AJ McLean has toned up over the previous yr, and he posted earlier than and after photographs on Instagram to show it. In honor of Throwback Thursday, AJ shared a shirtless picture of himself on trip a couple of yr in the past. He in contrast that to 2 new photographs of himself within the health club, the place he’s sporting a noticeably extra ripped physique.
“Thought I’d do some Throwback Thursday vibes,” AJ wrote. “Discovered the pic on the left from a yr in the past on trip and wow it’s superb what a little bit dedication and setting targets can do for an individual. The journey is much from over although. That is just the start! Let’s go! If I can do it so are you able to!!”
Along with his inspiring message, AJ additionally included “sober” and “wholesome life-style” as hashtags, together with “no extra dad bod.” AJ has struggled with habit for the reason that early 2000s, and has been in rehab a number of instances. Nonetheless, he has now been sober for practically three years. AJ was very open about his journey to sobriety throughout his fall 2020 run on Dancing With the Stars, the place he was partnered with Cheryl Burke.
In an interview with Good Morning America that yr, AJ defined that returning dwelling to his household after a visit to Las Vegas is what pushed him to get clear this time round. “My spouse might scent it on my breath,” AJ admitted. “And my youngest of two daughters wouldn’t sit with me.” AJ married his spouse, Rochelle, in 2011. They’ve two daughters — Ava and Lyric — collectively.
“My spouse and I at all times had this settlement which was, if I smelled like alcohol, I wasn’t allowed to play with my youngsters,” AJ informed Folks in 2020. “I couldn’t be round my youngsters. “However what actually hit me was the second my youngest daughter Lyric mentioned to me, ‘You don’t scent like my daddy.’ And when she mentioned that to me, that was it. Sufficient mentioned. I felt disgusting.”