- Oct 30, 2008
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Hey all, I posted a thread like this before, but arguments ensured between members and I was left a little daunted. Additionally, I got my measurements wrong (I hadn't been measured since I was a kid!) so I'd like to start afresh. I am 5'7, and weigh just under 155 pounds. I'd like to bulk up a bit, but more importantly as you'll see, get rid of some unsightly fat. My (much) upper body is pretty good - I like my shoulders, my arms, and upper torso. I have skinny legs, so I'll need to work on that. I think I probably have about 10 lbs in my mid-section which just needs to go. It is not in proportion with the rest of my body. I'm in a bit of a "skinny fat" stage right now. Now, for the past couple of weeks (well, a week and a bit) I've been doing pushups, stomach crunches, and lifting some weights (we have some weights in the house, and a small and large bar). I think I've done about 5 workout days in total. The gains on my are arms substantial. They are bulking up really easily, so I see no problem getting them into shape. Additionally, I'm seeing some gains on my chest, so pretty good there, too. As for my stomach, abs are really coming through, I can see them even through a thick layer of fat! I have some pics to post. I took a pic of my back, but I didn't even know it was that bad, and I cannot post it. The upper area, again, is fine, but have these big...muffin tops I think it's called? Well, I can't bring myself to post it! Mostly, I just want to be in proportion. But seeing how well my arms and chest are bulking up, I think I'd like to go for a slightly bulkier appearance. For the past couple of months, I've stopped eating badly. No sugar-filled drinks, no obviously bad food. I haven't been eating wonderfully, but certainly not explicitly badly. I'd like to continue doing this if possible, because I'm living with my family right now, and it's a difficult and expensive solution to have my own food. Also, I can't afford to join a gym right now. I'm hoping that with the weights I have, and my access to a very large open space for running, I could get into shape. With that said, I'm willing to do whatever it takes. I've already made the step to cut out bad foods, and I'm happy with the weight training. Also, I can jog about 3 miles, so if jogging would be a good thing to put into the regimen I'll be happy to include that. If anyone can recommend a program using what I have at my disposal, taking into account all that I have said, I will really appreciate it. Thanks!