5/25/13, hour a night of cardio for 6 months up to that point, binge/restrict type diet, never picked up a weight in my life. EXTREMELY UNHAPPY, 118 lbs. Probably like 26% body fat. what I call “skinny-fat”. I was netting about 600 calories a day here at most.
6/17/2013, just introduced to lifting, struggling with getting away from binge/restrict diet, obsessively counting calories. Still pretty unhappy, had just started my fitblr. 120 lbs
7/24/2013 Pre-bulk, consistent weight lifting with some HIIT. Really seeing results but still not feeling great about the diet/body image. 122 lbs. probably around 24% body fat.
11/19/2013 Post-bulk, 6 weeks into cutting cycle. Strong and happy as fuck. Lifting heavier than half the dudes in my gym. 132 lbs (nearly the heaviest I’ve ever been) and ~20% body fat or less.
Update: 5/05/2013 It’s almost been a year.. I can’t even believe how far I’ve come. I still struggle with body image and fighting the restrictive feelings but regardless, I’m here. 20 lbs heavier, still fitting into all my clothes, and the closest I’ve been to my goals yet.
For my anons asking about gaining weight, I really hope this is convincing enough that lifting can put on weight for the better.