How are you feeling right now? Do you have enough energy throughout the day, workouts going well, mood ok? That kind of stuff.
If the answers are somewhere close to ‘good,’ then I’d be inclined to mostly keep doing what I’m doing. As a beginner, I think you can ride these gains for quite a while before you need to make big changes. However, I do agree with the other posters, a few more calories of good food (more protein, veggies, healthy fats) would probably be a good move.
But if things are feeling good and moving in the direction you want them to, keep doing it. A lot of the changes you’re making will take time. You might notice a lot in the beginning, but to really solidify things, it is going to take time.
I also want to say it sounds like you’ve made amazing progress. And you should be able to continue to lean out and gain some muscle by doing what you’ve been doing. [/quote]
I’m feeling really good to be honest, recovering well and can’t wait to get back to the gym! In fact I had to stop myself going in on a rest day earlier this week, want to do more but know over doing it could spoil what I’ve done already so slow and steady is the way I’m going!
Actually I did have a bit of a mood problem recently, started getting angry and a bit aggressive very easily but that’s gone now thankfully! Kinda put it down to maybe a spike in my testosterone from hitting the weights and eating better but like I say its OK now. My mood away from the gym is much better than it was before I started all this. Largely due I think for increased self respect as well as the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
I take in what everyone’s said about eating more and I totally agree, just want to find the right amounts for me and in time gradually and go up from there. One of the reasons I want to get the weight down first is I seem to carry a lot of weight round my back for some reason, I look pretty good in a t-shirt and shorts with having a biggish chest, not too much on my belly and half decent legs but I know it’s lurking round there and it’s got to go! lol Probably daft but it’s a personal goal.
I know it’ll take time and that’s fine by me but it’s good to hear people saying I’m doing OK, thanks man:)