I've been a regular at the gym since early 2008. Mostly because I was bored at home and the fact that I can memorize the TV programmes alarmed the f**k out of me. I wasn't actually surprised I got so into it (the gym, not the TV). But 'getting so into it' doesn't mean I'm getting it right.
I did a lot of stupid things, and wasted a lot of my time going nowhere. I only started flirting with free weights late 2009 and that was only using dumbbells. My flirtation with the barbell only began in June 2010. 2 years after I started exercising regularly.
If I could kick myself in the ass I would for taking such a long time to actually start doing things properly. But better late than never they say.
I think I did pretty okay for someone who started so late. Pic on the left was taken early 2009 after 1 year of hitting the gym regularly. I weighed about 47kg - 48kg at that point. Pic on the right was taken earlier this year (2012) and I weighed about 50kg - 51kg.
After 3 years I only made a gain of 3kg, give or take. But those 3kg look pretty damn good if I say so myself. And it does seem that 50kg is my new normal weight.
I have hit 50kg before but the weight didn't last long and I reverted to my then normal weight of 48kg. I start feeling sluggish even when my weight only increased to 49kg.
The heaviest I have hit was 53kg. Which I achieved this year. But similar to before, I didn't feel good at 53kg. Sure I looked bigger, and I have certainly put on muscle but I felt bloated. I've trimmed down to 50kg and it feels like the ideal weight for me for now.
Let's just hope I never hit 47kg ever again.