It takes a lot of determination to power through stages of failure and frustration. For me, the last year has been a struggle to stay on the path towards good health and a hot bod.
Honestly, I've gained roughly twenty pounds. Some of it is muscle sure enough, but a bulk of it is excess fat that comes back oh...so...easily.
I'm currently sitting at around 194 pounds. It's tough looking at that number when I was 170 half a year ago. It's so easy to blame my shitty metabolism, hormones and genetics (which to be fair do play a significant role in my weight gain), but ultimately it comes down to my lifestyle choices.
Nowadays, one careless binge can erase a week, or sometimes, two weeks of progress. I can't afford to take days off anymore. It's just not worth the time, the sweat, and the pure brutal work that I have to put in to make up for stupid stupid mistakes.
Perfection is no longer something to strive for; it is a must if I want to really push downwards to my ultimate goal of 10% body fat. I've just got to nut up and do what it takes to get this done, and get it done fast.
I'm currently on day 3 of the Paleo Diet. Basically, you eat only lean meats, veggies, and a moderate amount of fruits. It's a semi low-carb diet that is easier on the carb cravings because you still get to eat fruit. So far, I feel pretty good on it...Well, a hell of a lot better than I did on keto.
It pisses me off that some people don't need to do jack shit to stay lean and thin, and that I have to work about a million times harder to even come close. But life isn't fair, and this was the body I was given, so I've just got to work with what I've got and stay positive.