Dwayne ‘The Rock' Johnson's Social Media Inspires Woman To Lose 115 Lbs.
Nina Gibson weighed 280 pounds when she went to her doctor and was diagnosed as morbidly obese.
It was at that moment the 48-year-old Californian knew she had to change something.
She told the “Today” show,
I went from too much fast food and ice cream all the time to eating stuff like salmon and spinach. And I love spinach!
Gibson, as with anyone new to working out, was terrified of being judged at the gym.
Personally, I hate going to the gym for two reasons: I am lazy, and I am very afraid someone is going to make fun of me.
But Gibson found support in an unlikely source: following Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on social media.
When I was in the gym, it was really hard for me to do the strength training. I just couldn't get into it. The Rock definitely motivated me with strength training.
It's hard not to be motivated by People's Sexiest Man Alive. I take one innocent glance at his rippling pecs, and I am overcome with the urge to… workout.
Gibson dropped from a size 26 to a size 8, losing 115 pounds.
If you don't think that is wild, that is the equivalent of losing a whole 5'2″ me in freshman year of high school.
Johnson was so pumped that his social media helped inspire Gibson that he sent her a personal video congratulating her. He said,
I just heard the great news that you lost over 100 lbs. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you, I'm proud of you. That's so awesome… I heard in some way I helped motivate that. I appreciate that, thank you, and keep up the great work.
Chill, The Rock. You don't even have to lift heavy things. There are machines who do that for humans now, I assume.
The heaviest thing I have lifted in days is my own body during a hangover.