Hello. I'm looking for some advice from you army types about sorting out my fitness. Frankly, I've let it go and have decided that now is the time to sort it out. The motivation is there, if not the ability. My current CID role in CIVPOL has been interesting, but quite sedentiary. Lots of sitting about in cars/ empty flats/ the office doing paperwork/ eating shite food/ very long hours etc. I've put on two stone in the past five years for no other reason than by the time I get home I'm too knackered to do any exercise and on top of that I've got kids to look after (etc). Oh, and I'm a lazy barsteward, too. Now I have an opportunity, as I'm up for a new posting in the autumn and in the interim I'm working slightly more civilized hours with a fair bit of time off. I want to use this to drop a couple of stone, gently improve my fitness and go on to get back my lapsed firearms authorization (which involves a fairly undemanding physical that I'd probably fail at the moment). I've started eating the right things and I've really cut back on the booze, but the pounds aren't exactly dropping off. However, I went for a bit of a run the other day. Shocker. I'm carrying an old fractured ankle injury and suffer shinsplints. I think I might need another method of building up some endurance before I go back to that one. For the record, I've never been sporty and find most types of exercise, to be honest, as dull as phuck. When I was in the TA I thrived on the discipline of the physical training and happily kept up a decent standard of fitness. I find training alone, however, really dull. If I could do a two week TA CMS again, I would...I'd drop that two stone easily! Unfortunately, that ain't gonna happen. So, advice please: * Can anybody provide me with some general advice as to how I get started? * What type of regime would suit someone like me? * Direct me to any decent books/ resources? I do have access to a police PTI and a gym but to be honest he's one of these (civvie) body beautiful types who looks me up and down and thinks I should be shot and made into soap. Hey there's an argument for that, no doubt, but I don't wanna go there yet. Thanks in advance, Veg.