Sometimes we all need that kick up the arse to get us to the gym.
Richard Branscun, formerly known as 'Big Rich', certainly got that kick when doctors told him he'd be dead by his 21st birthday if he didn't do something about his weight.
He said: "Looking back on it now I realise that I ate food for comfort when I really missed him.
"People called me Big Rich and dating was also hard in high school.
"I would have people tell me that I was the perfect guy but I was too fat."
He said: "I walked in there with open arms and I told them my story and they told me they would help me reach all my goals and dreams.
"I lost over 300lbs with their help, they have become my brothers I've never had and are like family."
Since dropping that massive amount of weight, he has put on seven stone of pure muscle and become a bodybuilder.
Jesus Christ. That is some transformation.
If this doesn't inspire you, I don't know what will.
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