Well i have been working out for about 2 years. I weighed 140 pounds at 17 when i started, about 3 months ago i hit 195 at age 19, i have a amazingly fast matabolism so it was difficult for me to gain so easily. Anyways, i graduated from school and went to a senior trip in mexico for 8 days, i did lots of drinking and partying, since i have got back (4 weeks ago) i havnt been to the gym once, or eaten 1 protein shake, i have consumed a fair amount of junk food and soda etc., i have lost pretty much everything i have worked so hard for these past years, all the money and time and pain - pointless. I am not sure what i weigh now but i know its knowwhere near what i worked up to, and i can tell from the way i look that i have lost mass as well. Tomarrow i am starting over, i was accualy thinking of quitting all together, but im not gonna go out like that, i was talking to one of my good friends and he was explaining to me that your body is the best investment you can make, people can take your car, your house, your money, but they cant take your body from you. This made since to me and i slept on that idea. Now i am coming back tomarrow, im gonna prove it to my family and my friends that i am not a failure, and i will keep going, no matter what it costs. hopefully anyone that has gone through this fase will get something out of my experience, just wanted to share that with you guys, feels good to get it off my chest and start over.
"He who falls on his face is atleast moving forward"
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People can't, but disease and injury can take your bodypeople can take your car, your house, your money, but they cant take your body from you.
anyways good luck with the training. Keep us updated.
Go back hard, man.
Never give up. Never give in.
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I hear you bro... first off, I had to go six weeks without training and eating right and I felt the same way you do inregards to the muscle loss. However, there is good news.
1. Muscle Memory, it will be MUCH MUCH easier to get back to where you were size/mass-wise than if you were just starting training for the 1st time ever. I've even heard studies that say you can regain the mass 66% faster once your body has been at that peak.
2. That is life, everyone has set backs... Just know that there is alot more to life than training and eating, it took me a long timeto learn that and I hope you know that now. Train hard now, not for everyone else, but for you... in a matter of weeks you can/will be wondering why you were so discouraged about this.
Good luck bro
much easier to regain
take in more protein then you normally do as there is the potential for rapid re-growth
not to worry dude
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