Teen Mom OG's Tyler Baltierra is definitely starting to look like his OG self! The reality star and father to Novalee Reign showed off his impressive abs in a new selfie he posted to Instagram.
"Hard work is paying off! It’s been 6 months since completely changing my eating habits," the reality star wrote, adding that he's dropped 40 pounds. "Now it’s time to cut it all up with these workouts, BOOM!" he added.
Baltierra, who is married to high school sweetheart Catelynn Lowell, has been documenting his weight loss and healthy eating journey for a few months now. Back in February the Teen Mom OG star began posting before and after pictures, sharing his weight loss with fans.
Today marks 8 weeks from when I made the decision to make a lifestyle change. I started caring more about what kind of food I put in my body & most of all, I wanted to challenge & prove to myself that I can do it! Today I’m 35lbs down & It has ALSO been 2 years & 26 days since I QUIT SMOKING CIGARETTES & I feel FANTASTIC! I’m crushing these personal goals & loving the rewards that come with it! #Motivated #IDontBowDown #IAmMyOnlyCompetition
Self care has been an important storyline in Baltierra and Lowell's storyline this past year. Lowell checked herself in to rehab for the third time after she miscarried during last season. She admitted to having suicidal thoughts and sought treatment to help work on her mental health, with Baltierra supporting her every step of the way.
Baltierra admitted that dealing with his wife's treatment as well as his own father's admission to rehab for substance abuse took a toll on himself and his own mental health. It seems his committment to becoming leaner and healthier is a way that he is able to focus on himself, and it's definitely paying off!
Back in January the reality star tweeted to his fans that he's simply been working on eating better to help really kick start his weight loss.
“I’m not really ‘on a diet’ I just started caring more deeply about what I was putting in my body,” the reality star tweeted in January. “To jumpstart the weight loss, I cut out carbs (besides toast in the a.m.) filled up on fruit, smoked fish, & vegetables for lunch & ate lean meats, vegetables & salad for dinner.”
After opening up about his own struggles with depression, Baltierra, who has a very loyal fan base who have followed he and Lowell's story since they first appeared on MTV's 16 and Pregnant, received an outpouring of support from fans.
The positive vibes are definitely working and he and Lowell are looking happier than ever. Good for Baltierra for adopting a healthier lifestyle. We're sure that fans will get to watch his weight loss and healthy lifestyle journey on the next season of Teen Mom OG.