Hey guys ... I've been lurking these forums for the last couple years (when I could ... see below). I need some advice/opinions on how to go about what I want to achieve.
I have worked out since the age of 15 (currently to be 24 in Feb). For the last year-year and a half I haven't at all. I've had numerous personal problems that have prevented me from doing what I want to and need to with my body and my life in general. In fact it got to the point where I was eating 10,000 calories a day one month and a few months later not eating at all for 3 days. Thankfully I can say I am over that and ready to get back in the swing of things. I would imagine that I am around 19% body fat at 195 lbs 5'10''. When I was 19 or so I weighed 170 with around 7% fat and major definition. I'd like to get back to that (over time of course).
First question: having come off that, do you guys suggest going right back into training/steady diet, or some kind of ween on or off? I currently was in a phase of eating VERY little over the past 2 weeks. Is it ok to just go head-first into a bulk/cut? Leads to my other question ...
I have two diets/routines ready (one for bulking, the other for cutting) ... any opinions on which to do first? I know that it will likely take me 3-5 cycles over the course of 1-2 years to get exactly where I want. It's just that to me a cut diet/routine is like gorging compared to what I have been eating. Then again I wasn't working out at all. Opinions are welcome ... and I have to say this place is THE best forum for not only bodybuilding, but nutrition and lifting in general.
Oh yea, I'll be starting a journal soon as well.