His real name is Mark Edward Fischbach, but his millions of fans know him as Markiplier (and some might know him as ”the YouTuber with the big bulge“). Back in December, he made a New Year’s resolution to get fit, and exercise an hour every day for a full year.

Now, it’s time to check up on his progress – and what better way than to strip down and take a mirror selfie?

Markiplier selfie

Markiplier is a 27-year-old YouTuber with over 17 million followers. Most of his videos are gaming-related, but occasionally he does things like take a chocolate bath with two guys.

Today, his 5.5 million Instagram followers were treated to this selfie, with a caption explaining why you should never give up –

“Just wanted to say that the New Year is still going strong! Just because we’re 3 months in doesn’t mean that it’s time to “try again next year” if you’ve gotten off track.

I fell off my resolution for a while there but then I recommitted myself to fitness and guitar!”

There’s progress, because when he just started, he wasn’t too happy about it:

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1/365 Hours of Exercise Complete

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And… there’s this:

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Cropped out the bulge this time. You're welcome.

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We’re keeping our fingers crossed for more progress. Keep at it, Markiplier!