Since you're new, all I can recommend is:
1) You OC with a buddy or other more experienced OCers (you could organize an OC dinner, hint, hint)
2) You (SERIOUSLY) consider buying a voice recorder to carry on you when you OC. This is because the best way to cover your back is with an objective witness that remembers what is said verbatim should you ever have a bad encounter with a scared sheeple. Don't worry though, you'd be in the tiny minority if that ever happens.
3) You OC around the house for a few days to get used to moving with your carry piece (I think you've seen by now that gymnastics and yoga while carrying are both out of the question) and to break in the holster a bit. I thought I'd miss the look and smell of "new" on my leather holster, but it seems to get better with age (something I don't think can be said about the polymer ones).
Keep carrying, and try to introduce more people to it.