I understand that the original poster came here seeking validation / praise. He has deep issues of self esteem and is afraid to show his face, complete his profile, and do any effort other than the minimalist amount, and I suspect that's also his practice across the board in a wide number of areas, including his training efforts, because he also wants to do minimal effort there, and is threatening to quit because he doesn't have discipline, knowledge, nor stick-to-it-iveness.
Given the information presented, he may as well quit, unless he changes his attitude.
Here's some free advice: anything worth doing should be worth doing well, whether it's working at McDonald's, posting a profile here, or hitting the weight room. You only go around once, and while being smart is important, effort, and attention to detail are critical to accomplishing goals. Any person who has been successful will tell you luck played a role, but, also, smarts, and persistence.
I'm in my 34'th year of lifting. Even after three decades, I constantly study on how I might achieve my training goals.
The original poster would do well to find a mentor, and rather than complain, and come up with a plan for failure research, listen, plan for success, and be persistent, while using some intelligence in executing that plan to reach a stated goal.
When I train for a contest, I'll give myself 18 to 24 weeks to transform my appearance. Right now, Logan and I have been busy with things other than lifting (the business) and I've not hit the gym in three weeks, but, I know that given just a couple of weeks back, I can pick up where I left off. I've been doing it for 3 1/2 decades.
More free advice: Eat. Yes, eat. You can't train if you don't eat. Sleep. You need recovery. Do HIIT on the stairs if you want to get leaner, and EAT.
24 weeks of diet, and 18 weeks of three-a-day workouts, along with critical attention to nutrition, rest, and disciplined attention to detail allows one to get like this, but...understand...this was working out 3 times a day...you have to be realistic. You have to do HIIT if you want to get leaner. You have to eat if you want to be able to maintain muscle mass and exercise intensity. That's the facts.
Now, the original poster needs to get off his ass, study up, experiment, find a mentor, or do whatever to make a plan for success, rather than a plan for failure.