Help me out please guys! ...here it goes...
I started my transformation in February 2008; I weighed 222 lbs (15 Stone 12 pounds) at the time. Now i weigh 142 lbs (10 Stone 2 pounds). So yeah, I've lost a lot of weight (80lbs) in a short period of time ...without even stepping foot inside a gym.
I have reached my target of getting down to the BMI "recommended weight" for my height (I am 5"9).
I eat healthy and usually consume around 1600 - 2000 calories per day, i try to eat as much protein as i can. I do regular cardio exercise - usually 30 minutes per-day. This involves jogging 3 miles, cycling, power walking or my cross-country skiing machine.
I've got to the point were i don't want to loose anymore weight because I'll look too thin, and underweight - BUT, i still have a lot of excess skin and big man boobs; In fact, at the beginning of last month (1st October) i decided that i wouldn't be so strict with my diet, as i did not want to loose anymore weight. So i allowed myself foods such as bread, eggs, cheese, pasta, potatoes etc... all of which i had not eaten for 3 or 4 months. But i still ended up loosing 10 lbs in 4 weeks !
I'm still not confident enough to wear a t-shirt out in public, because my chest (man boobs) stick out. Which is a shame really... I've lost 80 lbs and still can't enjoy myself! I always wear a jumper or a jacket to cover up! ...as i mentioned, the main problem is my big man boobs - they really crush my confidence. They're the main reason I haven't joined a gym yet. They have definitely reduced since February, but not enough for my liking!
I have a set of dumbells and a barbell which i use every 2 days. Unfortunately I don't have much weight to lift, only 16 KG in total. I don't have a proper bench, i use an old office chair that has an adjustable back-rest.
This is my current weight-lifting workout:
- Incline dumbbell bench press // 2 sets of 15 (8 KG on each dumbbell)
- Incline dumbbell flys // 2 sets of 15 (8 KG on each dumbbell)
- Flat dumbell bench press // 2 sets of 15 (8 KG on each dumbbell)
- Flat dumbell flys // 2 sets of 15 (8 KG on each dumbbell)
- Push-ups // 3 sets of 10
- Dumbbell Curls // 3 sets of 10 (8 KG on each dumbell)
- I also do dumbbell Shrugs, Rows, Squats and Upright-rows (8 KG on each dumbbell)
- I have started to add crunches and sit-ups to my training. I've been doing 50 sit-ups and 50 crunches EVERYDAY since the 1st October.
What should i do guys?
Should i continue to run 3 miles per-day?
Should i continue to do at least 30 mins of cardio per day?
Should i do more cardio?
Should i do less cardio and more time pumping iron?
Help would be appreciated! Thanks a lot.