When you look at Adam Keighran, you never know that he knocked on the door of death a few years ago. With a weight of 291 pounds (6 & 2) and health problems like high blood pressure and gout, Keighran played with fire – but now it's only 182 pounds. All he needed was a doctor who would put him $ 100,000 and not make it to his 40th birthday.
"In my twenties I was a heavy drinker and smoker," Keighran shared [Men'sHealth]. "I worked in the wine tasting and wine trade and my hours were flexible, which allowed for a very unhealthy lifestyle that included late nights and late mornings."
At that time, he had no partner and no children ̵
At the beginning of his twenties, he stopped practicing sports and began to "look on TV instead, beer in hand and beer food undoubtedly in front of me."
But in September 2010, Keighran received an astonishing rating from His doctor not only diagnosed him with gout and high blood pressure, he also said Keighran "looked pregnant." He also pledged $ 100,000 that he would be dead before he reached his 40th birthday.
It's obvious that this stinging assessment really did strike a note, "said Keighran.
But that was not all, you see, Keighran was just born 27 weeks, and it just so happened that his doctor told him at the same time how much he had shortened his life, and Keighran himself came across a charitable foundation called The Miracle Babies Foundation in Australia.
"I started reading about the babies that survived They did not make a premature start to life, and even those who survived continue to suffer massive health problems, "he said. "It was really low, that I had been very lucky. Not only have I survived, I have not suffered any health problems other than self-inflicted. "
Back then, Keighran said," a great sense of guilt crept in, and I felt I owed it to both me and my family to change my life.
To do that, Keighran had to delve deep into nutritional science, as he was both too broke and too nervous to attend a gym or order a food delivery system. So he started counting calories. Then, a few days a week, he added to walk and ride his standard bike. Here's what you need to know about calories in calories burned. )
Every week he had small victories, such as adding distance to his jogging and walking or losing an extra pound.
"It was very motivating to see these things improve," he said. "Everything Collaborated."
Soon after, Keighran lost 109 pounds to reach his 182 goal. As a cherry on top of this nutritious cake, he was so motivated by his own success that he became a personal trainer helping others like him taste the sweet victory he did.
In addition to the new nutrition and exercise routine, Keighran said it was crucial to his success that someone who held it for him, like his doctor, was vital. That was social media.
"I talk a lot with my current clients about a 'Responsible Accounter.' Someone who can drive away the hard-hearted love, but can also feed you through the tough times," he said. "I decided that my friends were all" haters "at the time and wanted to sabotage my mission, so they were not good for this job. And I decided that my family was too nice for this job and was not ready to hand out the hard love. Therefore, I decided that social media is my & # 39; responsible accountability & # 39; will be. Of course, he was self-confident to call his "fat photos" online, and felt the harsh words that came from commentators. But instead of being defeated by him, he used it as fuel to keep going. "That change in mentality was crucial," he said.
And now Keighran said with his success, "I am happy. I wake up happy with myself. I am proud of my life. I am proud of who I became. I have found a lifelong love of running that has taken me to amazing places around the world and also allowed me to meet some great people. "
What others can learn from his story, Keighran said," Start small. Small steps. Identify the problem at hand. Find your responsible person. Take over a system. Give him time. "