So it seems that my simple uni life munching on pringles in front of the computer is not doing my body any wonders (pictured bellow). I've never been a very active person, I did plenty of biking, but never any sports. Since uni started last year, this lack of doing anything has only amplified. I'm not looking to become built or buff through lifting or anything, i'd just like to be a little more in shape. Tonight I went on my first little run and to be honest it did not go brilliantly, but i'm sure that will change. If I had to guess, I think I ended up walking around two thirds of this distance, it was always fast walking and I was really trying to keep down to a minimum, but it turns out that i'm not too good at this fitness stuff. Also, I forgot to press go on my app, I actually went from the red dot to the shop and back. I think my biggest mistake was that when I was running, I was running to quickly and wearing myself out, on the way back, I kept the speed down to a steady jog and I was able to run/jog all the way home (just). Also, I figured that if I ran at night, then no one would see me and that seemed to go quite well. The three things I have learnt tonight are to keep the speed down when running, wear a belt to stop jeans falling down and bring a bottle of water. If I did a short run like this every night or any other night, how long would it take for me to notice any difference in either how well i'm running or how that excess belly fat to start shrinking? I was at a BBQ earlier and had two large bottles of beer, will this have effected my run at all? Do you guys have any advice on starting running for someone that has no idea? If I was really struggling, would it be better to stop and rest for a moment or to keep walking? I've signed up for the London mile thing in June and my brother says that if I try, I should be able to hit six or seven minutes, i'd like to be able to do that for him. This is me now right now (just back from run number one) I'm also just drinking water around 97% of the time now, pictured in the background. Mainly because my teeth suck, but that's another story. For anyone interested, this is my pedometer app that I leave running all the time. The app says a good day should yield 10K steps. My average overall is around 7-8K which is not too bad actually. ------- I'm basically just asking for some feedback, help, information and/or support.