He’s rumoured to be planning to swim ten-miles from Europe to Africa to celebrate a year of sobriety.
And on Sunday James Argent took to Instagram to show just how far along he is in turning his life around, as posted a before and after snap of his incredible five stone weight loss.
The former TOWIE star, 32, is shown at an unhealthy weight on the left, as he enjoyed a day on the beach in years gone by.
Progress: James Argent took to Instagram on Sunday to showcase his incredible weight loss with an inspirational before and after snap
The right picture, however, shows Arg looking much trimmer and healthier while on holiday in Spain this summer.
Demonstrating his keenness to improve his health, the Essex native captioned the post: ‘Get Fit or Die Tryin’’.
It is not the first time that Arg has shown off his weight loss.
Back in May, the reality star shared another snap of himself, for which he candidly opened up about his progress in the caption.
Work in Progress: Back in May, the reality star shared another snap of himself, for which he candidly opened up about his progress in the caption
Pulling through: It’s been a tough year for Arg, with him recently admitting that he is a cocaine addict and that he had overdosed twice last year
The TV star penned: ‘Thank you so much everyone for your support, It’s been overwhelming. I’m so lucky to have family, friends and an amazing girlfriend that truly love & care about me. I’m praying for all the suffering addicts out there today.
‘It’s early stages but I’m proud to say I’m nearly 5 months clean/sober and have lost 5 stone in weight. ONWARDS AND UPWARDS’.
It’s been a tough year for Arg, with him recently admitting that he is a cocaine addict and that he had overdosed twice last year before hitting rock bottom over Christmas and calling his friend and former co-star Mark Wright for help.
He checked himself into a 10-week bootcamp at The River rehab facility in Thailand earlier this year where he kicked his habit and lost five stone in the process.
New passion: Arg had time to brush up on his breast-stroke and doggy-paddle when he signed up for Channel 4’s TV show, Sink Or Swim last year
Arg and Gemma also ended their relationship in July after she revealed a string of abusive messages, purportedly sent to her by the TV personality prior to their split.
It’s understood James had made derogatory remarks abut her weight after she suggested that he had bought another woman dinner.
But a source revealed to The Sun earlier in October that Arg has truly turned his life around and has begun training for the Strait of Gibraltar Crossing which spans from Europe to Africa.
They said: ‘It’s a mad thing to undergo, but Arg is at his best with a goal in mind. He’s told mates he’s determined to stay fit and well after a good year of doing so, so he is undertaking this as a challenge to himself.’
The mammoth activity can take over four hours to complete for trained swimmers, and features many hazards including sharks and jellyfish.
The source added: ‘It’s a lot shorter crossing than the English Channel swim, and in warmer waters, but it’ll be more difficult than a few lengths in an Essex leisure centre. He’ll have to train hard to finish it without being eaten by a shark or splatted by a ship.’
Arg had time to brush up on his breast-stroke and doggy-paddle when he signed up for Channel 4’s TV show, Sink Or Swim, last year.
However, the charity cross-Channel swim for Stand Up To Cancer was cancelled due to bad weather.
Challenge: The former TOWIE star, 32, who split from Gemma Collins earlier this year (pictured in 2019) has been turning his life around
Source: Daily Mail