I will turn 42 this year.
I am neither strong nor fit.
In fact, the other day I got a cramp while trying to wipe my butt.
So, yeah … red flag.
This week I am investing in improving my overall quality of life. I have a power rack and bench coming, and I am on the prowl for used bar & plates. I picked up the latest edition of Starting Strength. I am looking for qualified locals who can help me learn to lift without hurting myself.
I am working on my diet - phasing out pretty much every drink besides water, adding vegetables instead of pasta and filler at most meals. My job requires me to sit behind a steering wheel for 8+ hours per day, so I am looking for other ways to work on cardio and flexibility during my off time.
So I still suck, but I feel like I’m at least pointing in the right direction now. The area where I feel most uncertain is about supplements. I don’t know if it is worth the money for me to add protein or creatine or … anything really.
Goals for me include losing fat, getting stronger, and generally being more healthy. I don’t have any specific goals with regard to PR weights or physique at this time, I just want to not suck.
Thanks for any advice, T-Nation. Keep being awesome!