I met with a personal trainer for the first time in my life. She did a fitness test on me and put together a routine.

My stats: 5'7", 264 lbs (starting weight of 280 lbs)

Day one: 15 minutes of cardio for warm up

Circuit I: Chest press - 50 lbs resistance - 3 sets of 15

abduction/adduction - 70 lb resistance - 3 sets of 15

Biceps curl - 30 lb resistance - 3 sets of 12

Back extension - OBW - 3 sets of 15

Ab Balls - 4 sets of 20

Repeat circuit I x 3

Day 2: 60 minutes of cardio: 15-20 on elliptical

25-35 on treadmill

15 - 20 on stairclimber

Day 3: 6o minutes of cardio (same as above)

Day 4: 15 minute cardio warm up

Circuit II: Overhead press - 50 lb resistance - 3 sets of 15

Lat pull downs - 60 lb resistance - 3 sets of 15

Lat pull down (leaning back) - same as above

Triceps - 80 lb resistance - 3 sets of 15

Rotary torso - 45 lbs resistance - 4 sets of 20

Repeat x 3

Day 5: 60 minutes of cardio

Day 6: 15 minute cardio warm up

Circuit III: Seated pulley rows - 30 lb resistance - 3 sets of 15

Leg press - 150 lb resistance - 3 sets of 15

Glutts - 15 lb resistance - 3 sets of 15

Leg curls - 40 lb resistance - 3 sets of 15

Ab hoist - 40 lbs resistance - 4 sets of 20

Repeat x 3

Day 7: 60 minutes of cardio

I also eat at a 1000 cal/day deficit. I eat around 2000 cals/day in 4-5 small meals, incorporating protein, carbs and fats. I started out at around 1200 cals per day, but was told that that was entirely too low for my size and activity level. Once I increased, I have had better luck.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

TIA