I too am fairly new to the body transforming workouts and there are soooooo many different ways one can build muscle and loose weight. It depends on what works best for you and your schedule. Rather than focusing on what "type" of program you put yourself on, the questions you should ask yourself are....
Do you enjoy your routine enought to continue to do it? (If not, change it)
Are you truly giving it your all or are you going easy on yourself? (be honest)
Do you give your muscles enought time to heal?? (that's how it get's bigger)
My best advice is...
Keep in mind, your diet is key, if you burn more calories than you intake you will loose body fat.
Watch your form!!!
Focus on more reps not more weight, you will add more weight as you build muscle mass.
Stick to the basics when starting out. They have worked since the dawn of time... push-ups, running, crunches, free weights.
Get creative when you have stepped up to the next level.
When it comes to muscle building people like to make it seem harder than it is. If you continue to lift weights repeditively 3-4 times a week you will gain muscle tone. It is the inevitable outcome.