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Jelly Roll Has Dropped 70 Pounds While Training For Upcoming 5K: ‘I Feel Really Good’

While many people’s New Year’s resolutions to hit the gym more often have long since fallen by the wayside, Jelly Roll seems to be sticking to his commitment. Speaking to People magazine, the “Son of a Sinner” singer — who in 2018 shared that he weighed more than 500 pounds in 2015 — said his training for an upcoming charity run has resulted in some serious weight loss.

“I’m probably down 70-something pounds,” the 39-year-old star told the magazine. “I’ve been really kicking ass, man. I’m doing two to three miles a day, four to six days a week. I’m doing 20 to 30 minutes in the sauna, six minutes in a cold plunge every day. I’m eating healthy right now.”

The hardcore training is taking place as Jelly is gearing up to participate in comedians Bert Kreischer and Tom Segura’s May 7 2 Bears 5K run at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The event presented by Netflix is a Joke Fest and Por Osos has given Jelly Roll something to work towards and he said he’s very happy with the progress he’s made. “I feel really good. I was thinking, I plan on losing another 100, 100-and-something [pounds],” he said. “If I feel this good down this weight, man, I can only imagine what I’m going to feel like by the time I go on tour.”

Back in January, Jelly posted a video of his daily training walks and his challenge to himself to do the 5K. “I’m ready to go,” he said at the time. A month later, he spoke to People and said he wasn’t trying to out-run anyone, just do the best he can. “I don’t know if ‘running’ is going to be the word, but I’m definitely going to get the 3.1 miles done — probably a brisk power walk,” he said. “My goal is to be able to do a 15-minute mile.”

He noted at the time that his beloved wife, Bunnie Xo, would likely be there to support him, but not walk alongside because they move at a different pace. “Poor thing, she’d have to walk so slow compared to how fast she does 3.1 miles,” he joked. “For me, a 15-minute mile, [I’m] going to be huffing it a little bit. For Bunnie, a 15-minute mile is her sauntering.”

The singer who recently won three iHeartRadio Music Awards — along with snagging four nominations at the upcoming May 16 ACM Awards — is slated to kick off his Beautifully Broken headlining tour with Warren Zeiders and Alexandra Kay beginning on August 27 at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City. Before that, he will take to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Tuesday (April 16) for a gig with Kelsea Ballerini, Terri Clark and Rhonda Vincent.

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