Feats of Strength

Reached a milestone in my weight lifting routine this morning. I can now bench press 75 percent of my body weight.

And this isn't something I struggle to do once. I can do three sets of ten reps with a 60 second break between each set.

For most people blessed with muscle mass, this may not be amazing accomplishment. But since I've spent most of my life looking like a toothpick, this is a miracle. I have a hard time building muscle mass and even a harder time keeping it. Physically, this is the best I've looked in eight years.

Now it's time to up the bench press by five pounds.

I hope my arms can take it.