Jeremiah Peterson is an antiques dealer living in Montana with his family, which includes three energetic kids. Bored Panda reports that in August, Peterson went on a camping and hiking trip with those kids—it is Montana after all. But it wasn't a fun, relaxing, pleasure trip.
Peterson said that instead of remembering hanging out with his family and enjoying the natural landscape, he was miserable and out of breath. His kids were running circles around him. He decided he needed a change.
He committed to a daily exercise regimen and a keto diet, which means high in fats and proteins and extremely low in carbs. He tracked his progress on Instagram and the results are astounding.
The Daily Mail interviewed Peterson on his progress, and it seems like even he was shocked by how quickly his appearance transformed.
"I went from having a real dadbod to having a college kid's physique," said Peterson. People were coming up to him all the time to tell him he was getting younger looking by the day. It wasn't just hid body that was changing, it was happening all over.
"Since going from fat to lean it's made everything better, my hair and skin look healthier, you can see my jawline instead of chubby cheeks and I have abs."
Well, yes, also the abs. Here he is at 31 days into his program, already looking super different:
Here is my progress pics for my first 31 days of my #transphormation with @1stphorm I have lost a total of 21 lbs.. Feeling good with my progress. #imnotdoneyet #resultsareaddicting 👊🏻 #transphormation #iam1stphorm #1stphorm #mytransphormationstartstoday #neversettle #LegionofBoom #transphormation #transformforlife #weightlossjourney #weightloss #bodytransformation #bodybuildingcom #weightlosstransformation #fitness
Peterson works out three hours a day, which is definitely a lot. But that includes hiking as well as weightlifting. He says that he once went home and drank beer to destress from work. Now, hiking in the mountains is a much healthier alternative, and helps him clear his mind much more efficiently.
Peterson also shared his meals with followers, so folks would know what he was putting into his body to fuel workouts:
Starving today!! Through in some extra veggies in today's lunch... it really hit the spot!!! 👊🏻 @1stphorm #transphormation #iam1stphorm #1stphorm #mytransphormationstartstoday #neversettle #healthyfood #healthyeating #gottogetmyveggies #transformforlife #weightlosstransformation #WeDoTheWork #weightloss #LegionofBoom
Last night was red meat Sunday for the family. Bacon Ranch Cheeseburgers with Sweet Potato Puffs!!! So yummy!!!! 😋 @1stphorm #weightlosstransformation #transformforlife #transphormation #iam1stphorm #1stphorm #mytransphormationstartstoday #transphormation #neversettle #LegionofBoom #resultsareaddicting #bodytransformation
Healthy Cheat night last night!! So Yummy!!! Grilled Sirloin Steak, Lemon Garlic Prawns, Blue Cheese Salad and Bruschetta... 😋 @1stphorm #healthyfood #steak #prawns #bluecheese #bruchetta #transphormation #mytransphormationstartstoday #mytransphormation #transformforlife #LegionofBoom #neversettle #1stphorm #iam1stphorm #bodytransformation #healthychoices #healthychoice #WeDoTheWork
And the results speak for themselves:
👉🏼In June of this year my wife and kids were riding their bikes to school and one of my sons got a flat tire, my wife called and asked me to come help. . I didn't think anything of it and jumped in the car without my shirt on and went to help. . When I showed up to help my wife and kids were mortified that I hadn't put a shirt on and all the parents and kids where going to see my big fat belly! . I hadn't thought much about my weight gain much until that moment. . I realized in that moment that my family was embarrassed by how fat I was. . That feeling ate at me. . I knew I had to make a change. . I found the My Transphormation Challenge at @1stphorm . I wasn't sure about a challenge though. . I had all the excuses. . I run a business. I have kids. I don't have time to workout. It takes too much focus away from running the business. . What I know now? I know that my health, my strength, my confidence, my dedication, my hard work...ALL reflect deeply into my very excuses and or amply exactly what I love and value the most. . I didn't realize how lazy I had been. . How INACTIVE I was with my family until I became ACTIVE. . How much of a slacker I had been at my own job...my own business. . This challenge has rocked my world. . I just want to thank 1st Phorm for putting this challenge out there for people like me. I want to thank you @andyfrisella for challenging me far beyond just my physical limits. I am beyond grateful for the #1stphormfamily and the enormous amounts of encouragement and support that you all have constantly given to me. # While I am happy with the changes I have made I still have work to do. More to drive for. More to accomplish. That's why I'm so grateful for the #legionofboom because I fully plan on keeping my standards higher than I ever imagined and I know I will succeed. # 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 I plan on sharing my Transphormation with you over the next few days. Please leave a comment letting me know how you think I did and if you have any questions for me don't hesitate to ask. Thank you, #1stphormphamily 👍🏽 (Before photos July 25th and After photos today December 23rd for 150 Day
