i don't know how much weight i have to lose but i identified with the wanting to run part in your original post Sahvara.
i've been into running off and on for about 10 years now but just started again after basically not moving for around 2 years.....so i guess technically i haven't been that into it.....
i'd really like to get back to where i used to be running 5 miles a day at a good clip.
i've found that it helps to have a gym you like to go to, its so much easier to run on a treadmill than anywhere else...at least to me in my completely out of shape state atm.
i only just started last week actually, so my only motivation has been wanting to feel strong and healthy again. that got me going, just imagining the way it feels to accomplish things and get stronger and fitter is nice.
and then yesterday i got my new motivation. i climbed onto a treadmill at the gym next to this beautiful hot blonde chick. so i get started....feeling pretty good crank up speed to 5.3......then snuck a peek over at what she was doing.....
and the difference was like night and day.....she was all running effortlessly.....gazelle-like! at 7.0 speed while i lumbered along like a cow all huffing and puffing.....clomping and stomping....sigh.
after that i just looked straight ahead lol
but one day soon i'll be the in shape person running for 60 minutes, and its not going to happen if i don't do it now
sorry so long a message