Sorry about pulling you in Tom. You just happen to be a hyperbolic example. You had no prior martial arts training. You didn't work on a farm or construction, etc. for any amount of heavy lifting. You were just Joe normal guy.
Rob, I reject your apology :-P because I have no problem being pulled into this. I'm interested in watching my own progress, too, as an experiment, exactly because of where I started. Even the first time you met me I was already putting some things together. Before that I could not tell the difference between aiki and not-aiki, I could not control or sense my own body enough to stand still, much less move with connection or intention. My body was wired to either noodle or muscle, and I had no technique, timing, or positional skills.