I've been working outside for the past 6 months (and I have 1 more month to go) and I've lost a lot of weight and strength. I've been working in bush doing soil sampling where we basically hike, at a very slow pace, and dig small holes all day. I haven't had access to a gym because of where I have been living. Anyways, as a result of all this, I've become quite skinny and weak.
I'm going back to a new university this fall with a very light course load which will leave me a lot of free time. I want to get back into shape badly. I won't know very many people at this school and I'll be living off-campus so I plan on getting involved in a lot of different sports and activities. Some of these will probably be counter-productive to gaining weight but I think I've set a fairly realistic goal for myself.
I'm about 5'9 tall and would like to get up to 170 lbs. I weigh around 150 lbs right now. I'm going to start my workout routine in September when I go back to school and I would like to have reached my goal by April 2007 when the school year is done. That works out to about 2.5 lbs a month. I think that should be possible but I'm not sure.
I don't have a very big appetite so I don't want to shock my body at the start. I want to start off eating around 3000 cals a day and see where that takes me. I figure I can adjust as needed. I'll be living off-campus and cooking all my own meals so eating the right foods and eating healthy won't be a problem at all. I already eat really healthy, I just don't eat nearly enough.
So, what do you guys think? Is this possible?
What routine should I be looking at? I've lifted a lot in the past before and I've never had good luck with a WBB1 style of routine. I have trouble pushing myself really hard so I find I need a bit more volume. I've always had the best luck working every muscle twice a week.