So it's been 2.5 years since I last posted in here, seems almost a lifetime ago! The day after my last post my wife had a miscarriage and I stopped lifting as I threw myself into restoring an old car as part of my grieving process which took over my Garage! A couple of weeks ago I finally cleaned up my garage and got my equipment back out and started lifting again!
The last 18 months I have been on a fairly amazing journey! I'm now a father, my first child, a little girl named Iris, was born on the 4th of August 2010, as she started moving around in March/April 2011 I realised how unfit and overweight I was! I was about to turn 30 and at 6 feet tall I'd let myself balloon up to 123kg! So I started taking notice of what I ate, within 4 weeks I was 115kg, then in June I started a couch to 5k program and the weight continued to fall off and I've gone from not being able to run for 1 min to this week I've made it to 8k in 47 minutes! I'm now 97kg and I've just picked up the Iron again! I'm doing the same Starting Strength system as I was previously, though this time I've added in Chin Ups on bench/deadlift days and Pull Ups on press/power clean days and running on "off days", I'm aiming to compete in a 10k fun run in October! I can chase my little girl around for hours now and we both love it, which is good 'cause number 2 is due on the 12th of April! So I've decided to Journal this current regime here, to sort of make it more real and so I can look at this for motivation to say "You CAN squat 90kg, you've done it before, and you can do it again!"
Anyway, sorry for the novel length post, I hope to share with you all my daily training accomplishments!