A dad who shed almost eight stone in an amazing transformation has become a bodybuilder.
Olly Hewitt, 36, tippled the scales at 21.4st at his heaviest but has since spent hours training in the gym and has changed his diet.
The photographer now weighs 13.5st, reports Leicestershire Live .
Olly, whose kids are aged nine and seven, is taking part in the Classic Physique category at a UK Bodybuilding Fitness Federation contest.
"I’m incredibly proud," he said.
"I started my weight loss journey because I never liked my photo being taken in public.
"My wife said that you can’t moan about being fat, either accept it or try to lose weight.
"I wanted to go swimming with the kids. I wouldn’t go out, on holidays I wouldn’t take my top off.
"I thought it was no good."
The dad-to-two, from Barwell, Leicestershire, has developed an impressive muscular frame. His lean 5.4% body fat is down from more than 50%.
And Olly, who has been with wife Michelle for 20 years, has ditched pasties for several small meals throughout the day.
He also trains six days a week at the Iron Generation gym, near where he lives.
The bodybuilding contest takes places this month at De Montfort Hall in Leicester.
Before that, he will be taking part in the Pure Elite Federation’s World Championships on November 9, in Margate’s Winter Gardens in Kent.
The snapper hopes his story can inspire others who want to lose weight and get fit.
He said: "It’s never too late. I just want people to share the story and to encourage people and motivate them.
"I help people at the Iron Generation gym all the time."
- Find out more about his weight loss journey on his Instagram page .
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