Also, I have a history of hemorrhoid issues, and don't want to aggravate them unnecessarily. I'm a little scared of doing very heavy weights for that reason. I am now trying 20lbs for my curls and lifts, seeing how that goes. I usually do 4 sets of 20 reps with my 15lbs, and in addition to that, I try to run every other or every 2 days for 1-4 miles.
Now I am trying to work on my diet, going for lean protein, cutting back carbs, and I have upped my coffee and pretty much cut out diet soda completely.
I have discovered that it's silly to try and aim for a perfect body, everyone's genetics are different, but I can strive for as good as I can make with my particular frame. I won't every be a bodybuilder or maybe not even ripped, and I'm okay with that, I'm just trying to make a lot of manageable improvements and tone up a bit without getting a hernia lol