Member of the Backstreet Boys AJ McLean shares her body transformation following her decision to get sober.
McLean recently shared before and after photos of her body on Instagram, reflecting on her journey to quitting drugs and alcohol.
“Thought I’d do a little throwback on Thursday,” McLean wrote. “[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. However, the journey is far from over. This is just the beginning! Let’s go! If I can do it, so can you!! he said, adding the hashtags #healthylifestyle #sober and #nomoredadbod.
The first photo shows McLean on the beach wearing a hat, sunglasses and brightly colored swim trucks. In the other two photos, a visibly slimmer McLean can be seen standing shirtless in a gym as he takes selfies in the mirror.
McLean will celebrate three years of sobriety in December, AND Canada reported. McLean previously hinted at a possible health journey during a 2019 conversation with the outlet.
“Becoming a father changes everything. For some people, they go the other way – grow up first, then have children. But I dove in head first and I love being a dad.
“[Addiction] forced me to look within, which I think is what a lot of people who haven’t fully matured yet lack,” he continued. “It’s something I’ve struggled with for years. I put my family first, then my job, then somewhere down the line is me.
“I’m slowly learning…that it’s okay to put myself first, because if I’m not happy and healthy, how can I be the father and the husband that I really know that I am and want to become even better? “If I am not happy or healthy, all other things will eventually go away.
By appearing on The Tamron Hall Show in 2020, McLean revealed how a comment from his daughter Lyric prompted him to pursue sobriety. McLean explained how his daughter, who was only three at the time, told him, “You don’t smell like my daddy,” according to Billboard.
“That was it,” McLean said. “There is no bottom in my world of your own child telling you that you don’t smell like his father.”
McLean said regular virtual AA meetings had a positive impact on his sobriety during a July 2022 conversation with USA today.
Additionally, McLean recently released the music video for his latest single “Smoke,” which you can watch HERE.
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