Okay, I took a proper "before" pic of myself. Workout clothes on, not sucking in the belly, no makeup, no smile. Haha.
I went to buy some workout clothes, and discovered that they were even cheaper than what the markdown tag said, so I was very happy about that. I think I've got all I need now. Went and worked abs and back today, then did a couple minutes on the stairstepper and switched to the elliptical. The stairstepper was just too much for me. I'll try again in a week or so. In the meantime, my arms still hurt like crazy from two days ago, and my legs are a little sore from yesterday. My abs will probably hurt tomorrow. No pain, no gain, so they say.