Very cool forum. I'm 37 and used to lift since 8th grade until a few years into college everyday. We only lifted for power focusing on football. When I was 18 I could squat 550 and control press 350. (like 375 just maxing out in gym)
When I quit playing ball and just focused on school I stopped lifting. I was 6 '1 and 225 when I played ball and was active. I went up to around 240 for about 10 years and stayed active with the kids.
About a year ago I gave my dad a kidney and all went great. I just have had less energy and packed on some pounds, Im at like 270 now.
All in the gut! So I have began lifting again at school and working with the medicine balls. I'm up to around 280 on my bench, which would be good if I wasn't all ballooned up. I just remember how much I like lifting everyday and how much more energy I have. I'm hoping I can work on my diet and add in more cardio. We don't have an actual gym at school, just a bench and some dumb bells. I'm hoping to talk the principal into getting some better equipment next year.
So my goals are to have my weight go down, bench go up, and energy go up.