So didn’t really have a chance to write this yesterday, when I actually hit the 2 week mark, but one day late isn’t bad, right? There’s not a whole lot to report on. My voice seems to have dropped the tiniest bit again when I compare recordings, but I think it’ll still be another week or two before it’s an actual noticeable amount. As it is, it really just sounds like I’m saying it a little different. I made several attempts to record my voice trying to mimic the tone of voice of the original recording and they all sounded a bit lower than the first one, so I think it did actually drop a little and isn’t just me saying it different. Just the same, I want to wait until I have a more definitive change in that regard before I post any voice recordings.
Beyond that, the only real change has been below the belt. The first couple days of week 2 it was very intensely sensitive. Just the feel of my underwear moving when I was walking around was bothersome and driving me crazy. By the end of this last week, however, it seems to have evened out or I got used to it. It’s definitely still more sensitive than before I started T, but it’s not so sensitive now that I don’t want to walk around. There has also been a undeniable size change since pre-T down there. That pretty much covers it, I think in the next couple weeks I’ll have more exciting news since it’s around the 3-4 week mark that I’ve heard some of the changes start happening.
In other news, my brother visited this week, just dropped him off at the airport this morning. It was really nice to see him, I feel like I don’t see my brothers enough, but it costs money for us to visit each other since we live a couple states away now. I wish I had had more time to actually go do things with him, but he seemed pretty happy just trying out local restaurants. Unfortunately I still had class this week, so that interfered with the amount of time I had with him, especially since I had two exams this week. The chemistry one wasn’t a big deal and I didn’t need to do much for it, but the math one I felt very unprepared for and was behind on homework, which he collects on test days. There were a couple days of trying to get that homework done when he was visiting, and I felt bad for but he kept saying it was fine. When I took the exam yesterday, I went in feeling like I was going to bomb it (I’m not bad at math, but he rushed through a lot of stuff that I didn’t know because he assumed his students came from a class that already covered most of it, but I tested into the class so had not done that) but ended up feeling really good about it afterwards, so we’ll see how I did when we get the tests back next week. Hopefully it’ll have been worth the time I put into it instead of doing more fun things with my brother.
I ended up signing up for the Crossfit Open last week after they announced the first workout and I realized it was definitely within my ability to do the male division if I do the scaled version. It makes me feel good about my abilities to look at the leader board on the Open website and see how many guys are below me in scaled, knowing that most, if not all, have been guys all their lives and I just started taking testosterone. It hasn’t even been long enough for me to start really seeing much strength gain from it yet, especially since the only thing scored so far is the first workout which was a week ago. It sounded like strength gains are one of those things that takes around 3 weeks to start really seeing. Planning on doing the second workout today. Have to do that one scaled as well, I’m not good at overhead squats yet (you can decide with each workout whether to scale it or not). I’m excited to see where I sit on the leader board at the end of this. As long as I’m not in last place, I’ll be happy, but after the first workout I don’t think I’ll be near last place at all, even though I won’t be ranked very high either. When I looked the other day, before the second workout was announced, I was on the second to last page so had a lot more people sitting below me than I expected.