Thought this would be a good place and time for my first post to T-Nation. Yesterday I joined a gym and started training for the first time in my life. I'm 47 - 6' tall, 200 lbs. About 65 lbs. of that is fat. My goal is to get rid of those 65 lbs. and replace it with some lean muscle mass.
I've been reading the posts here on T-Nation for a few weeks and I've been reading other sources on health/fitness/training as well. Having never done anything like this before makes it a real challenge - actually doing the "work" seems to be the easy part. Translating and understanding the diet and nutrition jargon is a real chore. And then there is following the dietary "rules."
I was handed a diet plan by my trainer yesterday full of carefully weighed out portions of seemingly flavorless foods. This is going to be really hard. I've never been on a diet before.
No pain, no gain (or loss.)
Whatever the case, the posts and information on this site have been (and I'm sure will continue to be) a great resource. Lots of good, though sometimes conflicting ideas, which generally means that I'm getting a more realistic view of things.
One thing's for sure, though - It's not too late for someone like me to get started and make a difference. And the posts here prove that. So I guess it's time to bust some ass and get to work!