Bit of my back story. Broke up with my girlfriend of 19 years in February, which meant also only see my kids once a week. So decided wanted to get into fitness to keep my mind busy.
I wanted a goal to finally see my abs and get a good body overall. Now I know it can take months/years and am fully prepared for that, yet 5 months in I am unsure what to do now.
I am 5’9, 39 years old and started out at 181lbs. Today I am currently at 165lbs, which is averaging around 1lbs a week loss, which I aimed for through a calorie deficit diet and working out daily.
My work (mon-friday) involves me walking on average 3/5 miles a day, which is my cardio workout and then every night without fail I do a workout at home. I have dumbbells and a workout bench. One day I’ll do arms, then shoulders, chest ect. Also include abs exercises as well.
Despite losing weight I now feel skinny and no closer to seeing my abs and worry my muscle mass is being affected to. Should I carry on cutting or now start to lean bulk? Sorry I am complete beginner at this. Have posted pics of my body today to show where I am.
Edit – Currently having around 2000 calories a day. Making sure I get at least 180g of protein as well, most days I manage over 200g.