Married At First Sight’s Cam Merchant shows off his incredible fitness transformation: ‘I thought this dad bod was here for life’

Cameron Merchant has undergone an impressive dad bod makeover.

The former Married At First Sight groom shared a before and after photo to his Instagram on Tuesday that showed how far he had come. 

The 40-year-old explained that he had spent a year getting fit and healthy and replaced his spare tire with a six pack.  

‘The goal was simple… Commit to getting stronger everyday,’ he wrote in his caption. 

‘Physically Mentally Emotionally Spiritually. To be honest I thought this dad bod was here for life and I was totally fine with that’.

He continued: ‘But it wasn’t about that, it was for more energy, vibrancy and being stronger and more present for my family and life.

‘Been a wild ride the last 12 months but I made a decision and gave myself permission to Reset, Restart and allow myself to Refocus on all the magic that is possible in this world. 

‘I committed to change, discipline, creating an (at times very uncomfortable) morning routine and gave myself grace along the way when days didn’t go to plan and I had a heap of fun doing it!’

Cameron Merchant (pictured) shared a before and after photo to his Instagram on Tuesday that showed how far he had come in his health kick. The 40-year-old explained that he had spent a year getting fit and replaced his spare tire with a six pack

'The goal was simple... Commit to getting stronger everyday,' he wrote in his caption. Pictured with wife Jules Robinson

‘The goal was simple… Commit to getting stronger everyday,’ he wrote in his caption. Pictured with wife Jules Robinson 

Cam concluded: ‘I have loved the process of what it has brought me and dare say through it I’m addicted and now committed to another level.

‘All I now know is that when you commit and find your reason, anything is possible for you in every aspect of life! So get it whatever it is you want, I’m here to cheer you on every morning, every step, all the way!’

Cam’s famous friends were impressed, including jockey Blake Spriggs who commented: ‘Great effort mate!’

Singer Bonnie Anderson chimed in: ‘Yessss legend! This is epic’ while Ivan Sarakula added, ‘Wise words and message my friend. Nice to see you and your family well’.   

The health kick comes after news that Cameron was struck down by illness during a vacation in Bali. 

The health kick comes after news that Cameron was struck down by illness during a vacation in Bali and ended up on a drip

The health kick comes after news that Cameron was struck down by illness during a vacation in Bali and ended up on a drip

He got a bad case of 'Bali belly' and required a drip to replenish his fluids after being sick for 24 hours

He got a bad case of ‘Bali belly’ and required a drip to replenish his fluids after being sick for 24 hours

He got a bad case of ‘Bali belly’ and required a drip to replenish his fluids after being sick for 24 hours. 

‘Bali belly strikes,’ Cam said in an Instagram Stories post during the trip, which is to attend his best friend’s wedding. 

‘Turn of events, up from 2:30am in a world of hurt and depleted of everything within me…’ 

The former reality star said of his ruined weekend plans: ‘Well this is fun… Not such a moment of joy. 

‘The cold shivers, the shakes , the hot sweats… make up your mind Bali belly, which one is it?

‘One depleted human right here, right now,’ he added. 

Cameron shared another update a day later and said he’d had a ‘rough’ 24 hours but was on the road to recovery, albeit still weak. 

The father-of-one is expecting his second child with wife Jules Robinson, who is due any week now.    

Jules and Cameron fell in love in front of the cameras during series six of MAFS in 2019 before getting married for real in November that year. 

The pair welcomed son Oliver in September 2020 and in March Jules announced she was expecting her second child.

The father-of-one is expecting his second child with wife Jules who is due any week now

The father-of-one is expecting his second child with wife Jules who is due any week now 

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