Frosty - That bit about
the bronze statue almost cost me another keyboard! I nearly spit my coffee all over it. At least I can wipe off the monitors. . .
On the other hand, at your age, I'd say "Go for it!" I was able to retain my muscle definition way into my 50's, and now at 70, I still have avoided the typical apple or pear-shaped American physique. It isn't easy as you get older, but whatever the outcome, be confident that it will be better than you would have been had you not gotten back into fitness.
I was never a big man, only being about
5'8" tall, but having gone through Army basic training with the 101st Airborne at age 23, I toughened up and never wanted to lose it. Good luck with that. Age will always win. All we can do is fight a holding action. I wish somebody would hold my gut in, as I've added a couple if inches in the last couple of years.
I've been following (mostly) a low-fat diet for almost 35 years, adding low-sodium about
10 years ago. The diet is driven by other medical conditions, not my fitness quest, but I think it has helped. I do eat some "junk" but mostly good, healthy foods. I have been able to keep my weight within a 5-8 pound range for years, but I am about
15 pounds heavier than I'd like.
I imagine it helps that I have been on TRT for about
5 years now, before, during and after RT for PCa. This was necessitated due to very symptomatic adult-onset hypogonadism. It was a real trick to find the right team of docs to manage that along with RT and all, but it can be done.
I have also been a 5 days/week gym rat for decades. I also ran/jogged for over 30 years, but now my knees refuse the impact. Since I am small, and at the advice of my cardiologist, I do not lift heavy. I use light weights at high reps. Before work in the early AM, I do free weights and floor exercises (think Basic Training - push-ups, etc.), then after work I do 30-40 minutes of cardio, either on a treadmill or elliptical. At the moment, that's all I have time for.
I don't know if I am up for any sort of "competition" with others, but I am more than willing to join the group and help hold each other accountable for following our plans and monitoring results.
Just don't drop the iron!
Age 68 at Dx
PSA history: 2000-2012 0.9-1.2; 06/2012 started T replacement
2013-2015 3.0-3.3 (new normal); 11/2015 4.6; 05/2016 5.7
Biopsy: 12-core biopsy 07/2016; 3 cores G3+3, 5% or less; 1 core 3+4, 15%; 1 core HGPIN; 2% of gland involved. Summary G3+4.
CyberKnife SBRT with Dr. Hirsch; start 11/15/16, finish 11/23
Post Edited (Paxton) : 1/3/2018 8:55:08 AM (GMT-7)