Dad gets six-pack in just six months after losing more than 80 pounds

With just a few weeks after the start of the new year, most people are giving up on their New Year's resolutions, losing motivation and retreating back to old habits. But not Jerimiah Peterson.

The dad of three, from Montana, became a viral sensation after it was revealed his epic weight loss journey included gaining a six-pack in just six months. After weighing in at over 280 pounds, Peterson realized he needed to make a change if he wanted to keep up with his kids. 

"We have always been an active family but when we were hiking, my young kids were going right up the mountain while I was catching my breath and couldn't keep up," he said, according to the Daily Mail. And after being diagnosed with an intolerance to gluten, he had to kick his fast food and beer habit.

See Jerimiah's incredible transformation:

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180 days and counting... 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻 👉🏼Picture on the left was taken July 25th 2017 and picture on the right was taken at 1pm today! . Because I don’t want to go back to wearing the same damn outfit everyday because it was the only thing that fit. . Because I don’t want to go back to dreading going swimming with my kids because I didn’t want to take my shirt off. . Because I don’t want to go back to the perpetual plumbers crack whenever I bent over. . Because I don’t want to go back to feeling my gut hang over my pants. . Because I don’t want to go back to hiding my face behind a beard to make myself feel thinner. . Because I don’t want to go back to feeling disgusted with myself. . Because I don’t want to go back to my feet and knees hurting or constant heartburn. . Because I don’t want to go back.... . I’m not going back. Everyone has there reasons. It's not important why you started, what's important is that you do start. Start Today!!! #mytransphormationstartstoday 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥#1stphorm #mytransphormation #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #weightlossmotivation #weightlossstory #weightlosssupport #bodytransformation #transformation #bodygoals #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #missoula #missoulamontana #iam1stphorm #starttoday
Today is the last day to sign up for the 8 week sprint challenge. . I wanted to make my self continually transparent and held accountable by you all my #Phamily 👊🏻 . I had no idea what I was signing myself up for when I first joined the 1st Phorm challenge last year. All I knew was I needed a change. . But then to discover what 1st Phorm lives and breathes through every athlete, every ambassador, every employee and all of us...I experienced first hand the impact that 1st Phorm is making in this world. The community and support that goes along with 1st Phorm is bar none compared to every other fitness/supplement company's and their "challenges" out there. . If you are ready for a change this is your time! Do these next 8 weeks with me and let's continue this journey together as a whole. . Let's be the beginning domino to affect those around us whether they acknowledge our influence or not. . Let's be the change that is needed in kicking some booty, putting in the work and have our #duespaid 👊🏻 . 💡Tag me when you sign up...RIGHT NOW....and post your pictures. I want to know who is stepping up their game TODAY and ready to kill it for the next 8 weeks. You bet your ass I'm going to watch your progress! 👊🏻 👊🏻 👊🏻 Leave a comment below if you plan on joining me for this sprint challenge or if you have any questions about the challenge. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER!!!! #wedothework @1stphorm #weightlosstransformation #mytransphormation #transformforlife #iam1stphorm #missoula #mytransphormationstartstoday #100to0 #1stphorm #8weeksprintchallenge #1stphormsprintchallenge #dothework #wintheday
Everyone has stretches of time where they don’t see a ton of change. . In all areas of life. . But you keep doing it. . Day after day. . You keep going. . You don’t give up when you don’t see immediate results. . Because when you trust the process... . YOU WILL have days where you wake up and surprise even yourself. . Live for those moments. . Do the work. . Look for the WIN everyday. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #surprisedevenmyself #1stphorm #justdothework #dothework #100to0 #win #daybyday #wedothework #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #wintheday #iam1stphorm #legionofboom #wintheday #duespaid #noontraining #missoula
Repetition. . Over and over and over again. . Do it so often that it becomes ingrained in your daily routine. . Like brushing your teeth. . So even on days where you don’t feel like it you just can’t NOT do it. . I woke up tired today. . I wanted to sleep in and not get out of my warm bed today. But it just didn’t feel right not to get up and get my hike and gym session in. . So I got my butt out of bed and made myself get up. Now I feel #100% better!!! . Results don’t just happen. . You have to #dothework . Keep kicking walls down as the world tries to put them up. . #100to0 #totalknockout #repetition #wintheday #nodaysoff #neversettle #weightlosstransformation #mytransphormationstartstoday #150days #duespaid #bodytransformation #beforeandafter
