After starting last year with a few things that helped take a few lbs off, I decided this year that I need to convert the rest (well, as much as possible). I talked to a buddy at work and together we are starting the Starting Strength program Monday after work. I joined a gym last week, he is a member of the franchise, just needs to get his transfered over to the same gym. He is now reading over the book, getting a better idea of what all is involved and what to expect.Now, I was figuring that do the program just as outlined for about 6-8 weeks, just the squats, presses (bench and standing), deads and clean before adding more onto the program. Is that a good idea or should they be tacked on from the get go? I was thinking doing it that way will provide a way to transition into the gym atmosphere better (for lack of better words) and not to be overworked right way, and concentrate on the core stuff mainly. Is that the best way to go about it? I also thought about adding some cardio twice a week in about 3 weeks (mainly hoping it will warm up here, then not overworking again).Ive gotten the diet about 85% of where it should be, so just finishing out the last little bit and doing the weights Im hoping to be making some good increases this year. I know it wont last but so long, but increases are increases and getting more in shape is the name of the game.Anything I should add or thoughts on this?Thanks S&C! Appearantly, GT doesnt like me using good grammar and such. Hopefully 3rd time is the charm.