Tips and Tricks
To regain lost strength, you'll need to stop at any of the fast food restaurants scattered about.
You'll also regain lost strength by getting arrested, though that can lead to losing cash.
To get fat just continue eating at the many restaurants around the city and you'll get fat. Or lose that fat and gain some muscle, stop and do some workouts at different gyms, or the muscle beach location located in Santa Maria.
If you really want to improve your skills, stick with one weapon over the course of several missions.
You can also visit the Ammu-Nations firing range and work on your skills there.
Stop in one of the variety of clothing shops surrounding the city and pick a style that's best for you.
To increase my Wanted rating in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas get into trouble.
To decrease my Wanted rating on higher ratings your best bet is to find the nearest safe house and get to it in one piece.
Also changing your appearance will remove the Wanted level.
You can earn some extra scratch by taking side jobs. Find some drug dealers and take them out to swipe their cash (but watch out for any back-up that's nearby), or hop in a taxi and take some folks for rides etc.
You'll find free body armor available in the police station but don't go in armed. Walking in with any sort of weapon in your hand will net you a Wanted star, making it a bit more difficult to pick up your armor.