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From 125Lbs to 135Lbs How This Female Redditor Gained 10 Pounds with Hard Work

Read about a female Redditor's 12-month journey from 125lbs to 135lbs through hard work and dedication.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'6" woman showing a muscle gain from 125 pounds to 135 pounds. A total gain of 10 pounds.
F/19/5'6" [125lbs > 135 lbs = 10 lbs] (12 months) hard work pays off 💪
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Achieving a healthy weight can be a difficult journey but perseverance and consistency can pay off. One female Redditor shares her weight gain journey over 12 months, showing that slow and steady progress can lead to success.

The Journey

The Redditor, a 19-year-old female measuring at 5'6", started her journey at 125lbs. Over the course of 12 months, she gradually increased her weight to 135lbs by consistently working out and increasing her caloric intake. She credits her success to tracking her calories, which allowed her to see where she needed to adjust her diet.

The Importance of Strength Training

While the Redditor tried many different exercises, she found that strength training was the most beneficial for her weight gain journey. Lifting weights helped her build muscle mass, which in turn helped her increase her overall weight. She also notes that strength training made her feel stronger and more confident in her body.

The Role of Patience

The Redditor emphasizes the importance of patience in achieving her progress. She acknowledges that the process of gaining weight and building muscle took a lot of time and hard work. Patience and consistency helped her stay on track and ultimately reach her goal.


The Redditor's weight gain journey shows that with hard work, consistency, and patience, anyone can achieve their fitness goals. Tracking caloric intake and incorporating strength training can be effective methods for weight gain. It's important to remember that progress takes time, but slow and steady progress can lead to success.

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