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Hey guys, just wanted to step out from the shadows and introduce myself as most are directed to do before asking questions. I'm 5'10, 205lbs, 55yoa, cancer survivor and sober for the first time in my life. The kids are gone and it's dawned on me that the retirement I hope to enter into in a few years won't be worth much if I don't have the fitness and strength to enjoy it thoroughly. I've never been a lifter but have had a solid core strength from a lifetime of hard work. The past 5 years have knocked me down, 2 shoulder surgeries, prostate cancer and an ugly bout with depression that I chose to try and drink away; by the way, it didn't work. 

I'm on TRT with check ups every 90 days. My PSA is below .7 and my doc is encouraged by the numbers. I have a weight room at work that I have only used to store stuff in and a treadmill at home that my wife uses religiously; I've only walked on it occasionally, but toss my coat on it often. I have dropped 25 lbs by just eliminating processed carbs, booze and the bad eating that goes with the laziness brought on by being drunk every night. I haven't felt this good in years.

Here's my dilemma, I just don't know where to start improving my fitness. I really feel like I am at ground-zero and pretty intimidated when I read many of the forum posts. There are acronyms that I don't understand and so much info to try and sort through that I decided to ask for some guidance from you guys. Keep it simple for me. 

Thanks

 

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I sent you a friend request

I sent you a friend request so we can pm. You came to the right spot for help. As long as your heart is beating, you still have time & an opportunity. I’m he important part is don’t miss this opportunity or it will be worse down the road. 

Congrats on being sober, surviving cancer & battling through all the turmoil. A lot haven’t been as fortunate. God has a given you another chance & for a purpose. A man isn’t measured by his falls, but rather his recoveries. Welcome to MG & let’s do this together!!

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+2 

+2 

Great intro , honest and real thats what we like here , dont be intimidiated , your home. Ask away.  Welcome 

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First and foremost welcome to

First and foremost welcome to MG brother!

2nd the answer is never found in the nottom of a bottle! 

3rd it's never too late for a change!

4th don't be or feel intimidated! We are a tight knit group that are here to help and motivate each other. Not tear each other down!

5th the only stupid question is the question not asked! 

6th this site is not only about steroid use. Morale support, healthy lifestyle, and much more.

7th if you don't understand an acronym or shorthand just ask! 

8th friend request is sent. My door is always open!

Lastly congrats on the sobriety. It's a work in progress every moment of each and every day!

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So, Rangers can count... to 8

So, Rangers can count... to 8 At least ;-)

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21 if I'm naked lol

21 if I'm naked lol

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I will take your word for it

I will take your word for it BIA!! Lol

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I have video to prove it!

I have video to prove it!

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No way.... send it to SF or

No way.... send it to SF or it didn’t happen!!!

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It had to be an expensive

It had to be an expensive shot to get since they had to use a special camera only used in microbiology settings to catch a decent picture of that 21st didget.

 

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Great intro, and congrats on

Great intro, and congrats on getting sober :) 

 in good hands here, and welcome to mg!

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Welcome, trust me. I was

Welcome, trust me. I was unfamiliar with everything also. The brothers helped me alot with what i was currently doing. They are so willing to help you in any way without negativity. Be honest and upfront and the Mg family will guide you in whatever direction you would like, with the correct information and completely sturn and qhats right and wrong.

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Welcome.

Welcome.

Iron Sharpens Iron. You are here for us as much as we are here for you.

 

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Let me commend you for being

Let me commend you for being there for yourself, you can see the future looking brighter.  Self discipline, drive and faith.  You've found a great bunch of people here with lots of experience and open arms.  Welcome

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Welcome Brother!

Welcome Brother!

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Welcome and know you're in

Welcome and know you're in good hands with the MG gang! Everyone is phenomenal and some of the most supportive people I have the honor of knowing

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+3 to everyone here for

+3 to everyone here for showing thst MG love!

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X2 from me.

X2 from me.

It might not be love but it sure is a huge expression of support that is very common at MG!

 

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Love, support... same thing ;

Love, support... same thing ;)

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Here's a plus 2 for you, D :)

Here's a plus 2 for you, D :)

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That’s what separates us!!

That’s what separates us!!

ps... I think SF is trying to be nice so you send him the video! LOL

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He can’t send me the video

He can’t send me the video because the sight is FUBAR! ;)

 

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:))) LOL

:))) LOL

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You're all a bunch of lucky

You're all a bunch of lucky bastards! 

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Thanks

I appreciate the encouragement. 

 

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YOU seem like a guy that

YOU seem like a guy that might join The family. Let me reccomend picking an avatar and completing your profile to help us recognize  you more through your posts. Pleasure to hear from you and hope to see you active in the forums. Welcome!

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Welcome and good intro.

Welcome and good intro.

You have friend request from some of the guys who have given me fantastic help and advice and I know they will do the same for you.

Glad you have you and I look forward to hearing about your progress.

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congrats on crushing cancer

congrats on crushing cancer and being sober brother. Went through an addiction myself and it was tough. With the help of my wife and the gym I got my head on straight and have done nothing but succeed since I kicked the habit. Welcome to a great community. I'm fairly green here myself and find myself reading great info all day in my down times. Stick around and you'll definitely reap some benefits. I'm sure of it!

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Congratulations

and welcome to the family. i know I am partial...but this truly is the greatest group of people you will ever encounter. I'm glad you joined us!