I've decided that I'm tired of being out of shape, clumsy, or at least clumsy for my standard. I want to surpass where I once was, I want to surpass my old man, and I want to maintain whatever results I achieve. Believe it or not I'm quite nervous about posting this Thread, I'm terrified of failing but I need to try something that will help me conquer my laziness. Perhaps starting a thread will give enough incentive to stick with the program and Stop procrastinating, by far my worst trait. I can find an excuse to put off just about any task to a much, much, much later date. Starting weight 220 lb Hight 5'10" Max Bench (past) 245lb Max squats 300lb Old man Max bench 300lb Max squats 545lb Max front squats 300lb My main focus will be core exercises which I bloody hate but also my weakest area and the reason I injured my lower back and quit all physical activity. I will also start martial arts again. I have a punch card for Aikido I need to use up, I believe I have 8 classes left. Looking forward to being done with this particular dojo and moving on to the next dojo that I found more practical. I will also be starting taijutsu in January once or twice a week. The obstacles The main obstacles being me The gym, I really have no reason for my current physical appearance. When I was in high school, the local gym in town burned down but most of the equipment was salvaged. The owner never rebuilt but held on to the equipment in storage, my old man found out and made him an offer. We ended up with a lot of training gear at a very reasonable price. Over the years we added to the equipment, however when I stopped working out, our makeshift gym became a storage area. I need to dig everything out and resurrect the gym. My job, I am an apprentice plumber however most of my experience is in industrial, commercial mechanical rooms. At the moment im unemployed, there is just no work, chances are I will have to go outside to find work which means shift work. X amout of weeks at a time working in camps. I think that covers my 3 main obstacles. I plan on starting end of January, this month is obviously no good, next month im in Hawaii until the 18th. This concludes my first entry.