I'm a 63 year old male that's never consciously exercised, though I have always walked where possible rather than using a car.
Just over 3 weeks ago I checked my weight and I was shocked, 170 kgs and I'm 5ft 4ins so definitely not good. I needed to change things, I've always had a healthy diet so that was not an issue other than cut down a bit.
I started my fitness regime on that very day with a brisk 5 mile walk. The next morning I did an early morning 5 mile walk, and the same in the evening.
Over the followings days I've increased my pace to a gentle jog, it gets easier every day though I don't exceed the 10 miles a day as I find that about right.
After this mornings jog I reluctantly weighed myself, I was 170 kgs 3 weeks ago, today I am 159 kgs. I'm quite pleased with that and as my fitness level increases hopefully the weight will drop off to an acceptable level.
I don't have any running gear at present but will be getting some trainers etc shortly, I'm sure the trainers will be less harsh on the feet that an ordinary pair of shoes.
Pleased I found this forum, especially the 'Veterans' bit