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Conquering Shackles of Addictions, Man Turns His Life Around by Losing 168 Lbs in 2 Years

Conquering Shackles of Addictions, Man Turns His Life Around by Losing 168 Lbs in 2 Years

For many people, fitness is a lifestyle and not a compulsion. The transformation journey of the fitness star Garrett Welsh is pretty much a standing testament to it.

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He was addicted to alcohol for years but had a realization that if he continued like this, he would not survive for long. It was after his realization that he completely quit and got himself into fitness, which helped him turn his life around. Continue reading to find out his story!

Garrett Welsh shared his fitness journey with followers


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Internet star, Garrett Welsh, recently took to his official Instagram account, @garrett_welsh, and shared a compilation video of how taking the right charges has helped him immensely in his transformation journey. He begins the video by showing how he used to be previously addicted to alcohol.

In the video, he wrote his point of view, “Stuck in a victim mindset.” In the video, he started demonstrating how he put in effort, got completely clean, and started working hard on himself. He did not give up, and wrote, “I started taking accountability for my actions, and promised myself to not give up again.”


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He advises people to take risks in their life because that was how after working hard for 2 years, he managed to lose 168 lbs and has been sober for 3 years! Well, as the story of Garrett Welsh pops out, he is among the many athletes who embarked on the transformation journey to get rid of their addictions. Even elite athletes like Michael Phelps, Josh Hamilton, Brett Farve, and many more have suffered through substance abuse. Delve deeper to find out how the famous swimmer Phelps got out of his addiction phase.


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Michael Phelps’ road to recovery

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps, who brought home 28 different medals while representing the United States in the Olympics, shared that he too struggled with alcohol misuse throughout his life. It has significantly impacted his career and was even arrested twice for drunk driving. His arrest debarred him from competing in the USA Swimming for six months.


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It was after the suspension that he started reevaluating his life. As he realized that he needed help, he enrolled himself in an inpatient treatment facility and stayed there for 45 days. He would attend Alcoholics Anonymous after getting out of rehabilitation to ensure that he did not get back to his dark days. Although he still has temptation, Phelps considers himself lucky that he managed to get out of it and still has his self-control intact.

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