I've recently started following a diet and exercising regularly to improve my overall health and fitness. However, I'm not sure what to expect in terms of results or how long it will take to see them. I'm hoping to lose weight and gain muscle, but I'm not sure what signs to look for to know if I'm making progress towards my goals.
A little background on me: I'm in my mid-30s and have always struggled with my weight. I work a desk job and have a sedentary lifestyle, which has made it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Over the years, I've tried various diets and exercise routines, but haven't seen much success.
Recently, I decided to get serious about my health and started following a low-carb diet and going to the gym three times a week. It's only been a few weeks, but I'm already starting to feel more energized and less bloated. However, I'm not sure if these are signs of progress or just random fluctuations.
So, I'm reaching out to this forum to see if anyone can share their experiences about how soon they saw results from following a diet and exercise routine, and what signs they noticed along the way. I'm looking for any tips or advice on how to track my progress and stay motivated on this journey. Thank you in advance for your help!