I've been lurking for a while and thought I'd finally come out and introduce myself. I am an unsatisfied man. I am unsatisfied with my looks, my lack of energy, my physical weakness, by extra fat and lack of confidence. I'm unsatisfied and I want a little more out if life for my remaining 40 or so years.
So to the basics :
43 Years Old
The other day, I was in a doctor's office and overheard a conversation with an older (late 60s, early 70s) have a conversation with his frustrated daughter talking about all the medicines he's on for diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and a host of other issues. I don't want to be that guy. I'd rather die at 70 due to doing something active than live to 90 marking the passing of each day by which pill I have to take. And that was the extra motivation I think I needed.
I have done weightlifting in the past, but have never had the discipline or time to stick with it. My kids are a little older now so they can entertain themselves when I lift, leaving me with one less excuse. I'm hoping that coming out and being public about it (if anonymous) would help me keep motivated.
I've started doing Mark Rippetoe's "Starting Strength" program and hope to continue with it for a while until my gains peter out. However I'd also like to learn more about what to do after Rippetoe's program and learn more about kettlebell routines, crossfit and other programs.
I have no interest in bodybuilding, tough I do want to learn more about Olympic lifts and perhaps powerlifting.
That's it for now.