I agree with taking small steps in making small changes as well as checking with your doctor to make sure the leg pain is not medical. You could also try water aerobics as well which is low impact on the joints.
I'm 4'6 and 235 pounds and can't even walk a block without my legs shaking, trembling and threatening to give out. I'd love to think about going out without trepidation over how much it's going to hurt. I'd love even more to be able to walk for hours without thinking about it. I've tried exercising before, and I don't get out of breath. It's my legs that are holding me back.
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