Alright everyone its been a while and I am back in search of a stronger and slimmer me. I will have a baby girl here in a few weeks and I am now living with my beautiful fiance and I couldn't be happier, except for my body.
I'm 18 years old and have been floating at around 316 for a couple months now and I am tired of it, if I had to guess my BMI would probably be from 25-30% I don't look like your average 300 pound fat American I am pretty bulky and I believe my stats are still in my signature from about a year ago to show you how I was doing.
I didn't have a problem going to the gym and working out every other day but all this stopped when I ran into a little problem, I was doing sets on bench a couple months ago and it felt like I was growing a tail and this was very painful so I had to stop. Sure enough I had a pilonidal cyst in my buttcrack and I was in awful pain for a week until it went away (popped). But since then I just haven't had the drive to get back in the gym.
I went in today and warmed up on the bike and did a mile then hit bench, curls, tri's, bent over row's, and finished up with 2 scoops of muscle milk in some water.
My maintenance is around 3,000-3,500 calories and I would love to see 250 pounds again if not better, I think I will try and cut to 2,000 cals a day, my ultimate goal is to be a strongman one day and I would love to start on that road.
I need AS MANY tips from you guys as possible I want to lose weight and I want to get back to my old strong self, should I skip out on the protein shake after workouts? Should I start doing more cardio less powerlifting? Should I cycle some creatine? Weigh myself every day or once a week?