Especially when you are just starting out I believe it’s important to keep things simple. Here is one of the first weight-lifting workouts I started doing. It’s pretty good for beginners. I think I tore it out of a parent’s magazine. I would do this workout two-three times a week to start out with. If you increase your weights over time it can be pretty tough! The nice part is you can do it all at home. I would do these exercises in a round and complete 30 minutes.