Luckily, I found a place that let me join for $10 up front and $20 per month. It seems pretty legit except there are currently no trainers on staff so I'm kind of on my own. I got the membership last night, walked a mile then. Today I went and walked briskly for 15 minutes and then went over to lift.
Well, I tried to lift. I attempted to do squats but couldn't do them with any weight so I just did bodyweight squats. I felt kind of dumb just doing bodyweight squats in front of the mirror but I have alot of body weight to be squatting I guess. I'm the equivalent of a 185lb man carrying roughly 275 lbs. My legs are already a little tender.
Then hit up the bench press, which is one of the few lifts I have experience with, albeit from a long time ago. I started with an empty bar, then added 50 lbs (total of 95lbs) to start myself off slow. I wasn't to failure at the end of the third set (which is good because I don't have a spotter) but I was feeling it pretty good.
After I wiped everything down, I went and weighed in...
I've walked about 3 miles , did that little weight-lifting workout and was pretty on-top of my meals for the past week and it paid off.
I have a buddy at work who is really big into working out, I think I might ask him to come workout sometime soon (Charter lets you bring a guest each and every time you workout, which is also cool since my wife will want to come walk on the treadmill now and then) and see if I can get some pointers from him as far as lifting goes. I'm also reading a book called Starting Strength which is teaching me alot about the proper postures and what NOT to do when lifting. I'll post a mini-review on it when I finish it.
There are a couple other outdoors bloggers who mentioned putting together a "fat fisherman club" so be on the lookout for it if things come together.
Anybody else start up a new workout routine lately?