I have been riding a bicycle for a couple months now.
Even with impediments to serious riding – thus < 100 miles in the last month – it has definitely increased my overall metabolism. And I quit drinking alcohol 3 weeks ago.
These two factors have combined for good and bad effects.
The good side: Those hip muscles (you know, the D’Angelo ones) are becoming visible
The bad side: With the recent haircut and a thinner face, I look sorta like Trevor Goodchild.
The lord giveth, the lord taketh away, right?