👉🏼Today marks 169 days of my Transphormation and Everyone keeps asking me how I’m gonna celebrate my win. . At the gym they keep asking me when I’m gonna kick back and take a day off. . I just shake my head. 👊🏻Because I’m not ready to celebrate. . I’m not done. . I feel like I just began. . I have so much more to ingrain in my psyche and mindset and routines so that I can keep succeeding. Not just on a physical level. But I’m all areas of my life. The money was definitely a blessing...no doubt about that. But I’m not going to waste it. I want to invest it wisely so that financially I can keep winning from that part of the win. I still have bigger goals for where I want to take my physical routines. Routines and habits that become so ingrained that I never fall back to where I was before. . I want to keep learning. . I want to keep growing. . I want to keep running the race as if there is no finish line. I feel like I’ve gotten to this place that I never thought it was even possible. I thought I was too old. I thought this isn’t my time anymore. But then I made that decision back at the end of July... and I kept working at it. I kept proving to myself that I could. Now I feel even more hungry and inspired to keep chasing the next win, to keep learning, to keep growing, to keep reinventing and to keep creating. -I’ve got a lot more to prove. To myself. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ @1stphorm #nodaysoff #100to0 #dothework #wedothework #imnotfinished #nofinishline #weightlosstransformation #iam1stphorm #neversettle #mytransphormationisnotover
👉🏼PHOTO BEFORE AUGUST 4th AND AFTER PHOTO JANUARY 8th 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Go beyond showing up and doing the work. Part of why I keep making these side by sides is because I want my daily wins to be more powerful. For myself. I think so often people believe that there is a finish line. That once you pass that invisible thresh hold that your world will stay that way, that your bank account will stay at a great number, that you won’t have to think about staying in shape anymore, that you won’t have to think about making your wife fall in love with you everyday like the first day, that you won’t have to keep striving. But that’s bull crap. I want to remember how easy it was to slide down to that and that I have to DO THE WORK to be in the best shape of my life daily. Yes I have goals for later in the year but I have to focus on today. By remembering everyday where I came from and tell myself daily I’m not going back. It would have been really easy to slide into Christmas and New Years just like I always have. But I want more. So no days off. Stay active. Stay hungry. This isn’t just a physical transformation for me. I have some things that I have to do. It’s what I wake up thinking about. What I fall asleep dreaming about. It’s what I want to fight for and NEVER fall back into a timid place of complacency and acceptance. Because God knows I am thankful for all I have. But He also put me here to be great. To provide in more ways than I have for my family. To push the envelope in our businesses. To proof every enemy, well meaning friend and family member wrong. That there can be more. That I have more to give and do. And it all starts with what I do today. And each day. To tally it up to a HUGE win. . #wintheday #dothework #nofinishline #wedothework #nodaysoff #winthemoment #gobeyond #win #imnotdone
So often. . So many of us. . We look in the mirror and all we see is the past. . We see and remember past experiences. . So often. So many of us. Foolishly allow those past voices, critics, experiences to define us. The truth is we all struggle. Whether we talk about it or not. But remember it’s in those last reps filled with lactic acid and discomfort that we really see what we are made of. Those moments of utter discomfort. Face it. Struggle can EMPOWER us. Only if we choose to set our minds to a GROWTH MINDSET. Been told your whole life you were nothing? . Use that. Burn through that. Let go of that rerun, that familiar way. . . . Take what you need- get out and create something new. Design your life. Live 100-0!! . @1stphorm #wedothework #100to0 #iam1stphorm #1stphorm
When you look at this picture on the left you may see a Transphormation that was done to perfection! . What do I see??? . Stretch marks. . Loose Skin Stretch marks and loose skin are what I see and you don’t. I went from size 42 jeans down to size 33 so I knew it was impossible not to get them! . I see where more work has to be done. I see reminders that may never fully go away. . Reminders of how fat I allowed myself to get. . Never again. . I’m okay with the fact that they may never fully go away. I want those reminders of a battle. #battlescars A battle that I lost that fueled me to get to a war that I am winning. We have the choice to see our lives, our struggles, our flaws as something negative or something powerful. . I CHOOSE TO SEE IT AS SOMETHING POWERFUL to facilitate MORE WINS. . I didn’t want to post a close up of this but then again why try and be something that you are not? You don’t have to think about it when you are walking and talking in your own truth each and everyday. . Own up to your mistakes. . Own up to your failures. . CHOOSE TO GET BETTER FROM THEM. Failure is inevitable. How we use those moments of failure is what defines us and creates our identity. @1stphorm #mytransphormationstartstoday #mytransphormation #transphormation #iam1stphorm #100to0 #1stphorm #truth #stretchmarks arks #looseskin #battlescars #dothework
