Please allow me to introduce myself... I'm a 33 year old guy from the New Orleans area. Currently about 5'3" (short mofo), 135 lbs, guesstimate around 10-12% bodyfat. About 6 years ago, I started weightlifting and returned to martial arts training. Trained fairly consistently for about a year, took off a year while I went back to school, then started training again for about a year and a half. In that time I went from 115 lbs and 15% bf to about 125 at 8%. I was primarily following the Body For Life nutrition and workout plan, but with more real food and less MRP's. 3 years ago, my fiance' (now wife) and I moved about an hour north of New Orleans and cancelled our gym membership. When we bought the new house, I also bought a pretty decent home gym set up (cage, 300 lbs. olympic weights, treadmill, dumbells, etc.), but slowly, the motivation to workout left as life got in the way (wedding planning, dealing with the commute, new hobbies, etc.). A couple months ago I started getting aggravated with the fact that my abs were gone, my strength was slowly going away, and my cardio capacity was a fraction of what it once was. And on top of that, she's picked up a spare pound or 30. So we've decided it's time to make use of the equipment taking up our garage. Last week, I ordered "The Body Sculpting Bible For Men" and the corresponding version for women. I've tossed out all the junk food that was littering my pantry. We stocked up on healthy food, started packing food for throughout the day, and started working out again. It's somewhat humiliating to be back at almost square one again, but at the same time it feels good to be sore from a good workout. I just wish I hadn't lost the strength I had 3 years ago. Her goal short term is to get back to a size 6 (she's a 10 now) and get her stomach flat. Long term is get lean/toned/no cellulite/bikini ready for next summer. My goals are get to about 150, but get my bodyfat back below 8%. I miss the definition I had in my arms/shoulders/back, but I never had the mass I wanted. I'm not trying to be swole, or broly, or look like a bodybuilder. I just want to be able to go shirtless and not look like the pasty white IT geek that I am. Since the demise of the fitness board I was on way back when, I haven't found a decent board to read/post questions to, but F&N looks like a decent place to pick up some pointers. I'll go back into lurking now, but I'll be reading. Thanks for what I've managed to pick up so far.