Over the last month I have been eating more protein than ever and exercising at a much higher rate than before. The upside of the protein rich diet, is that I can feel the difference in my muscles, I can push them harder for longer and not suffer from the exhausting post exercise fatigue that I put down to getting older.
I can also 'fire up' most of the muscles in my body, even when sedentary, there is an energy that I can feel flowing around in arms and legs that is new.
I have gained about half a stone and now weigh over 10 stone. I work in fitness, so I know that the number on the scales is irrelevant. But it is still counter-intuitive to everything that I have been told all my life!
Size 10s are no longer a 'squeeze', I am comfortably a size 8 in most brands, which still surprises me, as it doesn't feel like long ago that I automatically reached for a 14 and crossed my fingers that I could get it on.