You wrote that you started running but are self-conscious about it. See other posts on same topic, "Embarrassed at the gym," and "Embarrassed to run."
Short version is to forget about what you think others are thinking and get moving! You don't know what others are thinking, you just think they are thinking something negative about you. You are likely very wrong. Most people admire those who get up and get out to go jogging. You are doing something good for yourself.
Did you know that running is one of the top two most efficient exercises? You can burn more calories faster with it than any other sport except cross country skiing.
You want to lose weight? What are you waiting for? Get your body moving!
I started running in cross country in high school and forty years later am still doing it. Now age 55. I ran in college at 5 AM and got my daughter up and out the door to day care in time to make my 8 AM classes. I still jog at 5 - 6 AM before the workday begins.
Presumably, if you are in college, it is likely that you are young and strong. Believe me it gets harder as you age. Get going! If I jogged and went to college and worked as a single mother in my twenties, you can do it easier if you don't have kids. If you do, you can still do it because I did it.
| current weight: 109.2