Do something – anything. Walk, jog, run, bike, lift weights, swim, chop wood… Start small, start slow.
However – the most important thing is that it takes time – a long time. Most people give up and quit after a few months (or weeks, or days) because they don’t look like the fitness model on the cover of Men’s Health.
I also think having your diet in order is probably more important for long term success. The old addage “you can’t out train your diet applies” – meaning you can workout for 2 hours every day – but if you spend the next 3 hours eating Kispy Kremes, waffles (mmm waffles), ice cream, and oreos – forget it.
Bottom line – 1) you need to figure out what you can currently do physically – and then set an attainable goal. If a walk around the block leaves you gasping for air – then you should do it every day until you can do 2 blocks. If you can run a mile in 9 minutes – you should try to run 2 miles in 18, etc. If you can bench press 100 lbs, shoot for 150 lbs.
- you need to figure out nutrition – read the archives.
Do NOT worry about muscle “wastage” until you have some muscle to worry about.
How do you take someone from being TOTALLY unfit (as in no sporting / exercise activity for a long time) to start making them fit?!
Preferably without causing too much muscle wastage etc…
Or is this something that I should just answer by searching the archives?! (wasn’t too sure as it’s not your typical style t - nation post).