Hey guys after yet another long, long time away from this site I'm back! This time it's not so much from laziness or no training it's from the extortionate price of broadband internet in Australia! Only just got the net on after finding a deal worth the dollars!
So an update...
I'm now working as a Registered Nurse on an Oncology (Cancer) and Haematology (Blood Disorders etc) ward in Hobart, Tasmania. I've been training a little but the shift work hours have been getting me all out of whack! So at this point I'm not lifting regularly but I'm riding, playing Basketball and Volleyball and if my pedometer is correct walking between 6 and 8 kilometres per shift depending if I ride or park and walk to work and I'm working on my flexibility using a stretching DVD from a "Beach Body" program called P90X which I borrowed from a friend, the program itself is a bit odd but the stretching is a 55 minute full body routine which feels pretty good! I've dropped from 122kg to 112kg since the start of March and my standing jump has improved by 5cm without weight training!
The good news is I have got some weights for home, a Barbell, DBs, 100kg of plates, a bench press bench and my dad and I are assembling my squat rack tomorrow, so Thursday I'm FINALLY going to start Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength (I know, there's no need for DBs, but my mate gave them to me for free with 20kg of plates so I can at least use them to keep my smaller plates tidy!!! lol) keep playing sports, increasing flexibility, riding my bike and do some running on my off days. I plan to use the ExRx forum properly this time to track my progress n weight loss and strength gains, maybe not at the same time but eventually one will take over from the other, I hope! My goals are to get below 100kg, be able to squat 100kg and bench 80kg for 3x5 and dead lift 100kg for 1x5, get my standing jump from its current 55cm to 60cm in 12 weeks and be able to jog the whole length (2.5km) of the route I walk my dogs without stopping to walk. If I succeed I'll set new targets, if I fail I'll keep these targets for another 6 - 12 weeks or until I achieve them! My long term goal is to get into a good rhythm and make it a stable life long exercise regime, something I haven't had since I was 18!
Oh and I've FINALLY got my diet under control, 4 to 5 meals a day, reasonably stable balance of carbs, proteins and fats and HEAPS more fruit and veg than I used to eat! Feeling heaps better for it too!
Anyway, thanks to anyone who read the entire post!