Back for another try.
A few years ago i was pretty active around here and then dropped out of circulation, then known as 'Big Nurse' i don't seem to be able to access my old username and account so i have created a new one.
A lot has changed in my life in the last couple of years mainly in that i retired from full time nursing last year and we moved out of the city (plymouth england) and into a little miners cottage in the Cornwall countryside. Most of the last year i have spent working on the 2 gardens here converting them from very broken down 'social' gardens to become productive food gardens like a mini homestead/allotment.
Right at the end of my career in its last couple of years i sadly went from being a very regular weights trainer to almost nothing and that mainly happened after some big changes in my job, the worst of which meant that i was working nights and days in the same week and gradually developing insomnia, at the end i wasn't sleeping properly by day or night and my training just ground to a halt out of sheer chronic tiredness.
Now : its taken about a year to establish a reasonably normal sleep pattern, the good side is that the work here has been very physical, a good example being just one job that entailed me digging out, sorting and shovelling into trailers some 9 metric tons of rubble and soil.
I am in the 7th week of a fresh start in training, so far i have mainly been concentrating on body weight exercise, some running and now getting some kit together to have weights at home.
i don't now live near a decent gym so most of what i do will be right at home and i have at least some space to work in.
I hope it will be good to join in here again although my focus is now very much on retaining muscle mass with inevitable ageing (i am 56 now btw)