I’m new to this forum, been reading some stuff on here and decided to upload a picture of my 1 year transformation as I’m still not sure where to go from here.
So two years ago I got diagnosed with late stage neurological Lyme disease which messed up my joints, and caused all sorts of psychological issues. Depression, anxiety, paranoia and ended up in a psychosis. I got heavy antibiotic treatment in February 2016, and I seem to have fully recovered. In the beginning of august last year I decided to get my life back on track and felt weightlifting was the best therapy for my body but mostly my mind. I cannot explain how much it has helped me the past year.
Anyway, so I’ve been doing intermittent fasting since the start (first meal around 3pm, last meal 10pm) with a short clean bulk every two months or so (2 week bulk). I train relatively heavy, with super sets, drop sets etc. my diet consists of whole foods (mostly organic), I cut out most sugar from my diet and I eat much smaller amounts of carbs than I used to. For the rest I take a protein shake after my workout, and a black coffee before my workout. That’s pretty much it. I worked out 6 days a week the first 5 months, now it’s down to 4.
The picture on the left I weighed 78kg (172lbs) with a body fat percentage of around 20%, the picture on the right was two days ago, there my weight was 69kg (152lbs) with a body fat percentage of around 10%, maybe a little less but haven’t found a very accurate way of measuring it.
So my question is, I’ve kind of reached my 1 year goal (wanted to be 70kg), but I need a new goal for the coming year. I want to gain around 5 to 7 kilos (11 - 15.5 lbs) of muscle mass in the next year, but people I have spoken to have said that I would look ridiculously out of proportion for my height at that weight. What do you guys think?