Re: Joined Golds Gym!
Diet is the main thing here, and it's the 2 fast food meals that have killed you weight wise, as the physical labor in your job is giving you some good workout and burning calories.
To pack on muscle, eat plenty of protein (chicken, fish, or protein shake) as when you're weight training you are basically tearing your muscle fibers, and your body repairs them and adds a bit extra to stop them tearing again (which is why you need to keep upping weights or changing your routine otherwsie you will reach a plateau where you won't be making any difference), and protein is what the body needs most to repair and build muscle.
The main problem I'm having though is the love handles. I'm losing weight, but everywhere else but the love handles, they're staying. Does anyone have any tips on how to get these things off! Do I need to do more cardio, is there a weight exercise, or is it diet based?