So, I have begun a Weight lifting regimen, FINALLY - after resisting for so so long.
I eat 100% Paleo - no cheats and stay well with in a healthy caloric deficit.
My routine is Upper Body/Monday Lower Body/Wednes. Full body/Friday and in-between in Cardio~runs/incline walks.
I am confused about how things progress once one begins a lifting routine...so i am lean...perhaps only 5-10lbs to lose..but was always lean from running/cardio
NOw after lifting for about a month straight, I just look swollen, puffy, and puggy sort of like muscle is starting to build but i just look bigger and flabby... My question is How long into this type of routine does one start to see actual muscle? What is the hormonal process in which the body starts to identify that muscle is being built and can then let go of the fat etc...
Do other people experience this? Obviously i didn't expect to just go from Lean cardio look - to cut lifting look...but just wondering what an average time would be to start to look lean and not just...puffy?