First time poster here (or anywhere else related to this type of thing) I found this site and people seemed genuinely keen to help/share info so thought I would give it a go.
Age 24 (25 in a week)
Height 6'2 - 6'3
Weight 116.4 Kilos (258.6 pounds)
I'm also quiet largely built (so I'm told)
My story -
When I was younger I used to be naturally quiet active and fit and good at running but it has all gone to pot very easily, most of all when I was diagnosed with Crones Disease (digestive issues) and was then given steroid treatment, using corticosteroids. Although I don't blame all my weight gain on these. I am since off these and want to take drastic action since I am tired of not just looking fat and out of shape but feeling it and feeling it to such a stage that it is constantly on my mind.
My past diet has truly been that of rubbish, wont go into huge details about what it was but it was pretty terrible.
My plan -
I have joined a gym and it has 5 types of cardio machines, as well as a multitude of resistance machines and free weights. I work 5 days a week until 5:30 and I walk home (15mins) the gym is on the way home and so no excuse to not go in as I walk right past it. I plan to go to the gym everyday after work and casually on a Sunday (depends on what Sat night was like) While at the gym I am going to try and aim for 15minutes on 4/5 of the machines.
Also I plan to kick my diet up the @ss. Tescos do these 2KG bags of skinless chicken breasts which I plan to mostly live on, but for breakfast / lunch I was looking into diet shake/supplements and snack on fruit. While taking daily vit. tablets and cod liver oil
Stuff I've Heard -
While looking into a plan I have heard alot of rumours about weight lose tips etc (Although I'm no idiot and dont believe in an easy ticket) but these things list from wearing Cling Film and/or bin bags while working out. I've heard both eat before and after the gym. Eat and drink using blue plates and cups, drink water before meals. Aswell as others I can't remember but will edit if I do.
I want to lose a s**t ton of weight/fat, grow my muscles and bulk and finally tone. I don't want to be embarrassed any longer, I want to be shirtless and look good but most of all be and FEEL fit.(I have a holiday planned for September and don't want it ruined by my body)
I'm wondering if that plan is any good and if anyone can help make it more detailed, also how much weight should I aim at losing each week etc. I'm more than happy to receive any tips no matter what they are even if they might seem "ever day" or "common sense" to you. I'm fully serious and will be holding a solid resolve of this.
Also I am going to phase out soft drinks and energy drinks. I don't smoke and drink JD like 4 times a year (not a massive drinker at all, rarely enjoy drinking but still go out)
If you need/want any further info I dont mind. (feel free to be honest/harsh/kind)
Below are some attached pics, (my face isnt naturally a white square)