I'm 18 years old and I currently weigh in at 230 lbs. at 5' 11". Quite frankly, I'm sick and tired of looking this way. I diet for two weeks and quit. I work out for a week and quit. I quit smoking cigarettes for 3 days and start it up again. It's time for something different. It's time to start a change. I used to play football, and I was in much better shape. Don't get me wrong I still played line, but I was in much better shape than I'm in now. I want to get my body fat down, and eventually build slabs of muscle on. I want that athletic look. It's time for a change.
The biggest thing I need help with is my calories and macronutrients. I've been doing a bit of research, but to be quite honest it's all really confusing to me. I need to know what to put into my body to look the way I want to. If I had the money for it, I would do the Velocity diet, but the 600 dollar projection for me is a little too steep. So if there is any way that you guys could help me out with a resource to read over nutrition I would appreciate it. The number of articles on this site is just staggering, and I don't know where to begin.
I lifted for football, and as of about 2 or 3 months ago these were my maxes:
I need a suggestion on a workout. I currently have the built like a badass e-book from Joe Defranco. I like the way it's setup, but there's no cardio put into it. Is it ok to add in a day or two of HIIT? The program lifts upper body on Mondays and Fridays and lower body on Wednesdays. If there is a better program to work with, I would love to hear it. Keep in mind I want that athletic look.
All in all, it's time to change. But I need a little help getting the ball rolling. Any help will be greatly appreciated.