Aside from being blurry, I don’t look too different from my last picture. I have actually gotten leaner and more muscular. And paler, cause I haven’t been in the sun…
Weight: 155 pounds (already started gaining - 3 pounds!)
Back to bulking. I’ve raised my caloric intake to 3,000 calories, aiming for 250g - 300g of protein while keeping my fat under 50g. Weight training 4 times a week.
I’ll be gaining more weight over the next month or so. So I should look substantially bigger in my next progress photo. After I’ve gained a decent amount of muscle, I’ll cut back and focus on toning. I hoping that I’ll have better gains in lean muscle now that I’m more knowledgeable about nutrition.
Also - there’s a progress picture missing, from when I was at my lowest weight of 152.Sep112011
Q:Hey, saw you on a before and after tumblr page. Amazing its like your body fat converted to muscle. I am 21 f. weigh 220. uhh. I feel I need rehab or something. Okay question? Where are you from ,Don't mean to make assumptions but you look arabic?& I think my problem is commitments of long periods its like after day 1 I just want to eat things that taste good because in my mind they feel good. Anyway your weightloss wasnt dramatic But very defined. Give me advice to stay in it for the long hall-asked by central-elegance-agency-deactiv
Haha, you don’t need rehab. I think one of the biggest problems with fitness and weight management is that a lot of people will try extremely drastic and ridiculous diets. But getting in shape is a very practical lifestyle shift.
Remember that it’s all simple math. What you eat - what you burn = net loss/gain Try using MyFitness Pal. It can help you calculate what you need to be eating per day to get the goal that you want. If you just log everything you eat and count the calories, you will definitely lose the weight. After you use it for a while, you’ll get a better idea about how you should be eating. It’s crazy to find out the nutritional values of some things. There are a lot of tasty things that are healthy and low-calorie. I thought it was really fun to use. My sn on there is theDomenick.
I also recommend you work out 4-5 times a week, doing cardio and some weight training. Walking or jogging isn’t really going to get you as far as weight training when it comes to burning calories. Take baby steps but eventually use enough weight so that…you’re in pain…basically… Consult the people that work at your gym. They can help you get familiar with using weights. Swimming also is good for burning calories; swim a few laps.
Make goals AND take progress pictures. I know that kept me motivated for sure. It’s okay that you look awful in your first one, that’s the point. I think the goals you’ve set so far are great, and it looks like you’re doing fine staying on track. Just keep it up! I think pictures really help you see how far you’ve come and help you stay motivated. Also, You reminded me that it’s about time I log my own progress haha. Thanks!
I answered a similar question a while back, and you can look at all my training posts here. I’m so glad you’re following me. I hope I help you stay motivated; you know you can get to be as healthy as you want to be.Sep112011
STOMACH IS ANGRY.Sep062011
I met my protein goal today!Sep022011
Q:Are you hairy?-asked by Anonymous
Haha um…yeah, why?Aug072011
I sometimes wish I was more of an ectomorph. But when I really size things up, being a mesomorph with endormorphic qualities is alright.
An ectomorph is a typical skinny guy. Ecto’s have a light build with small joints and lean muscle. Usually ectomorph’s have long thin limbs with stringy muscles. Shoulders tend to be thin with little width.
Typical traits of an ectomorph:
- Small “delicate” frame and bone structure
- Classic “hardgainer”
- Flat chest
- Small shoulders
- Lean muscle mass
- Finds it hard to gain weight
- Fast metabolism
Ectomorphs find it very hard to gain weight. They have a fast metabolism which burns up calories very quickly. Ecto’s need a huge amount of calories in order to gain weight. Workouts should be short and intense focusing on big muscle groups. Supplements are definitely recommended. Ectomorphs should eat before bed to prevent muscle catabolism during the night. Generally, ectomorphs can lose fat very easily which makes cutting back to lean muscle easy for them.
A mesomorph has a large bone structure, large muscles and a naturally athletic physique. Mesomorphs are the best body type for bodybuilding. They find it quite easy to gain and lose weight. They are naturally strong which is the perfect platform for building muscle.
Typical traits on a Mesomorph:
- Hard body with well defined muscles
- Rectangular shaped body
- Gains muscle easily
- Gains fat more easily than ectomorphs
The mesomorph body type responds the best to weight training. Gains are usually seen very quickly, especially for beginners. The downside to mesomorphs is they gain fat more easily than ectomorphs. This means they must watch their calorie intake. Usually a combination of weight training and cardio works best for mesomorphs.
The endomorph body type is solid and generally soft. Endomorphs gain fat very easily. Endo’s are usually of a shorter build with thick arms and legs. Muscles are strong, especially the upper legs. Endomorphs find they are naturally strong in leg exercises like the squat.
Typical traits of an Endomorph:
- Soft and round body
- Gains muscle and fat very easily
- Is generally short and “stocky”
- Round physique
- Finds it hard to lose fat
- Slow metabolism