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hiv & working out/bodybuilding
      02/26/07 04:43 PM

hey everyone! i have always been a "working out," active kind of guy, and always been interested in getting bigger/more muscular, etc. i shy away from the term "bodybuilding" as for me that conjures notions of drug-enhanced muscularity that is neither smart nor healthy. since testing positive, i have had an obvious major shift in priorities. working out/getting bigger and a general healthier lifestyle has become so much more important, not only as an ego boost (personal, not public) and healthy lifestyle activity but also as something that just makes me feel good! i'm wondering if there are any other + guys out there who have experienced the same shift in priority and mentality? i'd like to use this thread as a place to exchange ideas, talk about supplements, etc., and how it all relates mentally and physically to being hiv+. right now i'm on atripla (taken once a day) and bactrin (taken m, w, f) to prevent pneumonia. my numbers are great, and i'm very healthy. my doctor has done somersaults over my progress! he's an amazing man with endless amounts of patience, knowledge and caring, and i've talked with him specifically about taking supplements. he says there isn't any supplementation that can hurt me, taken correctly.
with that said, i'm doing:
• a daily multi-vitamin
• protein shake each morning and evening, usually combined with orange juice or milk, some sort of fruit, and a teaspoon of creatine
• 5 grams of l-glutamine daily in the form of 10 chewable tablets
my workout routine is pretty simple:
• a body part a day, 4-5 days a week
• great attention to proper physical and mental rest
i'd love to hear from some of you out there on the same path!
~ wcpd (windycitypozdude)

i have hiv, hiv does NOT have me!

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