Ok, I first started simplefit about a week ago and everything was starting to get into swing. Now I checked in the mirror and lo and behold! I magically have muscle! It really caught my attention the past day or so (coincidentally, I heavily increased my protein intake around then). I'm not looking as scrawny as I remember. I don't have pics to compare with, but if I'm noticing it, there has to be a difference. I'm definitely not "ripped" or whatever the term is for it, but either way, it felt familiar to that scene in the first Spiderman movie where parker first notices his newfound manliness, lol.
I will admit there have been other factors here. For one, it's not like I had fat to burn away first. Second, I was lightly working out with free weights before that so when I started this there was already subtle hints of muscle coming in. Third, if possible, the increased protein in my diet (from nearly none to recommended levels I think, maybe more).
I've also gotten compliments from the ladies which is weird for me considering my nerd heritage. Some even saying I'm hot. So naturally I'm skeptical as hell here, but it's nice to hear anyways. Best I got before this was maybe a cute or something so the change of pace is interesting.
Must say I'm not so ashamed of the prospect of being shirtless nowadays though. And confidence is always welcome in small doses, right?
In terms of my actual workout routines, I'm kinda meandering into a custom set up moreso which I want to snap out of. Isolated my pushup problem and am working on that. Also changed from sit ups to regular crunches to prevent possible back injury later. Still need to get a routine going for my leg muscles though. They are in sore need of catchup as well as my aerobic capacity.