I think tracking BF% is an excellent plan, especially when you are concentrating on building muscle and you are so close to your goal weight.
If I went by my weight, I'd probably still think I'd have to lose 10 lbs more but I fit in the same size clothes I would if I were 10 lbs lighter and I'd have too little body fat if I lost it. This is because I concentrated on building muscle and muscle is denser than fat. Basically, I look and am much smaller at a higher weight. I'm guessing most people would probably think I weigh less than I do but I'm just denser. Fat takes up more volume per pound than muscle.
The only thing I would suggest is that if you're looking to build lean muscle and reduce fat is to cut back on the cardio and keep it to 30 mins, 3x a week of high intensity interval training. Be absolutely sure you are not creating a large calorie deficit and take weight off slowly. No more than 1/2 lb per week.
Get adequate protein and make every calorie count (nutrient dense, clean food)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
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