I generally try to go the gym, but as with most people I think I'll get in to ruts of not going or not going often enough. Several weeks back though I decided to attempt to exercise 4-5 times a week. This was like nothing I ever tried before... and I was able to successfully do it for a good 6 weeks before I inevitably got sick and was forced to take some time off.
That period was actually the incentive for this post as I woke up one morning and thought I noticed a slight flattening of my jolly belly. As anyone who's experienced a similar situation can imagine I was ecstatic. Was it just me though or was it really true?
Cut to present day. After my 6 weeks on, 4 weeks off, I've been back to the gym for the past week plus at the same pace as before I got sick. The cherry on top of all this is that I got a mention to me how my stomach looked slightly flatter recently (not a typo, there is an 'l' in there) which I've taken as confirmation of truth.
In general though it's hard for me to evaluate changes. My weight has fluctuated (on average) a tick upward; squarely now in the 160-165 range where previously it was 158-163. Is this good? I don't think my eating habits have changed, although it's difficult to always keep track of such things. I like to think this is a net positive though.
Bottom line, I feel better about myself, like to think I look better and have the confidence if some crazed HGH'd chick attacked me I'd have a chance to take her down now.