A 9 Year Craving Satisfied!
I've been trying to gain weight and muscle for the past 9 years of my life; ever since I over heard some girls in my class talking about and comparing guys. Now these girls were the finest girls in the school and there was 1 girl in particular that I really liked. I think about her constantly and would try to find ways to impress or make her notice me. So the girls were talking about how they like a guy that are thick and muscular, that look like they can protect them and at some point in the conversation they began to compare different bodies on guys they liked using celebrities (artist, actors, R&B singers, you know how y’all ladies talk lol…fellas do it too). They started comparing they guys in the school n they placed them in categories from guys they would date, guys they would just want to stare at, and the lowest possible, none of the above...long story short I was in the none of the above category ...I could never forget the way I felt when I heard that. I felt low, I felt hurt, and I felt like I wasn’t worth anything, not even someone to just look at...for lack of more words I felt ugly.
From then on I constantly tried n tried everything to work on myself, to gain weight and muscle to appear more appealing, but I would always remain the same size. I found what I thought was a solution at the time. I wore really big shirts and I would wear multiple shirts at a time so I could appear thick, even in the summer.
I would push my chest out when walked and people, women in particular, would comment. My male friends would say things like "my man mark is a beast". Just hearing and seeing these things, and getting that attention, you know the "second look" from women, made me feel so good about myself. BUT, at the end of the day when I came home and I took all those shirts off and I looked at myself in the mirror, I saw the same scrawny , weak person that I despised. I didn’t’ even want to look at myself; I hated myself and I hated the way I looked and felt. This feeling and my body remained the same and continued all the way up until may 2008.
Even as I seem confident, deep down, I really wasn’t. I was ashamed and insecure about my body. Because I was that insecurity and feeling of inferiority reflected in everything I did; whether it was simply talking to a woman, or changing my clothes in the locker room in gym class. I would wait till everyone left the locker room to change; I even would fail a gym class for not changing clothes entirely.
I tried everything to gain weight. I drank protein shakes, ate a lot of unhealthy food that was high in fats, and took pills. NOTHING WORKED and worst of all, in the process, I was destroying my body.
It wasn’t until I started using the MRP and Essential Vitamin that I started to put on healthy weight n muscle. So far I've gained 15 lbs! I drink 4 shakes a day, 3-4 scoops each time, two of them with meals, the other two before and after I work out (6 times a week for 30min). I'm a swirly kind of guy (vanilla and chocolate mixed Mmm). With my shakes I throw everything in there to add extra healthy calories such as strawberries, blueberries, peanut butter, watermelon, oranges, bananas, etc.
I'm definitely not where I want to be yet, but guess what? That feeling I had , that craving to be thicker, more defined, muscular, desirable, sexy, to feel strong, to just feel ok with myself physically is fulfilled! I owe it all to YOR Health and our full product line!
- Mark Reid, Brooklyn, NY - US