“I’ve Been Really Kicking A**” – Jelly Roll Has Lost 70 Pounds As He Prepares For 5K Next Month

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Jelly Roll, whose real name is Jason Bradley DeFord, is sticking to his commitment to participate in a 5K next month.

The rapper-turned-country-artist has not only been working hard with his music career, he’s also been actively trying to lose weight for the betterment of his health. Jelly Roll is reportedly working with renowned bio hacker Gary Brecka, who set a goal to help the country star drop 250 pounds in 14 months.

And it seems like for every 10 pounds or so he loses, he gains a trophy from some sort of music award show. Jelly Roll just recently cleaned up at the CMT Awards, where he took some hardware for male video of the year, video of the year, and CMT performance of the year. That surely helps to keep the motivation levels behind exercising up, especially for someone who has admitted to having weight problems in the past. Jelly Roll himself has said that in 2015, he weighed in at over 500 pounds.

The “Halfway To Hell” singer wanted to become more fit, and one of the goals he set not too long ago was to participate in and finish an upcoming 2 Bears 5K charity run, which is hosted by comedians Tom Segura and Bert Kreischer (the minds behind “where are the bodies Garth?”).

Jelly Roll wanted to make sure he was prepared for the event, and told People that he was taking his training very seriously:

“I’m probably down 70-something pounds. 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.”

70 pounds is a huge deal, and definitely deserves the “ass-kicking” title. He went on to say that he doesn’t plan on “running” in the event, but will rather keep it at a “brisk walk” speed.

Jelly Roll admitted that he’s already feeling a huge difference in his life, even though he still wants to lose even more weight:

“I feel really good. I was thinking, I plan on losing another 100, 100-and-something (pounds). 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.”

When the day of the race comes on May 7th, Jelly Roll will just have to make it 3.1 miles. With all of the work that he’s put in on the front end, that shouldn’t be a problem at all. Especially since he was this fired up about the 5K back in January:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock