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Health & Fit This Once-Obese Nanny Lost Over 230lbs And Now Runs Ultra Marathons

18:18  09 may  2017
18:18  09 may  2017 Source:   medicaldaily.com

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I am now an avid endurance runner and a new road cyclist. Throughout my life I would lose and regain weight. However, when my son was born in 2005. One of the big goals that I reached was running a full marathon on my own, no running coach, no personal trainer. I grew up hating running and now

Fast forward to today and Kristin is now down 70 pounds and is a regular marathon runner . She has completed six half marathons and one full one "I was once a girl who hated running and would say, 'I only run if someone is chasing me.' Now here I am, one week after running my first full marathon

After an alarming doctor’s visit, a 427-pound nanny knew it was time to change her lifestyle. Since then, she has lost more than half of her body weight, runs ultra marathons, and is currently training for her first bodybuilding competition.

In 2010, Michele Elbertson, went to get an annual flu shot. During a conversation with her doctor, he asked the usual questions about her diet and exercise. Elbertson was honest, admitting to eating fast food daily, and telling him she was unable to walk across the room without becoming fatigued.

“He became very serious and told me that if I didn't get my life together, I wouldn't live to see 27. That was my wake-up call,” Elbertson told Medical Daily.

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After an alarming doctor’s visit, a 427-pound nanny knew it was time to change her lifestyle. Since then, she has lost more than half of her body weight, runs ultra marathons , and is currently training for her first bodybuilding competition. In 2010, Michele Elbertson, went to get an annual flu shot.

Over the last six weeks or so, these are the three vests I have been testing (in alphabetical order by company name) Now living and running in Indiana, he has completed more than a dozen marathons and is a regular age-grouper in shorter distances.

Michele Elbertson at her heaviest weight of 427 pounds. © Credit: Michele Elbertson Michele Elbertson at her heaviest weight of 427 pounds.

In the years after her life-changing doctor’s visit, Michele adopted a healthier diet, consistent exercise routine, and got fitted for a Lap-Band - all of which have helped her achieve her extreme weight loss. Now, 30-year-old Michele weighs 193 pounds.

After having a Lap-Band fitted to help limit what she ate, she quickly lost 20 pounds, but then her weight loss plateaued. This lead her to start exercising and eventually running. To date, she has completed 50 half marathons, 30 marathons, two 50-mile, and one 100-mile race. She now aspires to body-build and is training for her first competition this August.

Michele points out that a majority of her weight was carried in her back. © Credit: Michele Elbertson Michele points out that a majority of her weight was carried in her back.

She is surrounded by a large support system of family and friends, but Michele’s “main go-to” and “biggest supporter” is Jennifer Porto, who creates meal plans for her and trains her.

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An ultramarathon is nothing like a marathon . Road running is for realists. Run a marathon , a half Trail running , and especially ultramarathon trail running , is something entirely different. Although moving your body over such a mammoth distance is stressful (both physically and emotionally), I’d

Emotions run raw late in ultra - marathons ; Photo courtesy TransRockies Run . I’ve run a handful of Each ultra - marathon is a unique journey into an abyss of pain, suffering, and uncertainty. Running ! Cool air flows over your skin and the earth zips by. The pack moves fast – probably faster than you

“Michele's biggest transformation lies in her mental attitude. She gave up previous bad habits, changed her entire lifestyle, stopped allowing her addiction to control her world, and properly executed a plan to save her own life,” Porto, a NASM certified personal trainer and NPC bikini competitor, told Medical Daily. “In just 8 short months I've seen such tremendous growth and a shift in the way she thinks. She's confident now."

Michele Elbertson with who she describes as her biggest supporter, Jennifer Porto. © Credit: Michele Elbertson Michele Elbertson with who she describes as her biggest supporter, Jennifer Porto.

Michele, who now exercises 6-7 days a week, describes prepping for her competition as the hardest thing she’s ever done, but adds that it’s totally worth it. Jenn helps by writing out month-long plans to follow, and checks-in daily to hold her accountable.

“I think she wants to really show the world that people CAN do this. She has become a beacon of hope for people,” said Porto.

Michele credits her mindset to her success. Her advice to others looking to achieve results like hers: “Don't try to lose weight for anyone else.....do it for you!  Set a goal (not weight related) and focus on that. Weight can fluctuate at any given time - focusing on the number will drive you crazy!”

Michele proudly showing off her hard-earned figure. © Credit: Michele Elbertson Michele proudly showing off her hard-earned figure.


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