One of the things I learned during my journey is that I was deliberately working against my body. To gain the kind of weight I did took systematic and sustained effort. It went against the natural state of my body.
The biggest investment I made in my program was preparing myself mentally and committing whole-heartedly to my effort. No matter how good a program might be it is meaningless unless you can follow through with it. So don’t jump into this thinking you’re just going to follow my recipe and find success. Certainly do not try to compare your progress to that of mine or anyone else. This is your journey and as long as you stay committed and are happy with your progress that’s all that matters. You’ll get there. Just stick to it.