Ahoy thar, mateys.
Long time lurker, first time poster here, so be gentle. Thought I'd start a log to hold myself accountable to the good people of the internet (and myself). It's also quite nice to be able to quickly look up what you've been doing in the past if you don't have your paper log with you.
A little background first, in case all of you trainspotters out there care. I'm 29, turning 30 in a couple of months. Got 2 kids - one girl that's nearly 2, and a wee little girl that's 8 weeks this coming weekend. Just with those two finding time to work out is tough, and in addition I have my job (trauma nurse (male) working evenings - 3 to 10) and some schooling going on part time. Time is of the essence, you might say.
I work out in my basement, got a Bodysolid power cage and all the things I need (almost). Still lacking somewhere proper to do dips - as a substitution I'm using a couple of trees with heavy duty branches. Gets it done, sort of. Often when I'm working out my 2 year old daughter is with me, which is both fun and annoying at the same time. Gets a bit heavy when you almost hit her in the head with the bar squatting
I'm also verbose. Overly so, but what the hell. Used to work out alot, but got fat and sedentary when we had our first kid. It's high time getting back into it, so I'm starting low and working my way back up. Used to squat 140 and press 80-ish kilos (my 2 favorite exercises), but I'm starting from the beginning and leaving my ego at the door.
1m89cm tall, 111 kg heavy (way too much fat, my wife is a wonderful baker)
Currently started 5/3/1 with focus on leaning out and a long term plan - no short term goals except "keep on trucking". Started squatting like I've never done it before, at 55 kg, to get my motor skills back.
Squat: 55 kg
Bench: 60 kg
Press: 40 kg
Deadlift: 80 kg
Keeping it simple, using time as my friend. 5/3/1 is also perfect because sometimes I need to finish a workout hella fast because both kids are going nuts and my wife has a look of certain murder in her eyes. I love her.