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I just went out one day and tried to run. I staggered 3kms and from then on I was hooked. It really was that easy. I gradually built distance by setting myself goals when I entered fun runs, I never made huge jumps but worked on 1 or 2kms at a time.
I guess I have always enjoyed exercise, I've always been reasonably sporty and enjoyed pretty good fitness despite my weight problems, so it just wasnt that hard for me to make it into part of my lifestyle. My attitude towards it was healthy, I was never thinking "I dont want to do this but I know I have to". One of my most compelling fantasies about losing weight was running and feeling the elation of that runners high again so it was always a positive experience for me.
It really is all in how you approach it. I dont view exercise as physical discomfort, I love to push myself and envision my body growing stronger.