"Spider-Man: No Way Home" star Jacob Batalon likes the man he's become over the past two years… a man who's lost over 100 pounds.
In a chat with Men's Health, Jacob, 25, recalled beginning his weight loss journey at the end of 2019.
"Even when I wasn't doing anything physical, I found myself getting sleepy at work and it was because of all the fat food I was eating," he said. "I felt like I could barely walk upstairs without being out of breath, and this one day I kind of just saw myself without a shirt on and it was just ridiculous."
"I could not believe I let myself get this far. That's what sort of started it all," he added.
The actor, who plays Peter Parker's sidekick, Ned Leeds, in the superhero flick, first hired a personal trainer who put him through 90-minute workouts, six days a week. He also began a vegetarian diet.
He's since lost 112 pounds.
Not only did exercising change his waistline and physical health, it also helped his mental health, especially when the world was locked down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I found a lot of light in the dark in the sense that a lot of people were suffering," he said. "And I was fortunate and lucky enough to have found my health and all those things."
Now, two years into his journey, he loves working out and loves the results.
"I really enjoy getting big quads. I focus on getting a nice-shaped butt. Burpees are something I was introduced to in high school, but I never liked doing them," he said. "When I worked out with my trainer, that's something that we would do constantly. It's his way of torturing me, but in a good way."