When I signed up for this transphormation challenge it wasn't with just an end goal in mind. . I wanted to take my life back. . I know it will sound cliche but the line "get busy living or get busy dying" from Shawshank Redemption kept repeating in my head. . I'm going to be 40 in a couple months. . I have some huge goals left to reach and expand beyond in this life. . I knew I wouldn't even touch on so many of those if I kept up the lifestyle I was living. . I was tired of being tired. . I got so freaking tired of feeling like I was selling myself short. . What motivated me then? . It's our reasons that push us past our comfort zones. . Not just mere motivation. . Motivation fades. . But powerful enough reasons will push us to move mountains. . Usually that mountain is our own self. . When I signed up for this transphormation yes I wanted to gain my confidence back, feel healthy, be around for as many years as I can for my kids.... . But beyond I want to keep shattering the glass roof. . I want to know what will happen when I push far beyond my comfort zone. . This is just the beginning. . So. Thank you @1stphorm for giving me a redo...a new season unlike any before. Thank you for showing this fat dude on the left that it's ok to dream again, to not only make plans but to act on them daily and take home a daily win. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥#iam1stphorm #100to0 #1stphorm #wedothework #mytransphormationstartstoday #weightlossjourney
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯👉🏼People have been asking me what my nutrition has been in order to achieve my results in the last 150 days. I am an open book. And I want to share so here it is... I am a carnivore through and through. Born and raised in Montana hunting and having a freezer full of venison which is naturally all grass fed for my family's healthy eating habits. My nutrition for the last 150 days closely followed the keto diet guidelines but I like to keep my protein a little higher than what a true keto diet calls for. Proteins I mainly kept to elk, deer, extra lean ground turkey, chicken & turkey breasts, salmon and white fish. I kept my fats high with avocado, coconut oil, grass fed butter, olive oil and almond butter. I tried to keep my carb intake relatively low. Riced sweet potatoes and cauliflower were in almost every meal. I just varied the amount and timed my intake according to my workouts. For greens I ate primarily asparagus, green beans, broccoli and brussel sprouts. If I felt hungry, I ate. I didn't feel restricted at all. I didn't track my macros it was just a trial and error process that I watched closely by weighing in every day and taking tons of selfies to see what was working and what wasn't. But that also doesn't mean I would switch it up right away if I didn't see immediate results. I trusted the process of doing the work and seeing how my body responded. I know this diet isn't for everyone but it's what worked for me. I will continue to eat like this for the foreseeable future. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. These before and after photos are 150 days apart July 25th to December 23rd (5 Months). Please comment below if you have any questions or leave me a comment on how you think I did in my @1stphorm #transphormation #100to0 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯 #mytransphormationstartstoday #mytransphormation #transphormation #150days #5months #weightloss #weightlossjourney #transformforlife #1#weightlosstransformation #transformation #bodytransformation #duespaid #wedothework #neverdone #newgoals
Here is my progress pics for my first 31 days of my #transphormation with @1stphorm I have lost a total of 21 lbs.. Feeling good with my progress. #imnotdoneyet #resultsareaddicting 👊🏻 #transphormation #iam1stphorm #1stphorm #mytransphormationstartstoday #neversettle #LegionofBoom #transphormation #transformforlife #weightlossjourney #weightloss #bodytransformation #bodybuildingcom #weightlosstransformation #fitness
It was pouring down rain so just my son Aidan and dog Cash came on the Sunday family hike today! @1stphorm #mytransphormationstartstoday #transphormation #mytransphormation #1stphorm #iam1stphorm #mountains #hiking #fatherandson #montana #LegionofBoom
Accountability photos to begin my journey with @1stphorm #transphormation #mytransphormation #mytransphormationstartstoday
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"The from drinking two beers a night and on the weekend having sugary desserts, carbs and processed foods my weight kept adding up," he asserted. 

Peterson took to a program called 'Transphormation' to help align his goals, meal plans and fitness regime. The site also allowed him to earn cash prizes for hitting his goals, an extra plus. He adopted a keto diet and now spends 3 hours exercising every day, whether it's hiking or at the gym. 

"I'm really proud of my stomach, my belly used to be a real beer gut but it's going down and even my waist is slimming down too," he explained. His extreme lifestyle change saw such quick results, including a dramatic 80-pound weight-loss since he began the journey in August. 

He concluded, "When you see the results, you get so much more motivation week by week when looking in the mirror, it's made me want to continue to try harder."

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Mama June in 2017

The "Honey Boo Boo" star documented her weight loss journey on her very own reality show! She is now down to a size 4 -- and she looks incredible!

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Khloe Kardashian in 2012

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Khloe Kardashian in 2016

Hard work does pay off! The youngest Kardashian sister is obsessed with exercising and documents all her workout sessions on social media.

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Lena Dunham in 2015

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Lena Dunham in 2017

The "Girls" star lost a significant amount of weight after going on a holistic diet to help alleviate symptoms of endometriosis. 

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Wendy Williams in 2012

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Wendy Williams in 2017

The TV personality revealed in 2015 that she lost 50 pounds over the course of three years with a healthy diet that doesn't include refined sugars, meat, dairy or "eating after dark." It looks like she's been committed to the strict diet. She looks better than ever in 2017!

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Ricki Lake in 2010

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Ricki Lake in 2011

The actress lost 20 pounds when she appeared on "Dancing With the Stars" in 2011.

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Jordin Sparks in 2008

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Jordin Sparks in 2017

Hard work pays off! "American Idol" alum began her weight loss journey by walking around her neighborhood and the rest was history! Her favorite workout? Zumba.

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Sara Rue in 2003

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Sara Rue in 2016

The "Rules of Engagement" star is a total fan of Jenny Craig for its simplicity. She looks incredible and totally glowing!

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Jonah Hill in 2014

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Jonah Hill in 2017

Talk about a transformation! Hill has lost weight and gained weight through the years -- depending on the movie he's working on -- but his latest transformation is absolutely jaw-dropping.

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Christina Aguilera in 2012

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Christina Aguilera in 2013

Smoke show! The songstress dropped 20 pounds over the course of one year. Doesn't she look incredible?!

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Miranda Lambert in 2012

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Miranda Lambert in 2013

The country crooner slammed critics who accused her of having weight loss surgery. She revealed that she dropped the pounds the old-fashioned way -- eating right and working out with her trainer!

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