I was getting bullied a lot and pushed around because of my size in university, people would not depend on me for more “Manly” tasks which made me feel pretty bad about myself. I wanted to show everyone that I could transform myself and help boost my confidence and self worth.
When I started out, I was very very VERY ignorant. I would work arms out nearly every day. It wasn’t until other guys at the gym started giving me some tips on what exercises worked what that I actually became serious about it. I began to love working out. My routine was 6, sometimes 7 day schedules. I never gave myself adequate time to rest, but due to being new to it, and my body still adjusting to the stresses, I was able to make gains doing it. Now, I do a 5 day split and maintain a somewhat healthy diet, which is the most important aspect of it all; eating healthy.
When I’m at the gym now and see a guy who was in my position when I started out, I never hesitate to go over and ask them about their goals or if they had any questions about exercise/nutrition.
Before at 120 lbs
After at 185 lbs