This is probably the best resource I could provide by the great @Christian_Thibaudeau
Recomping is a myth, kinda. You will likely put on a lot of muscle in your beginning months and could also lose fat while doing so, but this will be short lived.
Standard protocol is to cut first and bulk later, reason being that it makes no sense to start bulking (and putting on extra fat you didn’t have before) if you aren’t able to hold yourself accountable and cut properly. That being said, you will still likely build muscle for the first month or two even while cutting because beginner gains are absurd.
I can’t help but notice the timing of this post… Don’t wind up being one of those new years resolution quitters, you owe it to yourself to do more than that.