Hello everyone from the glorious T-Nation. I have been a longtime fan and a year or so member of T-Nation. I started my journey here at 130 and at my peak got to 172 in a matter of a year. last winter I felt with some skin disease which was Hereditary and had completely stopped lifting and eating.
I dropped down to 145 and Now am back to about 159 or so But have the skinny fat look. It's hard to calm myself an ectomorph based on my metabolism because I'm not lean or ever got lean easily. My frame would classify me as Maybe ecto in terms of shoulder width But I'm not very lanky.
Anyways my will and motivation to train lacked with the illness and my first year of college now over also stressed me. My drive to eat and train are gone but I'm trying to force feed and drag my ass in and really find myself again. My diet is looking like the following:
1 lb of 85-15 Ground beef with 8oz of pasta split in 2 meals
8oz tuna and 4 oz of rice 2 meals
and 1 pre shake 1 post shake and 1 casein shake
2 cup oatmeal fixed with a scoop of whey and a Banana
This usually put me over my 160g of protein
Advice for maybe leaning out or clean bulking? My cardio is non existent now and I really will also try to work on that As i train.
My strength isn't spectacular either anymore but then again I'm more focused on my contractions and growth than powerlifting.
Thank you T-Nation members for the support.
P.S.= Before my illness I was going on cycle and this hit me right before I went on it so I will not be going on anything until I feel confident and put on a good size and weight naturally. Doctor (Also a good friend) said the cycle won't hinder my health in relation to my disease that shouldn't be an issue anymore. Anyways thank you