Okay so I started this fitness thing at the beginning of the month [as stated in the introductions section]. I first started off doing 40 mins brisk walking, then changed this to 2 sets, so 40 mins in the morning and then 40 mins in the evening or so. I used to do weights like everyday but just for upper body really and I did crunches and all that after. I then realised that I had to do something about my legs too because I'm scared of having loose skin everywhere. On saturday [that just went past], after the brisk walking session for 40 mins, I decided I needed to have a proper 30 min weight session in order to tone up as well as lose fat and build muscle. Previously, these were quick ones and took no longer than say 10-15 mins. Anyway, I started doing my usual weight regime of bicep curls, shoulder press and some other one which I don't know the name of. I did 12 reps of each, 3 sets each. [In case you don't know what that means, rep is basically one time, so 12 reps would mean I'd do it 12 times which would be 1 set, then I'd do 2 more]. I also did various other stuff which I've completely forgotten and/or just don't the name of. Anyway, I decided to do lower body too, so did lunges with weights, again 12 reps on each leg, 3 sets each. At the end, it just killed and the following day my muslces ached and I'm not even lying when I say this, but I could not walk or sit down properly or go down the stairs properly, basically couldn't do anything that required the use of my leg muscles. Fortunately for me, sunday was a rest day anyway so didn't mind so much. On monday, it was still aching, so I searched the internet and found that it was due to something that is known as DOMS, and basically means your muscles are redeveloping and growing, so would make them stronger. This made me happy. Anyway I still couldn't walk properly or even sleep properly or do anything really but I thought to myself 'I might aswell do this since it is an exercise day and who knows, maybe it's a way to get it better'. So I did a lousy 40 mins of brisk walking and upper body weights for a few mins. Would have done more but didn't know if it would do more harm than good. Anyway, it was weird at first. [I always do the walking on the treadmill]. It was quite painful the first few mins, but then I got adapted to it. After I came off, the pain was still there, but I was proud I brisk walked through it. The pain was there this morning too, but it wasn't as bad. DOMS is only supposed to last 24/48 hours minimum. I did 1hr 30 mins brisk walking today. And in terms of food, I had fruit for breakfast, cod with 2 pieces of brown bread for lunch, and then I cooked a mixture of chopped tomatoes, kidney beans, tuna and sweetcorn with 2 pieces of brown bread for dinner. Yeah I know, quite a mixture, but I had to add in the calories as I didn't want to enter starvation mode. Also had about 1.8 litres of water. Need to really increase my water intake. I'm now remembering to do stretches too I know with the way I'm going, I'm bound to be fit at the end of my weight/fat loss journey, I just hope I don't lose motivation. I'm hoping that when I get to my first milestone of losing 1stone, I'll then incorporate some HIIT [interval training] into my cardio workout too as apparantly it's more effective than steady state cardio. Will then hope to start running soon after that. Slowly building up. Anyway, will post again tomorrow with tomorrow's session. I may not necessarily post everyday as I may be too busy etc. but will post on days that I'm not as busy.