Former Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is proof that hard work pays off when it comes to diet, exercise and massive amounts of steroids.
Just kidding about the last part. Probably. His beefy build and fiery temper definitely made you wonder at times, but that's neither here nor there.
The 28-year-old reality star didn't just put on weight by sitting around. He recently revealed that his muscles had atrophied since falling ill in 2013.
However, he definitely didn't help his own cause. After posting a before-and-after photo taken in the span of a month, Ortiz-Magro told his Instagram fans:
"I really let myself go after I got sick last year. It's been a long road. I am nowhere near where I want to be shape wise, but I feel better than I ever did."
The Bronx native was hospitalized with kidney stones last year. It got so bad, he told his Twitter fans, that he couldn't even keep food down for a time.