OK, so I'm a 51-year-old chubby dude who is trying to get back into shape (5'11" 225 lbs), like a judge friend of mine told me recently, "fat don't fuck!" I've been down this road before, but, frankly, it HAS been awhile. I very recently moved offices, right downtown, and there is a gym across the street. I joined it last week and worked out yesterday (and am headed back this afternoon). Frankly, I've never been a big fan of "classic" gyms, and my previous favorite workouts were in a local boxing gym. I shed a ton of weight and was in pretty good shape, then I got busy with work, with my son, got lazy, started eating bad, and you know the rest. The thing I liked about the boxing gym is that everything is on a timer, and you go by rounds (jumping rope, hitting the heavy bag, speed bag, working mitts, etc.) The drawback was that the boxing gym was a haul from my office, and it really screwed with my work/court schedule. Anyway, I figured I would try to keep things simple at first, and follow the following plan: M-F: workout with free weights/machines at least 3-days a week (2 arms/chest, 1 legs); 20-minutes of cardio on the treadmill every time in Saturday: a mile to 2-mile run, or a mile with stadium stairs at the local junior college football stadium that's right down the street from my house, or a workout at the boxing gym What do you guys think? Also, I am going to watch what I eat. A colleague of mine suggested dropping sugar, bread/pasta, and dairy, so I am going to try that too.