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AJ McLean of The Backstreet Boys Body Transformation

AJ McLean is celebrating his ‘incredible’ body transformation amid his fitness and sobriety journey.

“I thought I would do a little throwback on Thursday,” the Backstreet Boys member, 44, told his Instagram followers this week. “I found the photo on the left from a year ago on vacation and wow it’s amazing what a little dedication and goal setting can do for a person.”

McLean displayed peace signs while carrying plank kicks in the throwback photo.

In the most recent shots, the I want it this way the singer looked ripped in mirror selfies taken mid-workout.

“The journey is far from over,” he added. “This is just the beginning! #modedeviesain #sobre #nomoredadbod! Let’s go! If I can do it, so can you!!”

McLean, who has been in rehab since 2001, spoke on the recover from realitypodcast about being a “chronic relapser” in January 2021.

“I can do short bursts and I’m fine,” the Grammy nominee explained. “Even when I relapsed, I wouldn’t bender.”

McLean noted at the time that he had “never gone for a month straight drinking and partying”, saying, “It’s been like one night and then I’m sober for a week or two . And then it’s a night. It was always back and forth. »

When the pop star appeared on the Not skinny but not fat podcast the following year, he revealed he had been sober for almost 11 months.

“It hasn’t been easy,” he said in July, crediting the coronavirus pandemic with helping his recovery. “That two-year break that we all had really did a number on me in a good way. It gave me an opportunity to really think about it and really take it as [seriously] that I can.

McLean is focused on raising his two daughters – Elliott, 9, and Lyric, 5 – whom he shares with his wife Rochelle McLean.

The couple, who wed in December 2011, made headlines last month when they revealed their oldest child’s new name, with Rochelle clarifying that the Ava swap was “not about gender”.

She explained: “Last year she asked us to start calling her Elliott and it stuck. She wanted something unique that no one else had.

This article originally appeared on Page Six and has been republished with permission