Michael Weatherly and his weight loss have prompted the “NCIS” star to share how he lost 35 pounds and why. Even before his weight loss, Weatherly was already a handsome man who drew in many fans to the CBS show “NCIS.” But as Closer Weekly reports on Sept. 23, Michael says that he was inspired and encouraged by his loved ones and other members of “NCIS” to do something good for himself and to lose some pounds.
At the age of 46, Michael is well aware that looking good is not enough – feeling good is what makes all the difference. It almost sounds like a line Michael’s character on “NCIS,” Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo, might throw at Timothy “Tim” McGee.
Unlike the overly self-confident “NCIS” character of Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo, Michael says that the reason for losing the weight was also for his family. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to make my family proud!” he says.
As to how he was able to lose the weight in just four months, Michael Weatherly says that having the right motivation and working out with a friend made all the difference. “I learned that if you say you’re meeting someone at 8 a.m. on a Sunday, you have to show up.”
Michael and his wife of almost five years, Bojana Janković, live together with their two children and their two German Shepherd dogs in Los Angeles. Being so close to the Pacific Ocean, Michael used swimming in the ocean as one of his means to lose weight. “My friend and I have been swimming in the Pacific every weekend [since early May], and I lost 35 pounds!” says Michael.
On Sept. 14, he and Teri Hatcher, along with 3,000 other participants, swam, biked, and completed a total of 22.5 miles during the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. The event raised more than $1,350,000 for the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. On his Twitter page, Michael is receiving a lot of praise for participating in the event and about his weight loss. “Good job man!!!! Proud of you! Lookin hella fine too.”
Besides the weight loss, “NCIS” star Michael Weatherly finds a few more benefits in exercising. In 2012, he said in an interview that “I started running around my 30th birthday. I wanted to lose weight; I didn’t anticipate the serenity. Being in motion, suddenly my body was busy and so my head could work out some issues I had swept under a carpet of wine and cheese. Good therapy, that’s a good run. And I like to sweat. It’s better than being cold. I like hot countries. I like endorphins. But I don’t want to jump out of a plane or take karate or mixed martial arts.”