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯👉🏼People have been asking me what my nutrition has been in order to achieve my results in the last 150 days. I am an open book. And I want to share so here it is... I am a carnivore through and through. Born and raised in Montana hunting and having a freezer full of venison which is naturally all grass fed for my family's healthy eating habits. My nutrition for the last 150 days closely followed the keto diet guidelines but I like to keep my protein a little higher than what a true keto diet calls for. Proteins I mainly kept to elk, deer, extra lean ground turkey, chicken & turkey breasts, salmon and white fish. I kept my fats high with avocado, coconut oil, grass fed butter, olive oil and almond butter. I tried to keep my carb intake relatively low. Riced sweet potatoes and cauliflower were in almost every meal. I just varied the amount and timed my intake according to my workouts. For greens I ate primarily asparagus, green beans, broccoli and brussel sprouts. If I felt hungry, I ate. I didn't feel restricted at all. I didn't track my macros it was just a trial and error process that I watched closely by weighing in every day and taking tons of selfies to see what was working and what wasn't. But that also doesn't mean I would switch it up right away if I didn't see immediate results. I trusted the process of doing the work and seeing how my body responded. I know this diet isn't for everyone but it's what worked for me. I will continue to eat like this for the foreseeable future. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. These before and after photos are 150 days apart July 25th to December 23rd (5 Months). Please comment below if you have any questions or leave me a comment on how you think I did in my @1stphorm #transphormation #100to0 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯 #mytransphormationstartstoday #mytransphormation #transphormation #150days #5months #weightloss #weightlossjourney #transformforlife #1#weightlosstransformation #transformation #bodytransformation #duespaid #wedothework #neverdone #newgoals
When I was younger I was always the guy that could maintain a fairly decent body with lifting during the week and then havering a huge cheat meal and drinks on the weekends. As I poured myself more and more into running and building my business I started to slack on my workouts. I found myself needing a beer at night to relax and unwind. Before long it was 2 beers or more.. Now I'm not saying I had a drinking problem. But I will say that those empty calories stick to my 39 year old body in ways that my 30 year old body never had to deal with. Lol...then don't get me started on the treats that linger around a house when you have three kids. The combination of alcohol and sugar are the worst for gaining weight and basically succumbing to the stereotypical Dad bod. I know now that because I have some huge goals for myself and my family that sugar and alcohol truly have to be a very occasional treat. Because after all this transformation has turned into something far bigger than just weight loss or mere aesthetics. My mindset for success has never been so strong. Watching myself and how much my physical body manifests into drive for my business, my family and the goals I have...I know I won't let a short term moment of indulgence interfere with my long term plans for success. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯💯💯💯 If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. ☝️Before pic was take July 25th and after pic was take on December 23rd for a 150 Day Transformation (5 Months) I would love for you to leave a comment on how you thought I did on my #transphormation With @1stphorm 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻Thank you very much🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #iam1stphorm #100to0 #1stphorm #mytransphormationstartstoday #mytransphormation #transphormation #transformforlife #wedothework #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #bodytransformation #bodytransformations #diet #mealplan #mealplanning #relentless #goals #lost82pounds #150days
In a caption of his before and after photos, Peterson writes that he'd been making excuses for himself and lost touch with how he was looking and feeling before starting this challenge to get fit.
I had all the excuses. .
I run a business. I have kids. I don't have time to workout. It takes too much focus away from running the business. .
What I know now? I know that my health, my strength, my confidence, my dedication, my hard work...ALL reflect deeply into my very excuses and or amply exactly what I love and value the most. .
Peterson got help planning his meals and workouts from a group called My Transformation Starts Today, a group that also awards cash prizes and runs contests for participants. And he won $50,000!
Personally, I was wondering how he found the time, but if you get a year's salary to work out, that takes some of the time pressure off, doesn't it?
Maybe he could also get into modeling?
My hiking buddy CASH. 🐶 Every morning. Every night since day ONE. Even on the days where I didn't feel like it. Because he was ALWAYS ready to hit the trail for a good hike and would let me know we were not going to miss with some whimpers or a bark. 👉🏼He was the best #transphormation Buddy a guy could have. The ones that walk by your side and push you forward to grow and evolve are the ones who mean the most. Thank you, Cash!!! 💪💪💪 @1stphorm #100to0 #thanksbuddy #iam1stphorm #1stphorm #neversettle #legionofboom #mytransphormationstartstoday #mytransphormation #transphormation #doggy #wedothework #duespaid #mansbestfriend #trailpartner #trailhike #miles #doggo #mountaintrail #dogwalker #mansbestworkoutpartner #wedidthework #dogs #dogslife🐶
So often. . So many of us. . We look in the mirror and all we see is the past. . We see and remember past experiences. . So often. So many of us. Foolishly allow those past voices, critics, experiences to define us. The truth is we all struggle. Whether we talk about it or not. But remember it’s in those last reps filled with lactic acid and discomfort that we really see what we are made of. Those moments of utter discomfort. Face it. Struggle can EMPOWER us. Only if we choose to set our minds to a GROWTH MINDSET. Been told your whole life you were nothing? . Use that. Burn through that. Let go of that rerun, that familiar way. . . . Take what you need- get out and create something new. Design your life. Live 100-0!! . @1stphorm #wedothework #100to0 #iam1stphorm #1stphorm
Hard work that paid off. Literally.