When I pulled into Phoenix three years ago, I had a year of sobriety, a year out of detox, and a year of lifting weights under my belt.
My first two orders of business upon arrival was one: to join a gym and two: to get my aging ass on TRT, testosterone replacement therapy.
I joined LA Fitness that day and started asking around for doctor referrals immediately thereafter.
My thinking at the time was there is no way a 71 year old, fat, drunken, drug abuser whose best days were behind him, didn’t need a little help from his friends.
Friends meaning the pharmaceutical industry. We have a looooong history.
Yeah, I had put on some muscle in the year since my release, but I had done some homework on testosterone and knew I could add even more muscle and maybe even get my body fat levels pretty low.
I got a lot of anecdotal reviews from friends and acquaintances, all of which were positive. That was three years and forty five pounds ago.
But that was then.
My body fat levels today are at 15% and headed even lower.
I am, at 74 years old, lean and muscular. My blood work is spectacular. My endurance is that of a teenager.
My fasting glucose levels are 87, down from 130.
My blood pressure is 116 over 70.
And of course, my weight. On August 14, 2016, the day I entered detox, I tipped the scales at 230 pounds. I lost a small person.
So, was it the TRT? No, I couldn’t afford it. It was way out my financial reach then and I’m glad I never got on it, because once you do, you can’t get off of it.
My success came from good old fashioned smart eating, plenty of cardio and taking my iron pills. (Lifting weights)
My financial situation forced me into a Spartan lifestyle that not only saved my life, but also gave me a new body and a new outlook.
I have absolutely no testosterone related issues whatsoever. I have plenty of stamina and drive and can give anyone fifty years my junior a literal run for their money.
And as far as that libido thing goes, ladies, you are not off the hook….yet. 🙂