When I was in high school, I was in decent shape and strong as could be. Now, I find my self to be in terrible shape and fairly weak. Problem is, lifting like I did when I was 18, then taking a 7 year break has caused me to look way to much like a football. I am now ready to get back to the way things were, but find a few obsticles in the way. I'm 5'10'' and 260 lbs. and am afraid to ask my bf %. I have been cleared by my doctor for exercise with no limitations, and have begun on a light and simple "readjustment" plan. In 2-3 months I will be able to higher a trainer to help with diet and workout programs, but in the mean time, I'm barely able to pay bills and buy food. Anyone have any tips that can get me started until I can get the real work done? I'd like to crash some weight off to get started as right now my knees kill me after cardio and I think I'd be better off losing 20-30 pounds and then going to a more normal healthy diet even a the expense of some lean mass (not that I have all that much at the moment).
Any help would be appreciated.