I just started off again with strength training at 27, 6'1, 190 lbs. So far I have managed to go from 255 lbs (heaviest was 2 years ago at 265) down to 190 lbs, but in that transition I lost a ton of usable muscle. I also was moved from an active job at work to a sedentary job which furthered the slide and was the reason for my need to lose weight.

Today was my first day actually doing the program, and not just messing around at the gym on random machines:

Squat 3 x 5 - 115 lbs

Felt good but i feel like my knees are going too wide. I see a lot of other people keeping their legs further inwards but doing that for me causes a fair amount of discomfort. I'm also having trouble getting parallel. Could it just be that my flexibility is trash and my body is just tight? Possibly.

Press 3 x 5 - 95 lbs

I started off my first set with 65 lbs and it was way too light. I ended up putting a 25 on each side and that seemed to be just enough resistance to make it feel like a workout. I think next time I'm going to up it 20 lbs to make it more of a challenge. One thing I did notice is that my wrists were killing me on the last set. Not surprising considering I sit at a computer every day. I have lost a significant amount of mass from my wrists and forearms during my weight loss.

Deadlift 2 x 5 - 135 lbs

I started off with two 45 lb plates and even though it was too light I did my reps with it just to not put excess strain on myself today. I think I should try with 155 next time to see if that is more fitting. I never imagined that I would be able to deadlift more than I squat, and I think it may be necessary to do some serious stretching over the next couple of days until I get my flexibility in my lower body going. I also did 2 sets of this just because it was too light, next gym session i'm going to try to find a weight that's more appropriate.

I may go to a training session at Starting Strength Dallas at some point just to get some pointers on my form because right now I can tell its not as tight as it should be, I'm not squatting with the form I should. Even though I previously mentioned the discomfort, incorrect form to me is almost always a mental game. Mental toughness and drive is much harder to develop than physical strength and drive in my case (and probably others as well).