Been awhile since I posted! But I had a couple concerns. Maybe, I only need a reality check.
I am 6’4". Been reading a lot of information on here and applying it slowly. Ideally my goal has been to reach 210 or so but, for some reason the idea of putting on more weight sounded appealing (just not the fat).
I went on vacation for 3 weeks. Before the vacation started I was about 225. Needless to say, my vacation took me to NY (I live on an island with not many things to indulge in) and I indulged in just about everything.
I ate a lot, my meals got a lot bigger. I cut back where I could and didnt eat anything too greasy nor did I eat a drink hardly any soda. I also, which differs from my island life, hardly drank any alcohol. I went to a full-fledged gym, got a trainer for a week, and probably worked out every 3-4 days while there. Full body but mostly blasting the hell out of my legs.
Now, I have returned from my trip. I weigh 240, but no higher than that. My bodyfat % from my Tanita scale (on Athletic mode, which I was told ot use) is 18% at highest and 16% at lowest.
Yes I do notice some areas a with a little more weight here and there but in general, most people here tell me I dont look like I gained anything in 3 weeks for fat. But I also know nobody gains 15pds of muscle in 3 weeks.
My question is… well… whats the deal? I am a little worried now. I put on 15 pds in 3 weeks. Is that good? Bad? Hell, do you think its mostly fat?! Will it be easier to lose? Should I even freak out or see it as a positive thing? Should I continue to gain or lose weight? How does my 16-1% bodyfat, 6’4" 240 sound like to most of you?
Thanks in advance. Oh yes, finally while in the US I bought supplements - powder, creatine, flax, various things I read on here.