Time to finally change myself and enter this!
I am new to this whole bodybuilding/fitness world so i have a lot to learn and look foward to it. I have decided to join after being worried and lacking in confidence to participate in previous transformations contests. The reason i am doing this is because after months of depression since ive graduated in july, i have been going on a downward spiral to the point of avoiding looking at my body in the mirror and seeing how disgusting it is. BUT IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE!
My current stats:
Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 74kg (11.3 stones ish)
The change i want is to become more athletic and muscular and be able to look in the mirror confidently and see a noticable change from what i am now.
How will i do this? Reading the stickies and comments of various posters, everyone seemed to reccomend "bodybuilding.com". and on there i have found this program:
I have asked someone about this and the feedback was that it covers the core minimum requirements and is good for a newbie. So i have been told to try this out and see how i adapt and what i like/dislike.
My pictures show that i am a 'skinny-fat' so i would ideally like to buld up and become muscular and not look like a kid with a skeleton stick frame.
Based on the program these are the calories that i need to reach:
Calories Needed: 2850
Protein:285 grams per day
Carbohydrates:285 grams per day
Fats: 63 grams per day
Since i am new to this i may be following the wrong stats to reach so i would appreciate any feedback/input.
After reading around and looking at stickies and threads my following diet will consist of:
-Whole Grain Breads
-Whole Grain Pittas
I am currently struggling on making a meal plan, but with further reading im sure i will develop something manageable.
p.s. due to the lack of quality of the pictures i have included quite a lot, to compensate.