Well, for the last two and a half years, I have half-assed it. Time to get back into the gym, and take it seriously. I've kind of floated in and out over the last 30 months. I need to readjust.
May 2006, I moved to Charlotte and joined a gym immediately. I was about 210 pounds. I was about 16% body fat. I had a bench press of 315 for 6 reps, and could squat about 365 to my calves for reps. Not world class numbers, but life wasn't bad for a recently divorced 30-something. I had a girlfriend who was good to me, and a new job, and a boss that gave me a great opportunity to succeed.
September 2009, I'm still a member of the same gym. I weigh about 250 pounds. My body fat is up about 22%. My bench press is down, about 225 for 8. Squats are basically a mulligan, as I am starting over. Life is still not bad. I now have a fiance who is good to me, the same job, and a new boss.
I think it's fairly obvious what needs to be addressed. As I get older, and my body continues to lower it's natural production of testosterone, the extra weight and lack of physical exercise certainly haven't helped things in this respect.
Once again, I have decided to take up the iron for the transformation of my body. My goal this time is to transform some of the inner Skuhn as well...