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    I was that guy..

    You know the type, a bit overweight, smoker, alcoholic. I suffer the frequent night terrors of ptsd and have used it as an excuse to not make any changes in my life.
    I've been a lurker for a long time, and about a month ago decided to start training at a gym.

    I can't say it's changed my life, too early to tell but I will tell you it has enhanced it. I'm in more physical discomfort than I've been in a long time yet mentally feel better than I have in years. I've put down the booze and smokes and picked up gloves instead. I couldn't have asked for more when I found this gym. I'm learning bjj, muay Thai and wrestling and find myself wishing I could be in class over any other activity. I've lost some weight already and feel like a million bucks.

    While I may be a bit over my prime, starting mma at 24 I do intend to push myself as far as I can in the sport, maybe one day I'll be good enough to compete.

    I just want to say thank you bullshido, you and your members have inspired me to go beyond the excuses and try to make something of my life, well played.

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    Welcome to Bullshido. Congratulations on making a decision to improve yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Howler View Post
    You know the type, a bit overweight, smoker, alcoholic. I suffer the frequent night terrors of ptsd and have used it as an excuse to not make any changes in my life.
    I've been a lurker for a long time, and about a month ago decided to start training at a gym.

    I can't say it's changed my life, too early to tell but I will tell you it has enhanced it. I'm in more physical discomfort than I've been in a long time yet mentally feel better than I have in years. I've put down the booze and smokes and picked up gloves instead. I couldn't have asked for more when I found this gym. I'm learning bjj, muay Thai and wrestling and find myself wishing I could be in class over any other activity. I've lost some weight already and feel like a million bucks.

    While I may be a bit over my prime, starting mma at 24 I do intend to push myself as far as I can in the sport, maybe one day I'll be good enough to compete.

    I just want to say thank you bullshido, you and your members have inspired me to go beyond the excuses and try to make something of my life, well played.
    Great job Jack! Keep being awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Howler View Post
    While I may be a bit over my prime, starting mma at 24 I do intend to push myself as far as I can in the sport, maybe one day I'll be good enough to compete.
    I started Judo when I was 31. I'd give less significant bodyparts to have started when I was 24.
    You'll be fine, mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Howler View Post
    While I may be a bit over my prime, starting mma at 24 I do intend to push myself as far as I can in the sport, maybe one day I'll be good enough to compete.
    Welcome to Bullshido.

    Your prime starts when you want it to.

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    While I may be a bit over my prime, starting mma at 24 I do intend to push myself as far as I can in the sport, maybe one day I'll be good enough to compete.
    24? You're a fucking baby. Unless you want to break into the UFC, in which you're way too old to just be starting if you don't have Earnie Shavers power.

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