Shay Mooney could hardly recognize himself after losing more than 50 pounds.
The Dan + Shay superstar reflected on his recent health journey in a new reel on Instagram on Friday (December 2), set to the award-winning country duo’s “One Direction,” which they released on there 12-track album Good Things last year. Mooney included tons of throwback photos and videos in the reel, leading up to more recent snapshots and clips that reflect his transformation.
“It’s weird not recognizing yourself,” Mooney wrote in his caption. “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. I’ve never felt more alive. I’m not looking for mediocrity…let’s go find greatness.”
Mooney, half of the hit-making country duo with Dan Smyers, opened up about his weight loss earlier this year. He wrote in a note on his Instagram story in October: “Thank you guys so much for all your kind words about me lookin healthy. Really mean a lot. Been a little over 5 moths and I believe I’m down almost 50lbs. For those asking: Eating clean/not drinking alcohol and walking 7 miles a day. And some weights. That’s it! I completely changed my lifestyle and I’ve literally never felt better physically, mentally, and spiritually. If you’re lookin for a sign… Love y’all.”
During a recent appearance on the TODAY Show, Mooney said he’s down about 53 or 54 pounds.