Just three years go, Jared tipped the scales at 36st.
While he knew he needed to make a change, it wasn’t until his doctor told him he was on the road to an early death that Jared took the change seriously.
In a blog entry, Jared wrote: “I’ve been fat my entire life.”
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He continued: “Every day I have woken up heavier than I was the day before. It was a fact of life, and I accepted it.
“I didn’t want to be fat but I didn’t fight against it because I knew it would require a change in lifestyle.
“Today is different…I do care about how I feel and how I want to live.”
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So Jared made two drastic changes: He cut out sugar and took up DDP Yoga.
DDP Yoga is a mix of cardio, yoga and traditional calisthenics – something that wasn’t easy for Jared to do when he was severely overweight.
Of his first yoga session, Jared said: “When I got winded, I stopped to breathe, but let the video continue to play.”
He continued: “I missed a few moves and joined back in when I could and didn’t worry about trying to catch up.
“I finished the video knowing that while I had not done everything as instructed, I had still made a major accomplishment.”
Jared was determined, and after just 15 months he had shed an incredible 21st.