...and asking for some advice.
I've been lurking for a couple of weeks, and generally have been impressed and/or inspired by much of what I've seen.
So, anyway, maybe this newbie could get some help?
I'm a 30 year old fat bastard that let himself get WAY out of shape after I managed to break both feet within a 4 week span. I ended up on a couch for 6 months, and unfortunately, up until recently, I didn't ever get up.
Of course, it doesn't help that as a jazz musician, slowly killing oneself seems to be the modus operandi. Smoking, drinking too much, and eating too many hamburgers either before or after gigs has turned me into a big ball of goo.
And now it's time to turn that around.
The smoking has been curbed, and save for the occasional black and tan, so has the drinking. Now I'm just dealing with two shitty knees that I have to take into account when I work out.
My questions are these:
1) How does the beginner start a decent program without being able to do squats(for the time being)?
2) What is too much cardio, and WHY is that a bad thing?
3) I've been reading all sorts of stuff about diets, from no carb to low carb to liquid to all raw foods. Can tasty food be incorporated into a weight loss program that isn't gimmicky and fad like?
I'm looking forward to seeing what y'all might have to say, and I'm looking forward to some spirited conversation.