I am starting the year off right, or at least in my mind I am! I have decided that being a fatass is no longer an option in my life. Quick little bit about me: I am 22, 6'3", 315lbs. I have a piss poor record with maintaining a schedule at the gym. Started this mindset of getting in shape. On the first and I have been to the gym every day since, today is my first day off. For me, I feel like this is a drastic change in my lifestyle. I just have a few questions, maybe someone could lend me a hand or point me in the right direction. 1. I have already switched gyms because the one I was going to had a bunch of 16 yr olds who find it funny that there is a fat guy there working out. 3 days in a row of harassment, off to a 24hr fitness that is always empty. Is stuff like this common in most gyms or did I just run into a bad experience. 2. With someone of my size, who has no experience with any form of workout, would it be best for me to get a trainer? Also, I was given a nutrition plan by a body builder and it was his nutrition plan. Is something as strict and time based okay for someone of my size And lack of physical fitness to jump into? 3. I am using the "want to look like a bodybuilder" workout routine, but again, is this the kind of workout I should be doing when looking for fat and weightloss? 4. I was working out with a friend, but he is a professional hockey player and was pushing me towards weights that I could barely lift and almost no cardio. He was saying, building muscle is the best way to burn fat. I somewhat don't believe him, but hell, he IS in much better shape than me. Sorry if there are a ton of typos, I wrote this on my iPod. Thanks in advance for any help or advice you can give me.