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When it comes to weight loss and transforming your body, often what is needed is a kick up the arse. Unfortunately, some of those kicks up the arse hurt a lot more than others.
Take Jordan Graham, for example. The 29-year-old was involved in a head on car crash which nearly left him dead, but luckily he was able to crawl out of the passenger window to safety. When the paramedics arrived, five of them struggled to lift him onto a stretcher due to him weighing 30 stone (450lbs).
As if that wasn't bad enough for Jordan, while in hospital he was told he was too big for the MRI scanner which would tell doctors whether or not he had life threatening injuries.
Upon returning home, with only a separated shoulder and a broken wrist, Jordan cast his 10,000 calories-a-day fast food diet to the sidelines, hit the gym, and has now dropped half of his weight.
"I was so scared, the pain was agonising but it took five strong men to lift me onto the stretcher," Jordan said. "I felt trapped and was convinced I wasn't coming out alive. I couldn't believe how much my weight prevented the paramedics from doing their job.
"But I felt so ashamed and embarrassed with myself that it had taken five people to carry me, I knew then that it was a sign and I had to do something drastic to change my life."
Now a personal trainer, Jordan cut his weight down to 15 stone (210lbs), before paying $20,000 (£15,000) for excess skin removal and building muscle.
The 29-year-old thanked the crash for saving his life, but prior to nearly losing his life, he didn't know any different. He wore 5XL T-shirts, lived off a diet of burgers, fries and milkshakes and admits that depression and food took a grip on his life after his mother passed away when he was 14.
Following his amazing transformation, one that he never dreamed he could achieve, he left his career in real estate to become a personal trainer in the hope that he could influence others.
"I train hard and enjoy life, helping others reach their goals," he said. "I have been able to reach people all over the world and I feel so lucky to help them change their lives.
"To me there is no better feeling than being the catalyst to somebody's improvement."
He's definitely inspired me.
What a transformation.
Featured image credit: thefitboss via Instagram
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