At 37 years old, 233lbs and a +/- 28 BMI I've finally had enough of the sedentary lifestyle.
I was invited to go to the gym with my much younger brother-in-law and was embarrassed by my pathetic performance. I've read a number of posts from experienced lifters and frankly my 1RM wouldn't even qualify for your warm-up sets.
As a result I've spent the last month during spare moments lurking the T-Nation forums and reading articles. I spent two weeks logging everything I ate and found too many problems with my diet to count.
Last week I started working towards more healthy eating habits and have been logging those as well. I've looked at picture after picture and watched video of exercises to try to learn them and have practiced them using light or no weight to try to get the feel.
I've written down my short, medium, and long-term goals and compared them to workout templates and their expected results to create a plan that seems best suited to me. I've talked to my wife and kids and have their full support. Is there anything obvious that I'm missing?