Originally Posted by Jesda
I am just starting my exercise program and what I want to know is where I should begin. I am in my mid 30's and want to get ripped. I would love to know if I should begin with an exercise program or look into what I am eating. I really have no idea. Please help.
Getting ripped as you call it is 80% nutrition. You are at the age were the body starts running more efficient so needs less fuel. We keep eating as if we are 18 and thus put on weight because our body needs less fuel to function so it stores the left overs.
As listed earlier do your basic workout plan and track your food vrs. weight. Keep making small (10g drops) adjustments till you drop 1.5 lbs a week. BUT just starting out take the first month to start your log because you will gain a little in the muscle getting healthy and filling out to support your working out. This is one reason people quite so often. They don't know or are told they will gain at the start with the muscles compensating for the new workouts.