Hopefully, this log will provide some support, motivation and drive like many other tubsters like me. So firstly, what is my background? I am 27 and male, BMI of around 28 (very surprised to see that the NHS call me almost obese as I certainly don't feel it), at 6foot tall I am weighing at 97.6kg, with a tubby belly, and a chin that merges into a neck. From ages 16/17 to around 21 I was training 6 days per week at a gym/swimming and 2 Muay Thai classes per week, with 1 hour of private tuition per week. As happens with most people at 21, my career started priorities changed and I had stopped training entirely. Roll on now, to April 2014, I am a senior manager in my area, I have far more flexibility with work than I ever have, in addition to this, I went with my awesome partner to spot some RAF planes at Mach Loop in North Wales, after a short 3 mile walk up a hill (at which I was bragging to the mrs that it would be easy since the last hill/mountain I had hiked was Snowdon in my late teens), I was very surprised when she was at the top of the hill, and I was still half way up, sat down, with aching legs, sore stomach, and severely out of breath. Just this short walk practically had me resting 3 times on the way up. Something MUST change. I do no fitness, no exercise and my diet is a disgrace, a mix of Pizza, chips, burgers, fizzy drinks, I do not want to carry on to become as inactive and unfit as many of my family are. So, on Friday 2nd Feb 2014, I went to a Muay Thai gym and took a class. My God I never ever remember it being this difficult! I started out on an exercise bike instead of skipping, then we went on to some basic techniques with 30 seconds of push ups between each set (although I was only doing 10), totally dripping with sweat, every muscle aching, it is a feeling of pain, enjoyment, and determination to push until I physically couldn't do any more. Pad work went well, I had to have some techniques corrected but after 6 or 7 years I was happy with myself, but after just 10 to 15 minutes of pad work, my guard was dropping, I couldn't keep my arms up, punches became slow and weak. This continued till the end of the class, had a chat with the instructor and booked in for the following week. Yesterday, while on a day off with the Mrs, she had commented about how unfit and unhealthy she also felt, and how she would like to do a half marathon. This sounds like a perfect training partner, and a target We both went and bought some running gear, and so our journey begins. I will keep this thread updated with everything that is happening, thoughts, feelings, motivation, progress. Hopefully I receive help a long the way, and also hopefully some beginners find this thread and see that if people want to make a difference, it is entirely possible with the right determination. Starting Measurements: Weight: 97.6kg Waist: 34" Goals for next 12 months: Compete in Amateur MA Competition Run 5k Run 10k Run Half Marathon Current Measurements: Weight: 97.6kg Waist: 34"