Getting fit and healthy is never easy. Letting go of bad eating habits probably is the hardest. Comfort food suddenly becomes bad for you (goodbye, bacon!) and you have to find other ways to comfort yourself when you feel a little low. I find that a long warm hug works the best. So, much more enjoyable than bacon, in my opinion.
Getting daily exercise is also crucial. I started with just a few minutes on the treadmill and worked my way up with intensity and longer speed walks (I hate running, for now). I often catch up on my Asian teleserye while on the treadmill and the time just seems to pass by a lot quicker. Before I know it, I've done almost two hours on the treadmill and burned around 600 calories. Not a bad way to pass the time, right? I also do some hand weights and I'm trying out a new exercise video, which proves to be very challenging!
Self motivation is also very important when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle but, I find that getting fit with a buddy, works really well. It's nice to be around like minded people to keep you on track. I "work out" with my college friends, away from each other. We always get in touch via Viber daily, and send sweaty selfies to each other and motivate each other. Sort of like a daily accountability of the work that we've done for the day. We live quite far from each other. One lives in the US but, Viber helps us to keep in touch. Giving out sincere compliments to each also boosts our self confidence and helps us to keep going. It's a give and take situation and I love how my friends always encourage me to push and get my butt off the couch.
Now, get off your butt and start sweating! :-)