Lack of consistency - one way to describe my "road to fitness". Started lifting at 16 pero mostly due to the fear of getting bullied in school. Ended up being a weekend thing after realizing school ain't that bad if you know how to deal with people. Then started getting excuses...vices and all that s**t when you're young. Got back into lifting last 2012 after being rushed to the hospital 5 times in one month. Diagnosed pre hypertension. Ended up stopping again because I lost my drive(2 30 lb DBs just won't cut it if I wanted to progress). After moving to our new house, that's when I started investing in more equipments. That's when the progress started. I ran a modified version of the SL 5x5 combined with Reg Parks 5x5. Progress was good...started with unloaded bar with 5 lb increments. before you knew it, I ran out of plates again. Now here I go again, with 350 lb of plates total...now I'm pretty sure this'll last me a while.