Bro Runs Almost Every Day For 11 Months And Has The Transformation Photos To Show That Cardio Isn’t For Wussies

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Reddit Notmyfbname once weighed 242.5 pounds at only 5’10”, putting him into the “obese” category on the BMI scale with a rating of 36.2. Rather than wipe his tears away with a cheeseburger, Notmyfbname decided to take up running.

Most people (myself included) hate running – but rather than focus on how shitty he may have been feeling while doing laps around the block, Notmyfbname explains his motivation was being able to fit into new clothes. “During this period the prime motivation was I could fit in clothes/sizes I never imagined I can. And getting into shape felt like the easiest thing to do. I JUST HAVE TO RUN” he writes in his post.

You just have to run.

Not a bad mantra to start out with, huh?

As for his diet and exercise, Notmyfbname started out eating 1600 calories a day, then gradually upped it up to 2400:

Diet + Exercise:
Before June 2015, I could run for about 10 -12 minutes at 9 Kmph.

June 2015 – August 2015:
Calories per day: (Not strictly maintained) around 2300.
Exercise: Had access to gym. Group cardio blast classes on M,W,F for 30 minutes. Group cycling class T,Th for 1 hour. Used to run/walk 2.5Km after the group session.
August 2015 – October 2015:
Calories per day: Around 1600
No breakfast, potbelly TKY sandwich for lunch (300 Cal), whole fruits about 2 per day(150 Cal), Rice + Curry for dinner (1000 Cal), Air-popped popcorn for late night snack (150 Cal) + 2 cups of black coffee.
Exercise: No access to gym. 5Km run/walk/run-walk every day.

November 2015 – December 15th 2015, Jan 15th 2016 – Feb 2016:
Calories per day: Around 1600
No breakfast, potbelly TKY sandwich for lunch (300 Cal), whole fruits about 2 per day(150 Cal), Rice + Curry for dinner (1000 Cal), Air-popped popcorn for late night snack (150 Cal) + 2 cups of black coffee.
Exercise: No access to gym. 10Km run on alternate days.

Feb 2016 – Mar 2016:
Calories per day: 1600 Cal was too low, so increased to 1800 – 2000 Cal
No breakfast, Potbelly sandwich/Subway Sandwich for lunch (800 Cal), whole fruits about 2 per day(150 Cal), Rice + Curry for dinner (1000 Cal), Air-popped popcorn for late night snack (150 Cal) + 2 cups of black coffee.
Exercise: No access to gym. 10Km run on alternate days.

April 2016 – Today:
Calories per day: 2200 – 2400
Peanut butter sandwich breakfast (240 Cal), Potbelly sandwich/Subway Sandwich for lunch (800 Cal), whole fruits about 2 per day(150 Cal), Rice + Curry for dinner (900 Cal), Air-popped popcorn for late night snack + Milk (300 Cal) + 2 cups of black coffee.
Exercise: No access to gym. 15Km run on alternate days.

If you’re reading this, wanting to start to get into shape on your own but don’t know where to start, just remember that Notmyfbname used to look like this:

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But after putting in the hard work and effort, he now looks like this:

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And if he can do it, so can you.

[Via Reddit]