davey5 saidDid you have to adhere to a strict diet? Exercise a lot? Spend money on gyms/equipment/supplements?
I've known guys who have had better results by putting in a fraction of the work I put in (including diet & exercise). I've come to the conclusion that my ideal body is out of reasonable range for me. I now feel like it's just not worth it & instead I'm trying to focus on just being healthy and developing a good body image (which is probably the hardest part). I know it sounds like giving up, but I consider it being realistic.
Most things worth doing are worth doing well. Lots of things worth doing are hard, and require substantial effort, discipline, and patience, to achieve.
E.g. You're so lazy as to not even complete your profile. That's not an encouraging indicator. You're also to lazy, or to dumb, to have a picture uploaded. That's also not a very good indicator.
For me, now in my 35'th year of lifting, it's always been easy. I come up with a plan, and apply science, discipline, patience, and observe to attain a goal, nonetheless. I was 175 at 5'5" at 12% in high school. When I was 28, I was 230 at 12%. Now, I hold around 205 to 220, with ease.
The single biggest mistake folks make, other than no effort, no discipline and no study, is a failure to eat. Like anything, whether it's fixing cars, or computer programming, or even the arts, you have to study your craft to become really good at it.
Was it worth it? Absolutely. I'm rated in the top 2% nationally for fitness and love working and lifting. I love the way it makes me feel.
Like all things training smart, which can often mean training less, and training intelligently, it can be applied to almost every aspect of your life. Being honest, liking yourself, and so on. You have to like yourself, and, then, the rest follows.
Exercise is an integral part of my life. Wellness is a great side benefit.
I suggest that you start in small steps by just completing your profile and getting your pictures uploaded.
You haven't provide enough information to say whether or not your energies are misguided. No picture. No profile. You were just wanting an affirmation.
If you are currently unsuccessful, it's hard to tell without more information, why you're failing.
If current behavior is any indicator, you're right: you're not cutout for having a great body, or even being successful elsewhere.
You have to be honest, and there's nothing to make a qualified answer on here. You may not be cut out for it.
Me? Well, I know at 49, 5'5" and 210#, I'll never play in the NBA.
With regard to how much effort...? Well, if I train for a show, it's 20 weeks of diet (I don't get to far off track, anyway), and I often do 3 a day work outs, but, I don't sustain that effort for more than about 5 months at a time.
The results speak for themselves.
We all have our personal priorities.
Like I said, it's hard to tell why, or even if, you're failing, with such scant information. It's anybody's guess, but, it doesn't appear you put in the effort from here.
flex89 / Logan, who lives with me, put on 82 pounds in five months. He's a type 1 diabetic and deals with all the pain in the ass that entails. I find him an inspiration. If a diabetic kid can do that, then, who's to say that you can't? The question remains, do you have what it takes, and the answer remains, it's impossible to tell from here with so little info.