Hi everyone. What a fantastic resource you have here. I suppose I'll start by telling you a little about myself.
I've been overweight most of my life. When I was young (read: 6 yrs) I was skinny but I began hanging out with a friend who was severly overweight. Needless to say it didn't take long before his lifestyle of over-indulging in food was picked up by me.
I continously gained weight throughout jr. high and high school. When I graduated high school I was about 200lbs @ 5'9.
All of it geletanous fat.
I'm about to start my junior year of college. At age 20, 5'9 I currently tip the scale at about 210 lbs.
Having spent this summer covered with a tee shirt because I'm too embarassed to show skin at the beach, I'm determined to lose weight and get in good shape for the summer.
I desperately want a defined chest, visible abs, large bicepts, et al. I'm willing to work at it but I'm really not sure how.
Of course I need to eat less and excercise more. This goes without saying.
I own a treadmill, free weights, dumbells, a universal gym, and a pool.
I was hoping members of this forum could give me some advice on how to go about setting up a routine at home. I have about a month of summer left, and I would love to drop say 20 lbs and add some muscle if this is possible.
I really know absolutely nothing about excercise and eating right. As absurd as that might sound, aside from playing sports, I've never bothered with my physique ... as can be seen by looking at me.
I would appreciate any help one can offer. I'm sorry to write a novel, perhaps my nerdy lifestyle is part of the cause.