Let me start by giving some background info. I’m 50 years old, 5’10” and 195 pounds. I’m a 22 year retired Army Paratrooper and I’m an amputee. Lost my left leg 4 years in a very bad motorcycle accident. I lost it very high above the left knee so I only have about 6 inches left. I also broke my pelvic, both bones in my left forearm were compound fractures, and two vertebrae. It took me almost two years to learn to walk again but with the help of a bionic knee I’m doing it and working a full time job as a construction superintendent.
I’ve never been a quitter so, in April of 2015 I joined a local gym for the first time in my life and started trying to figure out what I needed to do to not just get into shape but to transform my pudgy deformed body into something I would be proud of. I learned a lot in the past year from others in the gym but, I’m still in the same shape I was when I started.
I lost about 20 lbs up front doing mostly cardio and then started lifting weights. I gained most of my strength back and even saw some progressive gains in my lifting and I got hooked on it. I really enjoy it!! But, I see very little results from my efforts when I look in the mirror. It’s almost as if at my age (50) and with my limitations I’m never gonna get to where I want!!
That’s why I’m here now. I’ve followed your page for quite some time now and have seen so much info that for a man in my situation I just don’t have a PLAN or know where to begin and what I should be doing. I’m lost!! I still have my belly fat that I just can’t shake. I’m very limited on what I can do with legs and back. Squats, deadlifts, cleans, etc. are almost impossible because of my one leg. Balance is good. I’m just tired of looking the way I do. Not sure what supplements if any I should be taking. I don’t want to put stuff in my body that isn’t good for it. Just need some genuine help here.