According to my supposedly unreliable (yet astonishingly consistent) bathroom scale, my current body fat percentage is around 20%. That's a lot of fat to carry around. And I've been carrying it around for years. Time to leave it behind once and for all.
My target is 175# @ 12% body fat.
The good news is that this means I need to gain 6 lbs. of muscle.
Yeah. To hit my target weight and composition, I need to gain muscle. Here are the numbers:
|185# @ 20%||37#||-||148#||-|
|180# @ 12%||21.6#||↓15.4#||158.4#||↑10.4#|
|175# @ 12%||21#||↓16#||154#||↑6#|
So, again: hitting 180 lbs @ 12% body fat might actually be harder than hitting 175 @ 12%, since the main difference between the two states is ~5 lbs of muscle. I personally have an easier time gaining muscle than I do losing fat. But it's time to make it happen. It's never going to be easier than it is right now. And it might never be this easy again.