In the journey to be a higher value man, I took stock of my physical presentation.
The impetus for change
A DEXA body fat scan revealed a slow, upward trend of body fat accumulation in the last 18 months. It's clear that my physical fitness routine and diet are not keeping me as lean as I prefer.
I decided to change my physical fitness routine from primarily relying on vinyasa yoga to weight lifting.
Part of this transition to weight lifting included the acknowledgement that my testosterone levels were probably not optimal given my age of 41 years.
Signing up with a clinic
Florida Alternative Medicine offers web-based/telemedicine hormone replacement therapy.
I signed up online. Within 24 hours, I was starting the on-boarding process.
I was directed to have a physical. My insurance pays for a routine physical each year so that didn't cost me out-of-pocket.
I was then given an order to have blood drawn for labs. A quick call to my insurance provider confirmed 100% coverage for the testing without a cap on the benefit.
So far, I haven't paid a dime yet out of pocket for the physical and the hormone testing.
The starting point
The testing results indicated my t-level being 385 ng/mL. The normal range for a 30 year old male is about 900 ng/mL.
Based on this analysis, I decided to pursue hormone optimization.
Injecting testosterone cypionate and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)
Twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday mornings, I inject both testosterone cypionate and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).
This process takes less than five minutes and is relatively painless.
It's easy to do just like brushing and flossing.
It's been four months and I feel better than ever. I sleep deeply. I'm getting leaner and much stronger in the gym.
These are visible results to the naked eye.
If you're on the fence, don't wait another day. Get your levels checked.