I've been lurking and learning but it's time to jump in I think.
I'm 38 years old and my wife reckons I have to get into shape, ofcourse i keep saying that round is a shape tried running but the hips & ankles started aching in a very worrying way, I'm sure I was doing more harm than good, so I got a bike - best 500 bucks I've ever spent! I gave up smoking and am slowly but surely losing weight, eventually I want to start commuting when I'm fit enough.... but one step at a time.
It's good to see there's a few fellow Aussies around the place.
How did you go kicking the ****? any withdrawal hassles?....everyone reckons I'm a freak coz one day I smoked about 3/4 of a packet like I did for most of my adult & adolecent life, and the following day I woke up and said "that's it, no more" and I haven't touched one since, in fact I haven't even had any cravings, other people can smoke around me and I'm not in the least bit interested when they offer. In fact I find the smell pretty obnoxious now.
I don't know if it's a mid life crisis thing or what but I've set myself the goal of being in the best shape I've ever been in when I hit 40, which isn't all that far away.