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This Family Spent 6 Months Working Out, And The Results Are Inspiring

This Family Spent 6 Months Working Out, And The Results Are Inspiring January 8, 2018

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Say what you will about social media. But sometimes the thrill of sharing what you're going through is enough to spur some positive energy. Take these Chinese family workout progress pics, for example. Taken by photographer Ding Guoliang, they serve as a public document of what can happen when you (along with your whole family) believe in yourself. So look at how Ding Guoliang and his whole family changed their bodies. And then hit that gym!

Before And After

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Ding Guoliang, a 31-year-old photographer who snaps pics in China under the name Jesse, underwent his most dramatic project yet: documenting his family's incredible fitness transformation.

First Steps

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Guoliang, expecting a child with his wife, invited his parents to live with them to help prepare for the incoming child. The first step to familial physical health involved regular power walks, but that soon became child's play for the intrepid family.

One Day At A Time

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Power walks gave way to jogging sessions, which gave way to gym sessions, which gave way to astonishing before-and-after pics like this.

Permanent Record

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Originally, the family's plan was to stay ultra-healthy for six months, but loved how they looked and felt so much, that they now live like this permanently.

Removing Toxins

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Guoliang's father was struggling with poor dietary choices and a dependency on alcohol before the family began working on themselves intensely.

Mind Over Matter

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Beyond the obvious physical feat, Guoliang is proud of the newly found emotional and mental confidence he sees in his father.

Day By Day

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Guoliang and his family documented where they were in their fitness journey every ten days, with each picture looking more dramatic than the last.

Fitstagram

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Guoliang was meticulous in documenting his family's journey on social media, so his followers could feel inspired to work on their bodies and minds themselves.

Come With Me If You Want To Be Fit

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Believe it or not, the Terminator on the right is the same person as the guy on the left.

Bye, Belly

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Here, Guoliang's mom and dad marvel at the negative space in which their tummies used to reside.

Damn!

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Left picture: Ate too much cheese.

Right picture: Grated cheese off those abs.

Fight For Your Right

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To box like Sugar Ray Leonard, sometimes you gotta cut out the sugar.

Like Father, Like Son

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When my dad and I hang out, we just watch golf on TV until he falls asleep. But this seems fun, too.

Badass Grandpa

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Guoliang has always been interested in documenting his family. In 2016, he took several pictures of his 85-year-old grandfather, Ding Bingcai, wearing contemporarily hip clothing alongside Guoliang.

Art Therapy

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Guoliang found the photoshoot with his grandpa therapeutic: "Taking care of him is not just about offering food and clothing. It means ... making him happy, making him feel that he exists and gratifying him mentally."

The Final Results

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Guoliang's photographic ambitions are noble and lofty. Through the lens (and lots of diet and exercise), he brings his family together and keeps them physically and mentally healthy. Talk about an inspiration.