It's time to start getting back into shape, and round is not a shape that I like.:b I jogged a lot in high school and loved it. Now I'm 34 and 25lbs overweight and I want to take up jogging again, I'm fortunate to have some neighbours who have invited me to join them. Here's the question. Should I start jogging slower and try to get a certain distance ie 1 mile or 2 miles? OR Should I jog what seems to be my comfortable pace and see how far it takes me? Then adding distance as I can? I favour the second one but I wonder what will be more healthful and helpful? Which will allow me to get into shape quicker with less health difficulties? Second question. Are you supposed to take a rest day between or can you jog every day? I know for bodybuilding your body needs the chance to repair itself, is it the same for cardio? Thanks all.