This is a copy of a reply from the workout thread, hope folks dont mind the extra post as I am seeking a little more specific advice and having its own thread might get more replies, maybe...
Hey guies looking for some advice here. I'm 40 and just starting nursing school
this fall '11. I am 5'9" 272lbs (just got my mandatory physical) and very sedentary as most of my spare time now is sitting infront of the pc or drawing. Now, WAY back in the day I wrestled for 4yrs in highschool and worked out alot then, but even then i was between 160-170lbs, I have never been "small" if you will. And now I am searching for some advice on getting back into shape, slowly. Also, important to note, i am currently unemployed, uninsured, but I am very fortunate to have a loving and supporting family that will back me up on most anything I do (especially if it will get me out of their house and into my own asap
So, again, I am looking for some advice for a routine that a 40 yr old, overweight male can do at home. I dont have lots of $ to go throwing around, but I also believe its willpower more than $ that will get you in shape.
My main concerns are 1) boredome, need some variety in the routine. 2) potential self injury, i'm no where near as young as i use to be, and as I said, I'm very much out of shape atm. Also dont think the ladies staffing the nursing school would have much sympathy for me trying to call out because I pulled something and can barley move, etc, etc. 3) I start nursing school in about 4 weeks so I would like to start building the "habit" of working out now.
I have done some searching on the web and there are 1 million and 1 websites for working out, and 2x as many that will build you muscle "in record time" as well as "add 6inches to your penis" if you just send them your credit card number now... Could anyone recomend a site, or a "routine" heck, even a XL worksheet for tracking your daily work out, ill take any advice at the moment.
Well, thanks for listening, I have to go do a 1mile walk now, trying to do that 1-2 times a day everyday, get my fat butt out from infront of the pc when the weather permits.
See you in school soon