Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean shows how he lost weight while drinking

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Rock your body to the right. AJ McLean He looks back on his dramatic weight loss as he focuses on a healthy, sober lifestyle.

The Backstreet Boy member, 44, captioned a collage of photos shared on Instagram on Thursday, Sept. 1, commenting, “I thought I’d take a little look back at what Thursday was like.” What a little dedication and goal setting can do for a person. ”

In the post, McLean showed a photo of himself “on vacation a year ago,” next to two recent snaps at the gym that made an impressive change to his physique.

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“But the journey isn’t over yet.” The Florida native shares daughters with his wife, Ava, 9, and Lyric, 5. Rochelle McLean – continuation. “This is just the beginning! #healthylifestyle #downy #nomoredadbod! Let’s go! If I can do it, so can you!!”

The “Quit The Game” singer has undergone some serious changes over the last two years. decided to quit drinking in December 2019.

“Tomorrow I’ll be sober for a year. It’s insane,” the pop star said on the December 2020 Pretty Messed Up podcast. No need to worry about keeping the street side clean. And everything worked out really well. I feel much better. ”

McLean then thanked his friend Rene Elizondo Jr. For supporting him throughout his journey, he said, “I was hiding it from my wife, or at least trying to – from my bandmates and everyone else. But Rene has a certain comfort level.” Yes, and didn’t have to pull it out of me like everyone else.”

The podcast host’s family and bandmates were supportive throughout his journey, but he admitted that they were “terrified” of abandoning him.

“I thought the boys would be disappointed. Or my wife would leave me. I could be completely vulnerable with Rene… I felt safe.” “I didn’t say my wife judged me, because she didn’t judge me at all. But I always had this fear.” I was like… “Oh my God. She’s gonna leave me.

The Grammy Nominees Spoke good morning america A few months ago, he detailed the “turning point” that led to his sobriety.

“I came home [from Las Vegas], my wife could smell it in my breath and the youngest of my two daughters couldn’t sit with me,” he shared in October 2020. Brothers. I have never felt more grounded than I am today. ”

If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction problem, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357.

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