Ady's Journey from Obese to Lifestyle Change Marathon Runner
My name is Adrian Stohr and I am delighted that you have chosen to visit my new website. You may well be aware that in the period running up to April 2013 I shed 8 stones in weight and completed my first London marathon. You may also know that for too many years I lived a rather dark existence. One that I have put firmly behind me forever.
I Needed to change
"The tipping point for me was seeing my own reflection of a lonely confused and massively over weight man staring back at me from the reflection in my fathers hearse"
Survival is Everything.
This how I used to look not so long ago below and now.
My wake up call to make a change came in the reflection of my fathers hears; like my grandfather before him, he died far too young at aged 58. This was the darkest point in my life and the spur to change make a well overdue change.
After the funeral my doctor realised all my fears when he suggested that my extreme size would cause me to be a diabetic by Christmas 2011 unless a heart attack or a stroke got me first. At my size I was warned that an attack would have serious consequences. Quite literally my life became a battle for survival
Subsequently what amazed, humbled and inspired me beyond anything I could have ever imagined is how my journey caught the public’s imagination.
I have been on TV, radio and in magazines and newspapers and was a featured runner by the BBC during the race. We also raised 1,000s of pounds for children suffering from Cancer. What an incredible experience and quite overwhelming. Aside from the obvious sense of personal achievement which I have rightly shared with my friends and family I have been touched by the stories from people who want to rediscover the joy and freedom which a healthy and fit lifestyle brings.
This is why we decided to share my story and those of many others who made the decision like I did that enough is enough and help as many people as we can.
What I’d like you to do is share with you my top tips that will help you do the same.
All you need to do is pop your email into the box at the bottom of this page and and we will do what we can to help you. I’ll also share with you all kinds of resources to help you on your own journey.
I really look forward to hearing from you and I hope from this point I can help you, like me, rediscover the joys of a full, fit and active lifestyle.