....after a 12 year hiatus I'm back to tossing iron. Why the 12 year layoff? Some pencil necked moron rear ended me at 40mph while I was stopped at a red light.
I just started again after 12 years also, but my hiatus was the result of stumbling down the aisle with the greatest woman I've ever met. Don't get me wrong, it's not all bliss! I get to hunt and fish more than anybody I know, but I did have to make some concessions so I wouldn't get kicked to the curb right away! Hanging out at the bar, playing in a men's softball league and being a gym rat all got put on the very back burner.
Anyway, she had this wild idea that we needed to join a gym and get ourselves in better shape back when everybody else was making new year's resolutions, so I did some research and we joined a gym back in mid-January! I get there 5-6 days a week and she hasn't been there yet! I think she just wanted me to get back to lifting so that I would look like the stud she fell in love with all those years ago, to be honest!
My problem is I felt great around 200 pounds, but she's Italian and a really good cook! When I joined the gym I was 229 and now I have plateaued at 220, so I have a ways to go.
I think the important thing, as some of us are older now (I'll be 50 soon), is that everybody should work at their own speed. We are just doing what we still can and every day it's a little more than yesterday!
Good luck, guys!