According to my progress photos, I do not.
More accurately, I look as though I got to a certain level of muscle/fat and then stayed there for the last two years. So, the photos that I took yesterday are apparently "non-progress" photos. That's what happens when you can't decide if you want to commit to getting bigger or getting leaner. I weigh exactly the same as I did then and look exactly the same. Way beyond noob gains with too much fat to bulk and too little muscle to cut.
Keep doing what you've always done and you will keep getting what you've always gotten.
Since I don't usually set goals (and don't tell people about them if I do), I thought I'd try that.
Goal 1: Consistency in the gym. I have a program that I love. This should make it easier to hit all my scheduled workout days, since there's nothing I'm dreading. Current goal is to get three workouts/week for the month of May.
Goal 2: Regular monitoring. Pictures at least. The goal is monthly, with an occasional (weekly?) hop on the scale to see how things are going.
Goal 3: Diet. Bleh. First goal is to minimize diet coke. I am addicted to the caffeine-free diet coke. No caffeine, no sugar, you'd think I'd have no interest! But no, the stuff is like crack. Secondary goal is to maintain adequate protein intake, as I haven't been making it a priority.
Three goals seems to be quite enough for the moment.
Anyway, that's a super-happy intro post. Will post yesterday's workout in a moment.
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