This Friday was my two months on testosterone. Time sure does fly. My voice is continuing to get deeper, and I noticed a couple of days ago that I’m getting some mustache hair. I’m going to be passing up “Law Dad” in the facial hair department before too long! Now that I’m in Atlanta I’ve been jogging/walking around the block a little bit. Even though I have asthma and am woefully out of shape, I’ve found that I’m breathing easier than I remember being able to. But, I’m getting horrible shin splints. I’ve never gotten them this bad before so I’m thinking that it’s T-related…maybe because it is much easier for me to put on muscle. I just walked the block today, and my legs didn’t hurt as bad. I guess I’ll just stick to walking for a while.
I kind of wish that I could get a summer gym membership to take advantage of my new muscle-adding ability. I probably won’t because I don’t want to deal with the restroom situation. I don’t have any problems using the men’s room now, but I wouldn’t be wearing my chest binder at the gym. I don’t think I’d feel safe in the men’s room without it. I don’t wear a chest binder when working out because not only is it really uncomfortable to work out in, it’s also probably not that safe. So unless the gym has a unisex bathroom for me to use on occasion, I’m not going to work out there. The six months until my top surgery can’t come fast enough.
In the meantime, I’ve been doing some body weight exercises. Push-ups are harder than they look, especially when you have zero upper body strength like I do. I do 3 sets of 5 right now. I’m just going to keep building up. I’ve just got to be able to do more push-ups than one of my trans guy friends here in Atlanta. Haha
I start work tomorrow, so that should be interesting. I’m excited and a little nervous. I don’t have to wear a suit everyday so that’s good. I was told that khakis and a button down would be fine to wear everyday so I’m all good with that. I think I’m going to leave for work an hour before I need to be there. I don’t want to mess around with the traffic here. I did just happen to meet my work supervisor this past Thursday. We were both at a Stonewall Bar event. He seems pretty nice. One of my “law heroes” was a panelist at the event so it was awesome to get to talk to her for a few minutes that night too.
All the best,