I started out really slowly, getting up about forty five minutes early in the morning. I did not want to injure myself before I really got started so the first thing I would do is get stretched out really good. Then I would try to see how much I could do before I got really tired. Obviously you need to push yourself just hard enough, but not burn out immediately. A guy from work told me that I need to use the best weight loss shakes, the idea being that you use them to replace a meal. That only works up to a point and so I use them in the morning. They really do not taste that great in my opinion, but they are good enough for what they are and you have to keep the overarching purpose in mind while you are using them. It is a means to an end and you have to think about that while you are doing it.
Eventually I would get up even earlier and then I found a used exercise bike at a yard sale. I put it under the carport so that I could use it on rainy mornings. I decided after awhile that it was actually more effective for a couple of reasons. The first one is that my knees were not really holding up that well to the pounding from the city streets. The second one was simple convenience and the fact that I could regulate the work out a little bit better. At home I could really sprint to the finish, so I would know when I would have to hit the shower and I would burst at the end, using up all of the energy that I had in reserve. That is how you want to do it I guess.