Last Feb. I was "16.2%" body fat according to my univeristy rec center. That's all it took for me to start working out. As a life long soccer player, 16.2 scared the hell out of me. In 8 months I dropped to 9.2%.
I gave up soda (unless mixed with whiskey
), candy, sweets, and all of those things. It's hard at first, but as soon as the 'umph' of working out hits you, it just feels good to forget those things. Everywhere I went, even if it were fast food, I'd order based on calories, fat, saturated fat, carbs, and sodium. Don't forget about sodium ... shit will kill you!
It's not an easy road, but if you want it bad enough, you'll do it. The diet plus the workout is the best thing for weight loss/gain.
Keep it up and you WILL get what you want!