August 2012.  I wasn’t able to consistantly lift due to shoulder and knee pain.  My muscle faded away and I put on some flab.  I have reevaluated and started doing some cardio training as well as change my nutrition to remove the excess fat off of my body.  I have started running on the treadmill using a Couch to 10k application on my iPhone.  I actually really enjoy running which I would never have thought possible.  I’d still like to improve my posture and have more functional strength.  But completing a marathon is now on my list of things to do before I hit 50.  From what I have learned I will need to take it really slow so that my body can adapt to the rigors of distance running.

August 2011.  Welcome to my journey.  I am 46 going on 47 years old as I start this blog.  I am determined to build muscle, get stronger and improve my posture.  I started barbell training August 1st of 2011.  The program I am using is Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe.  This is a program designed for beginners.  I am in no way an expert so I am following methods proven by others.

More reasons for getting strong:

  1. If I am strong I get to eat more – I enjoy good food!
  2. I will be able to lift more and be more useful.
  3. I’ll be more durable and harder to kill
  4. There are more reasons given by the experts

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