You are taking one of the most important steps which is finding out what you need to do to get back in shape so you can begin to look good and feel good or better still look fit and fabulous.
First step to getting started with fitness is getting clear on your “WHY?” Why are you taking out the time at this point in your life to get back in shape and why is it important that you do it now?
It is important to know this because it will keep you going on days you want to slack off or quit. I suggest writing it out in a journal or a place you have easy access to. To make this exercise effective, keep asking yourself “why am I deciding to get back in shape now?” Write each answer down, stop asking this particular question till you get to a point when you no longer have answers. You may need to do this over a period of days.
Next step is to know your health numbers - Healthy weight, BMI, Blood Pressure, cholesterol levels, waist size. Record the numbers and the date. This would help you keep track of your progress. Take time to celebrate as you see the numbers change for good.