Assuming you have found an accountability partner (or are going to soon) and that you are logging your food, let's talk about exercise.
First of all, if you aren't exercising - get up and get moving! If you are inactive, anything is better than what you are doing!! Walk, jog, bike, swim - tons of options!
Here is a really great article about setting up an exercise program if you can't afford a personal trainer.
There are quite a few really great dvd's out there to get you going:
Insanity (this one is a little pricey, but we got ours off Craigslist - brand new for very cheap!)
You can also sign up for a group exercise class (My sister is taking a zumba class and loves it. I took a kickboxing class and loved it) or a Boot Camp Challenge class!
Or you can join a gym or local community center and take advantage of their equipment! I like variety so I like a combination of going to the gym, running, dvd's, and group exercise!
We all know that regular exercise helps you lose weight (or maintain your current weight) and strengthen your muscles. And most of you probably have heard the basic benefits to exercise such as lowering blood pressure and reducing your risk of several major diseases, but did you know that it also stimulates your brain? Read this for more information!
Now that the holidays are HERE, move your body so you don't put on the normal weight gain that happens this time of year!