Hi all I've only just joined the site but after reading through lots of threads it seems a friendly and helpful place, particularly after being on other BB sites! So I thought I'd start my getting in shape journey by posting some info and photos with the view of using it as a journal. Mostly for myself to track my progress but any advice or encouragement is very welcome
I'm 44 6ft and 198lbs at the moment, I stated dieting a couple of months ago and have lost 20lbs. Also recently started at the gym lifting weights. Being very new to the gym I'm just doing basic stuff to build strength with a view to putting size on over time. I lift 3 times a week, doing squats, bench, oh press, glute raisers (building up to deads!), bent over rows, bicep curls and calf raisers every session. I'm not very strong but I'm able to add a little weight most sessions and got to just over 100lbs on the squat and bench so far.
Diet is OK, I track calories and macros and just upped my intake to 2500 which I think should be around maintenance to see what that does for a few weeks. I've ditched the pizza and curry's I was eating for chicken, fish and protein shakes (I struggle even eating 2500 a day for some reason so they help!), unfortunately I have a real hatred of veg but I'm trying to force a few down! lol Not following a diet as such other than IIFYM. I know I probably should be eating more with wanting to put on size but after losing weight I'm afraid of putting fat back on! I know it'll be a slow process but looking forward to seeing where all this goes!
Anyway, thanks if you've read this far and like I say any advice you have would be greatly appreciated