Shay Mooney, one-half of the popular country music duo Dan + Shay, started off 2023 with a bang. The 31-year-old singer took to Instagram to share a side-by-side before-and-after photo, showcasing his impressive 50-pound weight loss.
“Consistency. I changed my entire world in 6 months. No gimmicks or fads. Just consistency,” he wrote in the caption. “If that tired guy on the left can do it so can you.”
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The before photo saw Mooney standing in front of a mirror wearing only a pair of black Calvin Klein boxer briefs, while the after photo showed off his newly toned body in a pair of gym shorts.
His fellow country music stars were quick to respond, praising the singer for his impressive transformation. Carrie Underwood wrote, “You should be proud!” while Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line commented, “Freaking gettin it dude!” and Cole Swindell simply added, “Hell yeah brother.”
Dan Smyers, Mooney’s bandmate, praised his friend saying, “Love you brother. I’m so proud of you I could cry. In fact, I just might after watching this. Truly makes me so happy to see all your hard work paying off, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally too. Inspires me and everyone else around to become better versions of ourselves. The best is yet to come my friend. ❤️❤️❤️”
In a post from December, Mooney opened up about his motivation for losing the weight, saying, “I got to a place mentally and physically that I will never go again. It matters what we eat. It matters who you spend your time with. It matters what you choose to spend your time on. I’m so thankful for the people in my life that helped me make a change. No one forced me into this. I wanted to change my life for me.”
He also shared the methods he used to shed the pounds, which included “eating clean/not drinking alcohol and walking 7 miles a day,” as well as incorporating “some weights” into his routine.
Mooney and his wife, Hannah Billingsley, share two sons, Asher and Ames, with a third child on the way.
— Shay Mooney (@ShayMooney) November 21, 2022