I'll admit that since i've been off of gear my motivation has gone down. Since the motivation went down, so did all my "good" habits. I managed to maintain a lean 178lbs up until this past summer. I would say August was when I slowed my eating and my workouts dropped from 5-6 days a week to 3 days a week. Not that this is an excuse, but I bought a house and got engaged so I got wrapped up in furnishing the house and hence, majority of my paychecks went to the furnishings. But alas, I just got a raise which will help me pay for the food that I need to grow. Good quality food costs good money.
I know once i'm back on a cycle, i'm going to change my habits again. Knowing I may do another cycle, i'm starting to clean up my diet and rebuild a foundation before I start the cycle (if I do).
I do have an ectomorph body which makes staying lean pretty easy but the only bad thing is, I lose weight easily.
As far as my plan goes, I know it sounds like it isn't thought out, but I'm aware of the foundation I need to rebuild before cycling again. That's also one of the reasons why I plan on starting in February (as long as I can still get my lady pregnant).