This seems to be a common concern. I'd lift at least some 10-15 mins. Truth is you may gain some weight at first but it's just all your fat turning to muscle. I've gained around 10lbs the last two years but I'm wearing the smallest clothing size I've ever worn and you can feel/see the muscle. I try not to weigh myself often because it can get in my head.
However if seeing the scale drop is the only thing that will motivate you to working out, then just do some cardio for a few months and then maybe you will get comfortable lifting.
Oh ok Thanks. That makes sense. I don't want to make weight my primary focus. With me, it is more so about body composition than anything else. I want to look and feel better. Just want to live a healthy life and I know I have to make a little more changes in my "diet" to help. Enemy number=beer/alcohol.