Since I'm at least 10 years past the entry criteria for this forum, I figured this would be the best place to start a workout log.
Background: I've been lifting for about 12 months, having started with a 5x5 program for about 5 months, followed by my current 5/3/1 routine for the past 7. Prior to that I've never really lifted seriously, although I did fool myself into thinking that I was accomplishing something with 90lb. deadlifts.
I've always had strong legs (before my knees started to give out I jogged pretty regularly), a protruding gut, and no discernible upper-body development. After the past year of exercise I now have stronger legs, roughly the same gut, and at least some muscles above the waist.
As I've said to various people before, I'm old enough that I have no illusions that I'll ever be stupid strong, but if I can keep improving a little each month I'm going to be happy with it.
I've just finished the first week of Cycle VIII on the 5/3/1 program, so my next post will be the details of that week. Thanks for reading, and I'm open to whatever advice seems helpful.