When I was a kid I was extremely inactive and very fat. As I got older I leaned out a bit though. Then when I was 16 I starting hitting some machines and ellipticals and felt good. When I was 18 I got into a car wreck, was depressed and then got sick. After all that I ended up at 6 foot 1 inch, 145 pounds and probably about 15% body fat. So, roughly a year ago I started actually lifting. A few months later I gained ten pounds of muscle and felt good again, but I was still skinny (still roughly 15% bf). So from then I bulked for about 6-7 months and ended up at 190 pounds, but most of what I had gained was love handles and a gut. So for the past 2 months I’ve been cutting and I haven’t lost any measurable muscle and I’m at 170 pounds and about 15-18% body fat.
I’ve come to love fitness and have spent the past year learning everything I can about it and I’m also about half way done with my personal trainer certification through the ISSA, but I’m very displeased with my physique and need some guidance. What I was going to do is cut to 10-12% and then just lean bulk (using 531 as my training template). I ordered the v diet package, but am very scared to be probably down to 155-160 pounds again.
My question is at 6 foot 1, 170 pounds and somewhere between 15-18% body fat. What the hell should I do?