I’ve always been fairly active, but it wasn’t until about three years ago that I decided to take my overall health and fitness level more seriously. I started hitting the weights, tracking nutrition, managing stress, and worked toward developing better sleep habits. At the end of this time, I’ve gone from the physique on the left to the physique on the right. I’m 5’ 10" and weighed 175 lbs in both.
In terms of my long-term goals, I’d like to add 10 lbs of muscle, and drop body fat to the 8-10% range. Of course at the end of the day, it’s more about the look than numbers, but picked these targets so I have some objective measures to track progress.
I’d say my strengths are chest and legs (especially calves, which I’d mainly attribute to genetics), while I need the most work on my shoulders, back, and arms. I’m considering doing a physique competition in the future, using it as motivation to push myself to be my best, than going after a particular placement. Any feedback is welcome!