So where to go from here? Right now, I'm going to the gym 2-3 times a week for an hour and taking an Aikido class on the weekends.
One thing I've noticed is that while my stamina/conditioning has increased a great deal, I still don't have as much as I'd like. I'd like to run a marathon by the end of the year, but I'm nowhere near that fit yet.
My weight has been stable at 215 for the last year. This has been very frustrating - especially as I know I'm losing fat, because my strength has increased a huge amount in the process. I'd like to get down to 175 or so in the next year. This seems 'reasonable', but at the same time, unattainable with my current level of effort.
Finally, flexibility - I haven't found a lot of consistent resources for training this, and I've never been able to touch my toes. I've got oodles and oodles of leg strength and speed. This is something I'd like to work towards, but it's further down on the priorities list.
I'm thinking that if I do enough training for the marathon and get my conditioning back that I might be able to drop my weight at the same time, but based on people's recommendations, I think I have to pick up my exercise pace to basically be 2-3 hours of cardio a night to do this. This seems excessive. Thoughts, suggestions, good advice, bad advice?
Raw data in spoiler.
Squat Press (1RM): 310 lbs
Pushups in 2 minutes: 23
Situps in 2 minutes: 38
Weight: 210 - 215 lbs
1 mile run: 12:15