I have been working on strength with aesthetics secondary for a while, but figure this goes here.
I just bought 36" dress/work pants for the second time in my life.
The first time was a sad, dark day where I kind of accepted I was becoming a cube dwelling overworked peice of shit and was putting on bad weight.
This time, I am way stronger and have hit the gym with extreme regularity for the past 18 months. I loosened up my diet a little in the past 2 months or so but nothing too extreme. It felt right with the amount of work I was doing and I liked the strength going up. I just took a deload week completely off and ate ravenously + a ton of fish oil and all the calories felt like they were getting put to good use, if you know what I am talking about.
So basically, could my discomfort in my usual 34" pants be due to putting on good weight, or am I just in denial that Im getting significantly less lean? I think it could be possible my larger pecs/shoulders/lats makes it seem more acceptable/proportionate to have a fatter stomach, so i dont feel or look fat. And these are dress pants that are worn at the waist, so i don’t think my increase in ass size should be too much of a factor.
Thoughts? Comments? Cheap shots?