Run, without stopping: man weighing 250 kg inspires people by his example
• Run without stopping: man weighing 250 kg inspires people by his example
Not everyone dares to run several kilometers at a time: the lack of time for training, the training of forces, if not reluctant to engage in sports. That's how it was with Derek Mitchell as his weight has not reached a critical point in the 280kg. It was then that he decided to change his life radically.
Five years ago, Derek Mitchell (Derek Mitchell) from Kansas was diagnosed with a tumor in the pituitary gland, which is responsible for the body's metabolism. This has resulted in ever-rising weight Derek. Mitchell was appointed course of medicines to reduce the swelling, and at some point he began to justify their inaction by the fact that it will begin to engage in sports and change your diet when the pills take effect. And so that's what trying to now still nothing.
When the weight reached 280 kg, Mitchell finally realized in November 2014 that such an action plan entirely unpromising. "Then I realized that I needed a change. And I decided to start a new life in the New Year." In January 2015 he gave up soda, switch to a more protein foods and tried to lead a more healthy lifestyle.
Given the weight Mitchell, all his exercises at that time consisted of normal walking: it was as long as he could. "I reached the traffic light and back again. It was about half a kilometer a day. Then gradually I began to walk any longer." Mitchell's sister persuaded him to sign up for a run at a distance. "She said to eat more healthy is good, but exercise need more intensive. So we came to the idea of running for 5 kilometers."
His first race Derek ran in March of the same year. Derek was very nervous, but at the time of the event all of it began to cheer, and as a result of his being invited to other races across the country. Also it drew the attention Chaizu Knight, CrossFit coach. He offered Derek to work with him.
It was a difficult year. But thanks to the dedication and support, Mitchell ran May 20-kilometer race and lost 30 kilos per year. This year he has already run seven races of the same and wants to continue to run until 30 will run distances.
The story of Derek Mitchell has inspired many other people who are overweight, believe in themselves and start changing your life. His Facebook page accrues more than 21,000 subscribers. Mitchell And he says: "The main thing is not to leave his goal Can you get to the crossroads - go to the crossroads a few days you will be able to go on longer And then even further...." Nothing complicated - just do not give up.