Hi everyone I've been reading posts for a while here now. I started going to the gym properly in February this year. My aim was to bulk up some muscle and to reduce my body fat. I know that these 2 aims are hard to do at the same time so I have been concentrating more on bulking by lifting weights. Here is a picture of what my body would have looked like back in Feb. This actual pic was taken much earlier than Feb, but my body hadn't changed in that period so its more or less correct. Before GYM As you can see, im generally skinny but i got fat around my belly and hips. My arms are skinny. I have no definition. I would not want to exhibit myself in public. My strength sucks. A plus point is that I have a good height, 6'0". My weight was approx. 160lbs. The pics below were taken yesterday. 05/05/05. Do you think there is much noticeable improvement? I think that my arms have got bigger, my chest is slightly bigger, i've lost some fat around my belly and generally I look in better shape. Yes I am pulling my stomach in for the pictures. I feel for 3 months the progress is pretty good. My weight has increased from 160lbs to 170lbs. My strength has increased quite a bit. The gym is becoming a way of life for me now, not a hobby. I am motivated to look better and better. Hopefully I'll go from strength to strength. I'd like to thank this forum for the info its provided to help me kick start my addiction to fitness! Any comments or suggestions most welcome Cliff's Notes: Before and After pics, 3 months.