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Colorado Man Drops 100 Pounds Through Running

Posted by: on April, 27 2015

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Yusuke Kirimoto went from 270 pounds to 168 through a diet and exercise regimen that includes running.Colorado-800x449

A Colorado man used running to drop more than 100 pounds off his frame and is now a trimmed-down running and fitness enthusiast.

According to a CNN report, Yusuke Kirimoto’s weight hit 270 pounds in 2010, a heavy burden for his 37-year-old body that stood 5-foot-10. He realized some changes were in order, so he began cutting down on the amount of carbohydrates and sugars in his diet.

Then he started a strength training regimen at the gym, followed by the addition of treadmill runs. One year into his weight-loss journey, Kirimoto was down 81 pounds and heading in the right direction.

Soon after, he discovered the joys of running outside—seeing the picturesque Colorado wilderness, breathing in clean air and the adventures that running on trails brought.

And that’s when things really took off.

Kirimoto ran his first 5K in February 2012 and has since run countless races. He runs with his now 7-year-old daughter on Sundays and the pair completed the Bolder Boulder 10K earlier this year.

Kirimoto is now down to 168 pounds and has no plans to return to his old habits.

“Make [exercise] an exciting adventure,” Kirimoto told CNN. “Everyone is different. Consistency is the key to both weight loss and fitness. You may not see results immediately, but keep at it and you will be rewarded.”
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