So after browsing through this forum, I am pretty impressed with the improvements and gains women have accomplished. So felt obligated to ask for some much needed help.
I used to run high school track, bike, workout, and skateboard from time to time. Since then I have lost focus on staying healthy and maintaining the body I always desired, unfortunately. I know for sure that I have a mesomorphic body type, because I am not much of a noob, yet I need help getting back on my feet and this is where you guys come in.
I've tried and tried routines from magazines and followed diet advice, but it all seems to falter. This time I want, need, and very much require advice from women who KNOW what they are talking about!
I'm 5'8 and about 180 pounds. I have pretty muscular legs, but they need a tone up. My tummy area, back, and arms are also in dire need of help. I tend to gain weight in those areas. Though I may not look heavy, I definitely have unneeded and unhealthy weight weighing down my body. My goals are to build endurance and tone up, so what exactly shall I do to accomplish them? Specifically, how should I structure my routine to balance both cardio and weightlifting and what lifts would you recommend?