Over the last couple of years I have felt my libido slip away from me month after month. Since I turned 33, to be exact. At first it started with me simply becoming tired quicker. I seemed to have lost my 'Get up and go'. I couldn't play with my son as much as I wanted to. I just couldn't pull out that extra gallon of energy to see myself through the day.
My wife was convinced it was my job. However even after switching it up, I was still the same. Shortly thereafter the inevitable happened. I started losing interest in sex. Not the act, mind you, just the urge to want to. I used to be as horny as the next guy. You know the type who will go after it at a drop of the hat.
Now weeks would go by before I officially actually 'wanted' it. It would take more than the passing of words to get me all riled up. Normal methods lost their effect. I just simply could not get excited about it. After I noticed there was a problem I decided it was time to figure out just what was going on.
It's a hard fact to take but men’s testosterone levels drop 1% every year in there mid 30's. It robs us of muscle mass and sexual libido. The older you get the more testosterone you lose. Simple math. We also know that there are truckloads of miracle pills out there that claim to restore lost testosterone. Nine times out of ten this will simply drain you of not only your testosterone, but your wallet as well. A doctor can easily check your testosterone levels and see if a prescription is right for you. I would highly suggest the latter rather than pumping your body with over the counter remedies. These pills can often spin a huge web of side effects, some of them being long term. So please take extreme caution and consult with a doctor before doing anything hasty.
There is an alternative though. It may not be easy as taking a pill or receiving a shot but it works just the same. I read up on this problem and one constant always stuck out. Many doctors and medical journals suggest a change in diet and exercise may help increase libido. That coupled with a good night’s rest should help you see results over time as long as you stick with it. So, me being a little more than weary of hospitals and the lot, I decided to try this solution on for size in the beginning of September
I started as easy as you please. I simply cut out my fast food lunches and replaced them with a variety of vegetables and fruits. At first my body rejected this new change and I longed for a greasy cheese burger and some fries. However, as the weeks went by it started to become a routine. I started noticing that the pounds were falling off. This gave me a sense of pride and frankly I was glad to see my “beer gut” dwindle.
Oh, that’s another huge thing I cut back on: drinking beer. I swear, that alone lost me 5 pounds. You have to look at it like this: beer is liquid bread. You drink a six pack and you just devoured a loaf and a half of bread. Hopefully you see my point.
In a couple of months I went from 210 to 195. I also felt this spark starting to come back. This extra spring in my step. At first I thought it was all in my head until I decided to start exercising more.
Now when I say exercise more, I really mean just exercise. You see, I haven't done any types of work outs since high school I think. I just never saw the point. So needless to say, working out for me was a hell of a lot harder than cutting back on beer and fast food.
I started off as slow as I could, mainly not to kill myself. I just worked out to one of my wife’s “Boot camp' videos. I quickly found out the hard way just how out of shape I was. I couldn't go 10 minutes. By the end of the first day I had a new found respect for my wife. Seriously, that shit is hard.
Anyways I stuck with it. I pushed myself to make it to 20 minutes, then 30 and so on and so on. Now, this is called building stamina. Trust me when I say this: this, my friends, comes in very handy in the bedroom. Once you discover that, your libido is through the damn roof.
Being able to keep up with your own partner’s sexual drive is great. Being able to push it over the top is utter magic. This drove me forward to work out harder and longer. Before I knew it I felt reborn, as cheesy as it may sound.
I know most people will read this and say “I can't do that.” Trust me, just try it for a month. Just cut out all the crap you eat in a day and start pushing yourself to work out. By the end of 30 days you'll start to feel the difference and the clock will start to roll back. I honestly didn't think it would make a difference, but I'm here to tell you it does.
You will notice the fire start to rekindle inside of you. Your partner will surely notice once it's back. That's motivation enough for me to keep going. Whatever helps motivate me, I'm going to do it. I have been at it for a few months now. I lost well over 20 pounds. I feel great and our sex has improved tenfold. So, please do me a favor and give this a chance before you pick up the phone and call that 800 number. Besides, changing your way of life is free.