A heartbroken middle-aged Japanese man decided to rebuild his life by turning into bodybuilding after his wife left him several years ago.
— しらぴょん (@lonestarsde66) May 15, 2019
— しらぴょん (@lonestarsde66) December 9, 2017
The man, who goes by Shirapyong on Twitter (@lonestarsde66), lamented that his wife left him for being “a bald, dumpy, middle-aged guy.”
Shirapyong actually did some regular exercise back in college but had “fallen out of his fitness habits” after graduating, reports SoraNew24.
As a means of emotional recovery, Shirapyong decided to hit the gym again and make a strict fitness commitment. To keep himself set on his fitness goals, he first signed up for a bodybuilding contest and then worked out consistently in the gym. The results, as shown in these images from his Instagram account, speak for themselves:
These days, he regularly competes in bodybuilding tournaments, consistently placing in the top 10 as reported by source. His best finish so far is winning fourth-place in the recent Tokyo Open Bodybuilding tournament’s over-40-years-old division.
— しらぴょん (@lonestarsde66) May 4, 2019
According to Shirapyong, he is sharing his story not to show off his body, but to inspire others to achieve similar results by working hard for it.