Let’s talk a little about sex and fitness. This is a 3 part series.
I’m no trainer or gym rat. I’m not ripped. I don’t have 6 pack abs. I also don’t have a gut.
This isn’t an infomercial to pimp a sponsor. Attaining an average level of fitness has seriously helped me.
If you are going to be in this hobby, it is the best incentive you will ever have in your life to take proper care of yourself. But, you have to be serious about it. You don’t have to be Hugh Jackman, but you do need to do more than walk around the block every evening and eat a salad with your porterhouse.
Do or do not. There is no try
If you don’t know who said that, you are too young for this blog.
In my 20’s I was a skinny guy. I graduated college 6ft tall/120 lbs. I never exercised, ate what I wanted, drank like a fish, and made a proper whore of myself. Hey, it was the 80’s…
At 35 I was on my second wife and weighed in at 195lbs. I went from an active outside job to a travelling job in IT. I swear I gained 50lbs just living in Seattle before the .com bust. Nice town. Great food.
My doctor gave me the “you are gonna die” speech shortly after my 35th birthday. Cholesterol problems, acid reflux, hemorrhoids, chronic allergies, bad back, beginning stages of ED…the works.
To top that off, I had a high stress job with a ruthless software company.
My wife had recently gone through a miscarriage and was home unemployed, drinking herself to sleep at night. That was my y2k.
I was a wreck. Literally stretch marks on my ass.
The doc put me on a handful of prescriptions and told me to start walking, drink less and cut out the buffalo wings. He had the right idea, but outside of prescribing meds, he really didn’t know how to help with my fitness. He was my same height and outweighed me by 50lbs at that time.
Today, I am 49 and weigh 170lbs. No medication whatsoever. Cholesterol under control. Back completely healed. Allergies gone. Acid reflux gone. I can get my junk up whenever I want (mostly), and I have all my hair. Yes, I am healthier at 49 than I was at 35. My same doctor, who has seen me for 25 years, asked me how I did it. He took my advice, lost his gut, and is now a marathon runner.
There is no secret ingredient, diet or special workout here. The trick is to eat like an adult and exercise for real every week.
Continued in Part 2: How I Eat