THIS PICTURE IS NOT ME!!! This is just an example of my goal.
I don't know much so please excuse me.
I wanted to start taking whey protein in order to gain some muscle mass while burning off some of the extra fat. I used to work out a lot but I stopped for the past couple of months. Now I am starting to work out again. I am also starting to diet. I used to weigh 104lbs with a body fat percentage of 20.32%. Now I weigh about 112lbs with a body fat percentage of 23.8%
I am 17 years old, 5'2"
ALSO, I don't work out at the gym I just work out around my house. I have no set schedule of workout out yet. However, I try to target different muscles each day. I also try to do ab workouts every time I work out. At the end of my work out, I do at least 30 minutes of cardio. I run at least 2.5 miles after every work out.
Now my question, should I start taking my protein now? Or should I wait, lower my body fat to where it was, and then take the protein?
I bought my protein powder from Vitamin World. Contains 18g of protein per serving.
My goal isn't to compete, my goal is simply be very fit and toned. I want to be as fit as model in the picture.