I thought fitness wasn’t for skinny people

Weight gain story from @uphoria.fit

Jazmin shares her weight gain story with us. She taught herself through the internet and put her learning into practise and gained weight faster than she expected and is still working towards her goal

I thought fitness wasn’t for skinny people. I’ve always been small and I was constantly told by the people around me that I’m already small so I don’t need to workout. The funny thing about it is I never really liked being small. It was just what I’ve always known. I didn’t think it was possible for me to be fit or curvy because it wasn’t in my genetics. It wasn’t until I saw so many other females’ transformation pictures on Instagram that made me realize that I don’t have to be naturally thick but I can work for it and get great results.

I’m a very independent person so I wanted to figure it all out on my own. I never asked for help and I still don’t because I like to learn by trial and error. I remembered that one of my favorite music artists named Mod Sun once said, “You can do anything, especially if someone else has already done it. Not only can you do what they did but you can do it even better because you can watch how they did it and essentially learn from them.” I took that to heart and decided to dive in and do as much research as possible.

I looked at multiple fitness instagram pages, watched a ton of fitness YouTube channels, went on fitness websites like bodybuilding.com, googled exercises and proper form, and took in as much useful information as I could. I got a gym membership and started off at 109 lbs going to the gym 4 days a week then switched to 5 days so I could have an extra leg day. I’m now at 121 lbs in less than 4 months and I’m still not at my goal but I’m super happy about the changes that I’ve made with my body. This is the most I’ve weighed in my life and the best I’ve ever looked! I saw results way faster than I expected, but I contribute that to the amount of time I spent researching and preparing a workout program for myself and being consistent.

Even when I had no motivation to go to the gym I still went. Something is better than nothing. I knew in order to gain muscle I had to eat a lot and for me that was the hardest part of it all. Honestly, it’s still what I struggle with the most only because I’m not always hungry for a meal or a snack 5 – 6 times a day but I make it work. I use MyFitnessPal to track my meals and make sure I’m eating enough every day even if that means putting together a meal at 11pm. I drink protein shakes after almost every workout and make sure that even on my rest days I still eat relatively clean. When I want something bad enough I stick to it, and I think anyone else reading this should too. We only have one life and it’s not very long so why not try to be the happiest person you can be and go after the things you want? Set long term goals. Set short term goals. And most of all be consistent. Trust me it’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it.


  1. Nelly
    13th July 2017 / 2:51 am

    Wow, thank you for sharing. I am 109 and trying to gain. This has just encourage me. Definitely going to start making use of the gym

    • 13th July 2017 / 4:01 am

      I’m glad I could be an inspiration! Definitely work towards your goal. Sometimes it take longer than others but the journey is what makes the goal so much more satisfying.

      • Michelline
        13th July 2017 / 4:39 am

        Hey! The fact tjat you had that much progress in 3 months really motivates me! Im just beginning my fitness journey and I want to losed weight but gain a butt. Aby tips for someone who’s just starting in the fitness life?

  2. Mahogany
    13th July 2017 / 5:24 am

    Could you post your workout guide & foods you suppose to eat? Maybe a YouTube video ?!

    • Mahogany
      13th July 2017 / 3:08 pm

      Same name 😁
      Yes please I agree I have just blobs my legs are so small. And also examples of your snack meals. I have a hard time eating 6xs a day.

    • Insha
      13th July 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Yes I agree! A workout and meal guide will be amazing

  3. Jevaughnie
    13th July 2017 / 12:44 pm

    Am 21 and I am 94lb. Honestly this is really stressing me, because I want to gain weight so bad. The thing nothing seems to work. Any suggestions..

  4. Natalie Almonte
    13th July 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Hi Jazmin,

    I can relate with everything you’ve just said in how just because you are skinny does not mean you are in perfect shape, in fact a skinny person may be just as unfit as some twice their size, not to mention just because oh are skinny does not mean you are happy with your body. I always admire someone who has been able to gain weight and muscle because it’s something I’ve struggled with years and having started to take fitness more serious the past few years I am constantly hitting plateaus due to not training right or minor injuries more often than I’d like where I have to take time off the gym and start all over again.. As far as eating I have a problem being consistent and I’m lucky if I even hit my calorie mark for the day. Not sure if you have advice on eating and training smarter. Your journey is inspiring.

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