Teen Mom OG star Tyler Baltierra has shown off his insane weight loss in recent weeks, but he's been working to do more than just shed some pounds.
He's working hard to tone his body and regain his abs. And, as you can see below, it is clearly working.
There's a fine line between sharing your body transformation progress and posting a thirst trap, and Tyler may have just crossed it.
It's not #TransformationThursday yet, but clearly Tyler Baltierra was happy to share his extraordinary progress with his fans and followers.
"Five months ago, I was 208" pounds, Tyler Baltierra shares in the caption of the photo that he shared with Snapchat followers.
208 can be a lot or a little, depending upon your height and build. At only 5-foot-11, he was feeling a little to large at that size.
"... Today?" he continues. "163! #BOOM."
That's a 45 pound weight loss in only 5 months. That's 9 pounds a month! And just look at the results:
Like we said, he isn't just walking the line between a fitness pic and a thirst trap. He crossed it.
But why shouldn't he? He's really transformed his look this year.
His pecs and abs are looking top notch. His hard work is obviously paying off, and he has every right to flaunt the results to the world.
This is a great reminder that all of this is about more than just shedding some unwanted pounds.
Tyler has detailed his mental health struggles online. He's also sharing his efforts to improve his physical health.
Beside the side-by-side ab pics below, Tyler writes: "1 month before (LEFT) & after! (RIGHT)"
"Finally making some progress on this goal of mine," he proudly shares with his fans and followers.
"I think It’s important to document your journey," Tyler says. "Even if you don’t ever decide to share it."
For some people pursuing weight loss, the photos at the start of their efforts aren't the sort that they would ever want to share. That's fine.
But Tyler explains why it's important to keep a personal photo journal.
What he's describing here is what fitness folks refer to as personal accountability photos. Some share them daily.
"Because the days you don’t feel like putting in the work because either you don’t feel like you’re seeing results or you’re just feeling lazy as hell," Tyler explains.
He continues, saying that: "those are the days those pics come in handy to motivate & prove to yourself what you are doing & why!"
"40lbs down & only 2 months of consistently working out...BOOM!" he announces.
And that's up to 45, now.
"For once in my life," Tyler says. "I’m actually pumped & pretty proud of myself!"
He has a lot of reason to be proud!
Unfortunately, some naysayers are already claiming that all of this body-sculpting is going to lead Tyler Baltierra to leave Catelynn Lowell.
They say that Catelynn might enjoy Tyler's new body now, but that we're only a few months away from news of a separation.
Though working out can be a red flag for an affair or an impending breakup, it can also just mean that someone wants to improve their health or self esteem.
And while it's true that one partner suddenly changing their lifestyle can lead to a split, that doesn't mean that it always happens.
Tyler and Catelynn have been together since they were twelve years old. It's hard to imagine that some abs, however nice, are going to break them up.
Besides, as we said, Catelynn really likes what Tyler's done with himself.