I am fat and I am already trying to eat less and eat healthy. I figured the muscular route to be the best way to get my muscles to show(my body is able to burn fat and gain muscle at the same time).
I am not a bodybuilder but I would rather be muscular than fat like I am now.
I am not sure which muscles to start with. I don't want to lose so much fat that my menstrual cycle stops but at the same time, I want muscle definition.
I remember one time I successfully lost weight while gaining muscle. This was when my Abs were starting to show(upper Abs).
So what muscles should I start with? I know that ideally you'd want to do all of them but I can't do that. Should I start with Abs like last time(first to show up, first to atrophy, prone to injury)? Or should I start with other muscles first? I think I should do arms and legs last since those will be indirectly exercised the whole time. For the same reason,I don't need to do much for my chest muscles(all abdominal exercises also exercise the chest).
This is why I think my Abs should be done first even though it will take the most work to keep the definition. But there is a little of a drawback for me as far as Abs are concerned. No matter how much I do,I can't get my lower Abs to show. Upper Abs, easy, lower Abs, super hard. Lower abdominal exercises(for example leg raises), doesn't help.
So should I do Abs first or not? If yes then will my lower Abs ever show up? If not, then what should I do first muscle group wise? I don't have weights or any muscle specific exercise machinery so exercises with those are off my list.