By eighth grade, Jeremy Davis weighed 300 pounds. He put on another 100+ pounds as he grew up, topping out at 410 pounds on his 6’1″ frame.
Over the course of two years dedicated to his health, he lost half his body weight and went on to crush Savage Race.
Jeremy knew he was overweight and unhealthy from a young age. In first grade, he couldn’t even lay his head down on his desk like other children could.
After struggling to keep up on a mission trip in 2010, he knew something had to change.
He started by cutting out fast food and walking an hour a day. After losing 100 pounds, he began weight training and running, focusing on performance more than weight loss. He also increased the quality of his food, sticking with homemade whole-foods that add plenty of nutritional value instead of just empty calories.
Living in a small town where there is no gym, Jeremy had to find ways to motivate himself to train on his own. Signing up for Savage Race was a great motivator to eat clean and work out consistently.
Jeremy is now 29 years old, a two-time Savage finisher, and in the best shape of his life! He says, “A big part of that is due to training for the recent Savage in Dade City.”
When you have an athletic goal in mind, such as completing an obstacle course race, it can help motivate you to put forth the effort required. Losing weight can be challenging, but Jeremy’s advice is to focus on the health and fitness aspect rather than just the weight loss.
“It’s a journey,” says Jeremy. “You are worth the time and struggle!”
We totally agree, Jeremy, and want to congratulate you on your weight loss success. We’ll look forward to seeing you at Savage Race in 2016!