Originally Posted by mburke05
If you have pain in your shins from walking you need to stop.
This 100%. Fatties are at high risk of this when they decide to "get healthy" because the first thing they try doing is walking/jogging long distances.
a) Start by walking shorter distances. A mile a few times a week with at least a day rest in between.
b) Question whether walking/running is best for you. Consider doing some lower impact cardio like biking/stationary bike, eliptical, rowing machine (best imo).
c) Lift weights as part of your program.
d) Don't feel embarrassed or ashamed or whatever. Everyone has to start somewhere.