Believe it or not, I'm in pretty good shape... but maybe it's because I've never really done this but a few classes about 6 years ago, but my head was in the UFC cloud, just doing it because... now is different. I went through a really tough year, one of those 'he beat me up at the bus stop' years, that changes a young boy or man; only this time, a 47 year old man felt weak like his big ass never felt. Please help if you can. I quit drinking about 5 months ago, yeah, had the 'big talk' with my inner self, that's over. Started lifting again 5 months ago, am even doing deadlifts & squats like there's no tomorrow. Two lifts I avoided my entire life for ridiculous reasons... no more back pain, wouldn't you know. Almost ran a 10k with my wife this morning but it was so freaking cold, she convinced me it wasn't worth it. I'm not a runner, don't enjoy running, but do it for the mental & physical benefits (#GOGGINS). Went from 6'2" 230 to just under 200lbs. I feel fantastic, lotta yoga/stretching and just plain hitting those freaking weights every freaking day. I am jealous of young people because they have the internet, with all of these motivational speakers, lifting coaches (#jeffCavalier) for instance... that dude showed me so much I was doing wrong. Anyway... just giving you some background of where I am at. Needless to say, with all of these pluses on my side... I'm still APPREHENSIVE. Would love to hear from some older dudes like me.