Day 17: Chiseled

It’s been too long since I’ve posted an update, and I apologize for that. My phone broke and I’d been waiting for a replacement to take some photos for this post, but in the meantime I’m sure a text update will be sufficient.

It’s been over two weeks since I started T, and I think some physical changes are definitely happening.

First, I noticed that I have gained actual muscles in my arms. At least, my muscles are way more developed than they ever have been before, even when I used to religiously work out. Now when I flex my biceps, you can squeeze them and you fingers won’t sink in like I’m made of soft dough. I’m not gonna lie, it looks pretty cool too. I’ve even seen a little more upper ab definition, despite not really exercising much. It seems that the T is definitely prompting me to develop more muscle tone, at least in my upper body so far.

I also think that my feet may be growing ever so slightly. Last week I tried to wear an old pair of women’s size 8 sneakers I own, and I noticed after a half hour or so that my toes were really pinching. The next day I wore my men’s size 7/8 shoes (my favorite pair of shoes despite them being a little too big), and I noticed that they were fitting much better than usual. Usually they slip off my heel a bit with every step, but that’s stopped happening since then. I wasn’t expecting to find that so exciting, but I do. There’s something about actually fitting into my favorite pair of shoes that makes me feel really, really good.

Lastly, I have been told that my face is looking more “chiseled” and “defined”. Admittedly this was coming from my girlfriend, who is my biggest fan and the only person on Earth as excited for my transition as I am, so it may be biased. But I’ve started examining my face a little more closely and I won’t deny it seems to be a bit less soft. A little less cherub and more angular. It seems to mostly be a change in fat distribution around my cheeks and jaw, pretty subtle right now but still kind of thrilling. Now when I look in the mirror I see someone who looks a little more like… me.

I am so freaking happy I decided to do this for myself.

2 thoughts on “Day 17: Chiseled

    • Wow, thanks so much for commenting! I’m so beyond glad that this brought you a little hope. Keep it alive! There’s so much in this world that can knock that hope out of us, but you deserve to be able to see a happy future for yourself.


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