the process… YOU WILL have days where you wake up and even surprise yourself. Live for those moments. Do the work. Never give up! Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. A Tough situation will build you so much stronger in the end. . . . #fitnesstransformation #fitness #fitnessmotivation #nevergoingback #arete #dothework #neversettle #keto #ketodiet #ketotransformation #ketogenicdiet #ketogenic #ketogeniclifestyle #ketolife #ketosis #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #weightloss #weightlosssupport #weightlossstory #weightlossmotivation #weightlossdiary #weightlosschallenge #missoula #physique #gladiator #hardestworkerintheroom #ketofitness #theketofitnesscoach

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In just 150 days, Jeremiah lost 92 pounds and shrunk from a size 42 pant size to a size 33, and he can now run up the same hiking trail that once left him struggling to breathe. Now, he’s trying to inspire others to change their lives with his Instagram account.

“Finding your reason why is essential if you want to achieve success in life,” he wrote. “If you don’t have a strong reason behind your actions you are less likely to get the results.”


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TODAY IS THE DAY!!! WE ALL WANT TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN OURSELVES. Self-confidence is something we build by setting goals for ourselves and achieving them. The harder the goal, the more confidence we gain from reaching it. For myself, a lot of my self-confidence has come from meeting my fitness and body image goals from my transformation. If you’re suffering from a lack of self-confidence and searching for a way to improve yours, try setting some fitness or weight loss goals. When you achieve them, you’ll gain the confidence to believe you can do more. Then your going to find you don’t just have confidence with your body, but in other aspects of your life as well. Do it now. Make sure that you take some step, right now, to further your progress. One of the things I’ve learned over my transformation is that the “I’ll do it tomorrow” promise is never fulfilled. Never ever. Tomorrow will fill up with the same distractions and mind-numbing tasks as yesterday, and that promise will be broken. The thing about promises is that the more we break, the harder it gets to fulfill them in the future. The only time to do something is right now. Do something! Don’t wait until tomorrow, don’t wait ten minutes, don’t wait at all. Let’s do this together! I will be your personal one on one Coach. No computerized programs or a staff of hundreds of people. Just a normal person that’s been there and knows what it takes to change your life forever.

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Jeremiah’s story serves as a reminder that it’s never too late to turn your life around and get healthy!


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