Well, in this time around, I've only been able to (really) work out again for the past 2.5 years, and I've really made a lot of improvements in the little over a year that I've been doing the 12 week training programs here at RJ. I still have a bunch to go, but when I consider that I was really not able to exercise for about 5 years, and dealing with a middle aged metabolism, I think I'm doing okay. I know that I'm a lot stronger and have better muscle tone. I can do more push ups and ab work than I used to, so I know that at least I've got functional strength even if it's not as apparent on the outside.
More cardio needed! I'm hoping by the end of the summer to feel more comfortable with how I look, and I'm hoping by next summer to look good enough to have a photo that would inspire someone to hot list me.