Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: With my auntie and uncle in Bel Air
Re: Workout/Staying in Shape Thread
So I'm 17, about 6 foot, and roughly 185lb. I'm pretty lean, skinny compared to what I was 5 years ago. When I was 13 I went on Wright Watchers and lost 30lbs. Felt great, but slowly got off of it and have been for years. I have a nice bit of muscle on my calves and arms, mainly. I guess I'm...skinnyfat...not sure what that is, but basically I'm skinny enough to where I can look skinny in certain clothes, but still have some excess fat around my stomach and thighs.
Been hitting the gym multiple times a week with my older brother and eating better. I completely changed my eating habits when I was on WW years ago, but have really tried to get stricter now. Cool thing is that ever since I went on WW my metabolism has risen to the point where I can virtually eat anything and not really gain fat.
Now that the back story is out of the way, I just want to ask, how many calories should I be taking in daily? I'm mostly lifting at the gym hoping that the new muscle will burn and take place of the fat. I can sort of see it in my chest. It's becoming less "fatty" and more "muscley" which is a great motivator. At the same time though, I do want to rid myself of the fat as a whole.
So, how many calories should I take in a day and what exercises can help me get where I wanna be?