Former athletes waiting to retire to get in shape continues to be the theme in 2020, but this timer around, one guy was paid to be a big guy.
Former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Marshal Yanda weighed 312 pounds when he walked off the field for the final time in January.
Rather than sitting on his couch and enjoying retirement, the 35-year-old has been putting in the work and he is now 60 pounds lighter.
Yanda implemented a new exercise routine and diet in retirement and clocked in at 245 pounds.
“I actually have a chin line,” Yanda said, via ESPN. “I like to feel the wind on my chin and my face. It’s nice to have a change.”
He now eats just 2,200 calories a day, which is down from 6,000, and he also rides 45 minutes on a stationary bike a day and goes on four mile walks with his wife and young children about five times a week.
Once a week he cheats and eats cheeseburgers, ribs, pulled pork and more.
“When cheat day comes, just get out of my way,” Yanda said, via ESPN.
“Now, the problem is I eat too much and I’m so damn uncomfortable. My stomach is all in knots.”
The eight-time Pro Bowler doesn’t plan on shedding any more weight, as he is perfectly content with his weight right now.