Member Testimonials - Keiran Story

Ordinary people can In fact do anything extraordinary with a bit of willpower, focus and determination.

"In January 2011, I was hit by a harsh reality that was hard to ignore. I had reached the highest weight I had ever been, and felt stuck in a cycle of hate. I hated the way I looked but supplemented those feelings with food, then hated myself for what I had done. The scales tipped 107 kilograms, and at 163cm tall I was no longer just overweight.*

I wasn’t even obese – I was now classified as morbidly obese.  I had to change. I came across a program called Step into Life. I’d joined and quit the gym many times before, but this time things seemed different. It was about changing my lifestyle.

I joined in February 2011, and my first session was boxkick – extremely tough but I liked it! I committed to 3 sessions a week and I changed my diet. In May I joined the running program and was advised to try the City to Surf in August. I thought “I can’t run!”, but Step into Life taught me there is no “can’t”, only try. I completed the City to Surf and continued on my journey.

By October 2011 I reached a goal I thought was impossible. I was healthy, with 40 kilograms lost and a BMI of 25*. I couldn’t stop there though; I enjoyed running so much that I decided to try a half marathon. In March 2012 I ran the Port Macquarie Half Marathon. Reality hit me again, but this time it was a different reality – maybe I could be a marathon runner!

In July 2012 I stepped up to complete my journey and finished the Gold Coast Marathon. In September 2012 I also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, and I am about to embark on my next marathon – this time around Uluru!

I have learnt that ordinary people can in fact do anything extraordinary with a bit of willpower, focus and determination."

 

Keiran

Step into Life Warners Bay member

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*Disclaimer on weight loss and testimonials: Results May Vary. Causes for being overweight vary from person to person. Whether genetic or environmental, it should be noted that food intake, rates of metabolism and levels of exercise and physical exertion vary from person to person. This means weight loss results will also vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as typical. Read our full weight loss disclaimer here.