I also have chronic pain, I see a Pain Dr, to keep the pain in control, it is easy to use the pain as an excuse, I am just saying that from my own experience, I am not judging, by any means, I know it is very difficult at times! I find the best way to get exercise is in the water, so I joined the Silver Sneakers program, and use the pool at the J.C.C.. I just started a diet program with my Local Hospital here in Virginia Beach, I suggest you find a program like this near you, mine is through a Bariatric Dr, as I will eventually be getting a Gastric Sleeve as a tool, to help me lose weight! That is also another good way around the pain, do not get me wrong, we still need to exercise, but the Bariatric surgery, should enable us to be more active! Good Luck to us both!~