Had a bit of a down weekend really. Been 5 weeks back working out and eating “clean”. Decided to hell with it and weighed myself Saturday morning. I weighed in at 10Stone 1lb. I think that’s the lowest I have seen in a long long time, was probably lower before I started 5 weeks ago. I think I really need to be hitting at least half a stone heavier of lean muscle to look in really decent shape.
Have a hug complex about my body which I massively need to stop. Find myself feeling my stomach too often and even on occasion going to the bathroom to lift up my top to make sure I’m making progress/not going back.
Mate, how tall are you if you don’t mind me asking?
Your last sentence, worries me a little… It’s good to see that you recognise that this is an issue. It’s easy to get frustrated with progress if it doesn’t match your expectations when you look in the mirror, but focus on the other key differences that I’m certain you’re absolutely smashing out of the park right now (or at least well on your way too ) i.e. your endurance levels, how much you can lift, your mood after a workout, your motivation to get into the gym & look after yourself, etc. What you see in the mirror is merely the by-product of these differences.
Switch up how you look at goals. Instead of going for a deadline or a specific weight, focus on the sustainable consistency of your workout. The positive changes will come as a result of them
Hope that helps mate.
I’m 5ft 8.5/9Inches. I’m not 100% on what is a good weight for me to be at. I think a small bit heavier than I am right now and continuing to improve my body fat along the way and endurance would be good.
I don’t even know what’s particularly normal to be fair. I went from all out bulking and getting bigger and bigger years ago, to pretty piss poor eating disorder to finally getting around to a “healthy lifestyle” post Christmas. Looking too much at others and what they are looking like etc. You’re dead right in what you say.