Hey guys. I'm new here to Meso but I've been creeping for a while, reading female cycle logs. I'm a little late getting this thing started. I started my first cycle of Anavar 2 weeks ago, Monday 08/28. I started at 5mg (2.5 mg twice a day). I intended to stay at that dose for the first week and then increase to 10mg daily (5mg twice a day). I have since found that I feel really good at the 5mg dose and decided to ride it out for another week. I increased my dose to 10mg this morning (split 5mg am and 5mg pm). A little about me...I am a 35 yr old female with 2 kids (soon to be 36). I started my fitness journey at 31. It all started with resistance bands in my bedroom and running. My first passion was running. I suffered a knee injury that made running impossible for a while so my focus shifted to lifting weights. I lifted consistently for about 2 years and then life got crazy and I fell off for close to a year. Lost an enormous amount of muscle. I got back at it in March of this year. Muscle memory kicked in. I swear I'll never slack again. I have been interested in aas for some time but honestly didn't know where to even begin. I started doing some research and decided it was time to try. Ordered my anavar and lab max kit and here I am. So far my sides have been as follows: Headache for the first 3 days straight, now I mostly have a headache in the afternoon. Hot flashes for the first week Sweating more Increased thirst (drinking a gallon + a day) Increased libido and clit sensitivity (I love this side!!!) Increased energy. I feel super strong. Like superwoman. lol (is that a side?) Oily skin (no blemishes yet) Bloating I'm currently taking in 2000 calories a day Macro split 50 C/30 P/20 F I'm finding it hard to hit the goal on carbs. Sometimes I fall short. My training typically goes as follows: Sunday - Legs Monday - Rest Tuesday - Chest and Abs Wednesday - Back and Biceps Thursday - Legs Friday - Shoulders and Triceps Saturday - Rest Sometimes Mon and Tue are switched up. I work 2 jobs and it just depends on my shift. I'm thinking about switching this up soon. I'd like to train legs 3 times a week during this cycle. My weight starting out was about 118. Weighed in at 120 this morning. It's slowly climbing. I'm currently not doing any cardio. My main focus is bulking as much as possible. I'll probably add in some cardio at some point but tbh I hate that shit. When I started this cycle, I could hardly squat 135. Last night I was able to squat 165 x 2. I tried for 175 but failed and had to have my boyfriend help me out. When I have more time I will do my best to start posting detailed workout logs. I hope to make this log as detailed as possible. Reading other female logs has really helped me out. I will also post some photos later. I started this cycle with a plan to run 6 weeks. I have decided to run 8 weeks now. I may run even longer depending on how I feel. I've read a lot about lethargy in longer cycles and I don't like the idea of stressing my liver so much. I am a recovering addict with almost 5 years clean. Surely I did enough damage to my liver in my early 20's... Anyway, I'm glad to be here and excited for these gains!!