I'm tired of being embarrasingly weak and I'm hoping that lifting weights and maintaining a regular exercise routine will give me a self-confidence boost.
I'm doing various weight exercises, sit ups, running and jump rope (I already get a fair amount of aerobic exercise).
To discourage myself from slacking I'll try to log my weekly bench press (which seems silly, but this is about ego and it is the ego exercise).
I'll be content with steady improvement. I started comfortably able to bench 80 pounds for three sets of 10, two weeks in and I am up to 90 pounds (easy so far). I'm pacing myself to 2.5 pounds every six days right now. I don't have any idea if that's fast, slow, attainable, unattainable, but at that rate I'd be able to comfortably bench my current weight (150) within 5 months, which seems like a reasonable goal.
I don't know anything about weight training or exercise regimens, so if anyone has any advice or knowledge I'll be glad to hear it. Just keep in mind I'm posting here instead of a fitness forum (or worse yet asking at a gym) because I'm a little sensitive about my weakness and general weightlifting ignorance, so please be nice.