Jordan Grahm wasn't always a personal trainer, focused on bettering his own life and the lives of others. No, he started as an overweight, unhealthy individual that was plagued by depression. It took him a decade, but he finally realized what was important in life: his own health. His transformation is one of the most inspirational you will ever see, just listen to his story:
My whole life I was overweight.
Growing up it was hard being the big kid.
In 9th grade I started playing football, weighing in at 290lbs +standing 5'9” at only 13 years old.
The coaches wanted me to keep getting bigger, stronger, and faster so I ate a lot and trained hard.
My mom always motivated me and wanted me to get in better shape so that I could enjoy my life more.
3 weeks before my 15th birthday tragedy struck when my mom suddenly passed away.
My motivation to train and to get in better shape dropped off completely.
Food was my outlet to help cope with the depression due to my mom's death. I was also addicted to drugs which I used to try to numb my feelings and escape reality.
I was eating myself to death, and I did not care about my future at all. By the end of my senior year in high school I was already close to 400lbs.
I graduated high school and stopped looking at the scale. I didn’t plan for my future because I didn’t care.
Time went on, I worked a sedentary job and continued to gain weight.
By late 2007 I was over 400lbs wearing 4XL shirts and size 48 pants, depression still had a powerful grip on me.
March 30th 2008 at 3am I was in a car collision that could have killed me.
My airbag was just reconnected a couple hours before the crash and saved my life.