Goal: Stave off the effects of aging, lose weight, improve cardio and strength, return to some form of ma/mma training. About Me: I started college a year ago, turned 51 in January, & have 2 sons, 9 & 18. I have a pretty decent background as far as athletic activity goes- lifting weights, running, training in various martial arts; but like most guys my age, I've done less (or nothing!) as I've aged. Most of my friends near my age have some combination of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, gout, or worse. I really don't want to join in their (lack of) health discussions, so I'm going to do what I can to restore my body to a lean, mean love machine. :icon_chee The Plan: I've actually begun to execute my plan. Three weeks ago I stopped drinking my usual 3-6 beers a day, started drinking lots of water, put myself on a decent diet, and started taking suppliments. I started alternate day exercising with Joe Moreira's BJJ workout & conditioning tape, Bas Rutten's audio series, and a "300" type workout. I can't even get through a complete workout yet, but I've gone from 205 lbs to 195 lbs (at 5'10"), and already feel much more energetic. I also started hitting a heavy bag a few days a week. Today will be my first day lifting weights in over 10 years and will post it when I come back in. I've been walking and running and will start logging that here too. Open to any suggestions, hope this isn't too freakin boring.