Week 7 brings with it the realization that I’ve already surpassed my weight gain goal (115) and am heading past 117 to 118 lbs. The 3000 calories a day meal plan is a heck of lot of food and I’m starting to wonder how much longer I can handle it! Eating to bulk isn’t what some people might think. It’s not like I’m hanging out an all you can eat Chinese buffet all day or eating multiple BigMacs. Bodybuilders all know that meal planning involves prep time and dedication to eating at least 5-6 times a day, and eating clean. Anyway- the only drawback to the weight gain is that my abs feel a little softer and my belly is a little rounder, and the pictures below and at the end of the post might detail that. I definitely “feel” heavier- and my body weight exercises (those darn chinups!) are getting a little harder. Still, it’s a small sacrifice considering the awesome strength gains I keep making on the program!