Hi! I found wannabebig.com through a search engine and I thought this would be a good place to finally get some help. I'm a 5'9 200lbs college kid and I really need to lose weight. I'm really unhappy with my appearance and I want to do what I can to change it.
I don't really know where to begin with working out. By no means am I knew to the gym, I just don't use it to be in better shape that I am in. A friend of mine who is in excellent shape does a three day cycle with arms, chest, and back/shoulders on different days. He doesn't really work on his legs. Anyway, he says I should jump in with him, which sounds like a good idea since he's in good shape. I'm not looking to become a body builder, although it certainly looks like fun, I just want to lose weight, close to 20-30 lbs worth. I'd also like to do it as safe as possible. I was thinking I need to hit the gym 5 days a week deffinently and probably run 5 days a week also. A reduction of my calorie intake is probably a good idea too.
My friend told me to lose weight, I might want to start taking whey protein, maybe a shake a morning to add protein to my diet to help me build muscle and speed up my metabolism. What I'm worried about is that the added protein will only make me bulkier and bigger and not really make me look any fitter, should this be a concern of mine or will it help?
I have the works! Man boobs, love handles, a spare tire, big ass, and huge legs. I lost count of how many chins I have and from the side, I look huge! Oddly enough I have skinny arms
I think it would be a great suprise if I came home from school at the end of October, my next break 15lbs lighter, although I'm willing to take things a step at a time.
Can someone give me some advice? I know little about nutrition, except what I've read online and I dunno how reliable that is. I know how to workout I just need direction. I suppose I was going to start out with routine 1 over @ WBB, unless you guys feel thats to advanced for me. Is that too much time to spend running and if so how long should I be running? I can run pretty well for a guy my size, I'd say I can do a mile in under 7 minutes of course I haven't been timed since high school. I have full access to the college gym so equipment shouldn't be a problem. Does it matter when I work out/jog? Should I do one before the other? Does it matter when I drink my protein shake? Is breakfast a bad idea, should I save it for a workout?
Sorry for all the questions but like I said, I'm desperately trying to lose weight!
thanks in advance!