I think taking your time is a good thing!
I've been going for a month and have lost 5 pounds, so that's good. I got my new running shoes and they make a huge difference already! Usually I get pain in my calves and the arches of my feet when I run, but there was hardly any! Now I just need to work on my lungs so they can get through the running haha.
I'm hoping I get an ipod for my birthday or shortly after so when the weather is nice I can take it with me outside, along with my dogs.