Right now I'm not much to look at. I stand 5'11" 1/2 inches and weigh 218 pounds. I have not done any vigorous training in a few years. I want to get down to a healthy weight like 190 but still keep my strength. So I guess I should not do any lifting until I drop that much weight? What did you do when you first got started? I live in a bad neighborhood so I really cant just jog down the block with a clear mind. I can get a gym membership I guess. All newbie advice will be taken seriously, thanks.