Two Years Into TRT I’m Down 25 Pounds and Feel 10 Years Younger
In my mid-30s I traveled a lot for my job as an executive at a biotech company. I was always tired post-trip, but still found energy to play with my two young children when I got home
But once I turned 38, I was hit with extreme fatigue. Instead of it taking one good night’s sleep for me to bounce back post-trip, it was now taking a few days.
Over the next five years, I grew more and more exhausted. I would start my day with two to three cups of coffee and a fourth in the afternoon. Once the caffeine wore off, the crash hit me like an avalanche.
I was a regular at the gym in my 20’s and early 30’s, but given my low energy levels in my late 30’s and early 40’s, I was only getting there once a week. My bench press suffered, dropping from 250 for an easy 10-rep set, down to 175 for a few reps.
I’d always eaten clean, even while traveling, choosing to eat lean meats, fruits, and veggies, over sugary foods and carbs. But as my energy sank, I found it hard to resist pasta (my Achilles’ heel) and other high-carb foods. I’d often overindulge and eat more than one serving at a time
As a result, my weight crept up—from 200 pounds in my late thirties to 230 by age 43.
Between constant exhaustion, work stress, and caring for my children, every day felt like pushing a boulder uphill.
KNOW YOUR T
I Couldn’t Hide From Myself
One night in the Fall of 2020, I was slouched on the couch with my wife and kids watching TV. The overall exhaustion of the day caught up with me and I struggled to get off the couch and get my kids into bed.
Shortly after they went to sleep, I was scrolling on Facebook and saw an ad for Hone. It checked off every symptom I felt, including low energy and weight gain. After doing additional research on low T, I was convinced this was likely my problem.
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My Mindset Changed
It only took two months for my energy levels to come back. I also noticed physical changes like less belly fat, more muscle tone, and abs—which I hadn’t seen since my 20’s. I was more alert, engaged, and was consistently in a fantastic mood.
I started going to the gym at least four days a week. I could power through longer full-body workouts with increasing weight. My bench press shot back up to 250 and I’m able to power through additional cardio with relative ease.
I kept high-protein sources like chicken and salmon in my diet with lots of leafy greens. My focus was on eating less carbs and I made sure to cut out those large pasta dishes—and second helpings—and the weight fell off me very quickly.
Two years into TRT and I feel like I’m 30 again. I lost 25 pounds and now weigh 205 and my workouts are easier and more efficient than ever before. I feel stronger than I have in over a decade and I’m happy with my physical appearance and increased mental acuity.
Now when I get home from any business trip, I have the energy to play with my kids, spend time with my wife, and take care of myself.