The benefits of the first week were an end to lower back pain (souvenir of my first career in archaeology), general limberness, a feeling of well being, and greater confidence. These are all great reasons to continue. I hope I remember them well when the typical entropy sets in at the end of a work day. Oh yeah, and if your muscles ache after the first week (ache now, not scream with agony...you probably did something wrong there, tore something, and really should get that checked out, it's probably not bodily fake news), that's good. Muscle mass builds when muscles are torn down and rebuilt ... and that aches.
Good luck to you if you're in the same boat. Keep moving. See you at the gym.
For the previous post, which kicks off this new round, see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2017/04/adventures-in-fitness-23-one-guys.html