About three or four months ago I posted about if 27 was too old or not to start training.
Well, with all the responses and all the information on T-Nation and about three years of messing around with body-for-life and anthony elis and scrawny to brawny I was able to put everything together, pick and choose and get off my ass and be CONSISTANT about what I wanted to accomplish.
In these three months I?ve put on 10 kg. Not that I?m preening but I spend a good five minutes just looking in the mirror at these weird muscles that have erupted all over my body/ muscles that I didn?t even know I have.
In these three months I?ve juggled and organized two post grad courses, a full time job and karate and a girlfriend, so that I would have enough time to go to the gym in the mornings. It isn?t all aesthetics, looking at my measurements surge upwards, remembering how I used to struggle with the 20 lb dumb bells, being at the penultimate rep and my whole body shaking with effort to complete it, throwing it down and not being able to hide the smile all over my face.
I always hated the start of summer but I?m really looking forward to it now, not only do I look good in a t-shirt but I also FEEL good. I?m pretty lucky that I always have the gym to myself in the morning and the sauna which feels great before work.
Speaking of work, I?m more energized and enthusiastic, so much so that I was chosen by my school to be their spokesman for Open students.
And just between us guys, this whole better body-image thing has resulted in a lot of fun between my girl and me.
So thank you, thank you God, thank you T-Nation, thank you guys that post, thank you to my gf who can?t keep her hands off my arms and exclaims in surprise and delight when I take off my shirt, thank you to my brothers who don?t let me slack off and thank you to the personal trainers in the gym that can distinguish between the time wasters and the newbies who are there for real reasons.