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M/24/5'10" Weight Journey: From 115 Lbs to 155 Lbs in 5 Years

Read about one Reddit user's weight journey over the past 5 years, from the end of high school until now, with some inconsistencies along the way.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 5'10" male showing a weight gain from 115 pounds to 155 pounds. A total gain of 40 pounds.
M/24/5'10" [115 Lbs to 155 lbs] (5 years) End of high school to now. Been a little inconsistent for a couple years, but getting back to it.
Originally posted on /r/progresspics

The Start of the Journey

At the end of high school, this Reddit user weighed only 115 lbs. Over the course of the next 5 years, they were able to increase their weight to 155 lbs. This was not an easy journey, as they described being inconsistent at times.

Struggle with Consistency

Despite some inconsistencies, this Reddit user has continued pushing forward in their weight journey. They shared that their weight would fluctuate throughout the years, but they made sure to keep themselves accountable and get back on track when they veered off course. Consistency is key in any weight journey and it can be difficult to maintain, but pushing through the tough times is essential for achieving goals.

Finding the Right Fit

One of the ways this Reddit user has maintained consistency is by finding the right workout routine that works for them. They shared that they experimented with different workout plans, such as StrongLifts 5x5, Starting Strength, and 5/3/1. Eventually, they were able to find a routine that suited their needs and goals, making it easier to stick to consistently.

Nutrition is Key

Along with a consistent workout routine, proper nutrition is also crucial for a successful weight journey. This Reddit user shared that they were able to gain weight by eating in a caloric surplus and focusing on getting enough protein. They also stressed the importance of not depriving oneself of certain foods or treats, as that can lead to discouragement and eventual abandoning of the weight journey altogether. It's about finding a balance and listening to one's body.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, this Reddit user's weight journey is a testament to the power of consistency and determination. While it may not be easy, pushing through tough times and finding the right workout routine and nutrition plan can lead to achieving weight goals. Each person's journey is unique, and it takes trial and error to figure out what works best for oneself. But by taking inspiration from others' journeys and trying things out for oneself, any weight goal is achievable.

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