In parts 1 and 2, I concerned myself a lot with beginner routines of how to lose weight, gaining muscle and eating right. It has since been months since my latest update and I return with some pretty good news. After much adjustment to my routine and diet, I can happily report I have made some noticeable differences. These few months I have been wanting to lose the last few lbs and I am still experimenting with a few things. The adjustments I have made, include: 1. Training days from 3 to 4/5 days a week. Instead of doing a full body workout on those days, I have separated to one muscle area a day. 2. I still keep my cardio to 30 mins each session. But have moved away from only doing solely one machine. Now I incorporate/rotate between running/ellipticals/biking. I've added incline to the machines as well. 3. I started going to these free aerobic/shadow/kick boxing classes once a week. 4. Started eating less carbs and replaced that with more protein. With a regiment that I described above, I am able to maintain (if not gain) muscle mass while slowly losing the flab. I know most serious people who train would either cut fat or gain mass and not both, but I get totally bloated when I try to go all out on gaining mass and would look totally scrawny if I go all out on cutting fat. In any case, these adjustments have cut a little into my muscle mass, but the definition I am getting from all this is quite rewarding and I'm fine with it. Does anyone else have more tips on getting ripped?