Tyler Baltierra can testify that hard work pays off.
Six months ago, the Teen Mom OG star changed his eating habits and has since lost 18 kgs. To document his weight loss and fit physique, the father of two snapped a shirtless selfie, which he shared on Instagram Saturday.
“Hard work is paying off!” wrote Baltierra, 26.
“It’s been 6 months since completely changing my eating habits, I dropped 18kgs & now it’s time to cut it all up with these workouts, BOOM! 👊🏻😏💪🏻😜” he continued.
The reality star added the hashtags, “#CrushingThesePersonalGoals #ItFeelsGreat.”
At the end of January, Baltierra tweeted his excitement about losing 14kgs. in almost eight weeks.
“The cool thing is, I’m actually learning how to cook pretty decent now! Almost been 8 weeks since I made the decision to eat healthier & I’m down about 14kgs & I FEEL GREAT! #Motivated,” he tweeted.
When a fan asked what diet he was on, he tweeted back, “I’m not really ‘on a diet’ I just started caring more deeply about what I was putting in my body.”
Baltierra continued with a few health tips on how to eat healthy, writing, “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.”
This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.