Well you have come to the right place? You waited 2 years to check this site after your bf has told you? Well I guess better late than not, congrats for taking a huge step, and coming with T-Nation.
There are a ton of excellent articles and people that will be happy to help you. If you need motivation check the thread of sictorn and jillybop, they should be a huge encouragement, I know they have been for me! Check the threads and talk to everyone, alot of these members have been around for a good while and can offer great advice.
Once again congrats and welcome to T-Nation! Hope you achieve all your goals.