As a kid I was always pretty skinny. I was athletic (but did need to do some early work to become athletic as well), but wasn’t very big. I did grow to be relatively tall (6’1 or 184cm), but even at the beginning of university I was weighting around 70kg (155 pounds). This is not a lot relative to my height. Usually the rule for ideal weight is your height in cm minus 100 (so for me this would be 184-100=84, so 84 kg). So at university I decided to do something about it. I managed to get up to around 77kg to 79kg (170 to 175 pounds). This is the weight I hovered around for a few years. Then after a few years I decided that I wanted to bulk up and got up to around 85 or 86kg (around 190 pounds). This year unfortunately I tore my ACL and needed to get surgery and during this process I lost a lot of weight and muscle. As I am writing this, I am about a month after the surgery and am rehabbing, strengthening the knee and the quadriceps muscle and teaching myself how to basically walk again. After I get further in the process, I will try to again to bulk up. I am writing this blog as a way to keep myself focused and also to gather some information in order to help me. I will try to share some things that I learn in the process and maybe help some other people who are thinking of gaining weight, gaining muscle and living a healthy active lifestyle.

I will also try to post some stuff on how to overcome adversity and live life to the fullest! In order to enjoy what you are doing, you need to find priorities in life. We cannot do everything unfortunately. What are yours?

Some future articles I plan to post:

Time Management: How to manage your time effectively (so that you stop making excuses and hit the gym and do other things too)

Everybody wants to be a ninja!

Overcoming adversity and obstacles

How to set priorities and achieving them

Get off your ass and hit the gym!

Live life to the fullest!

Don’t be lazy!

Stop being skinny! or skinny-fat!

No excuse for being fat

Are you an office rat?

Don’t live to work, but work to live!

Get the body you always wanted

How to gain weight fast

Differences between yoga and tai chi

Tips to gain weight

What to eat to gain weight

Healthy ways to gain weight

How many calories do you need to gain weight?

How to gain muscle

How to keep it real in the gym! Challenge yourself and try to be better every time you come

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