And... has anything changed for you? I began making some changes for myself about a year and a half ago, and I'm pretty happy with how I'm doing. I was very frustrated with how weak I felt and how much weight I was carrying, and I'm the worst self-starter in the whole world. I decided if I was paying for the help, I might take it more seriously, and I was right! I acquired a personal trainer, and for about 8 months, worked out twice a week, one half hour each time. That, plus practice hiking for a camping trip I was planning with by best friend, led me to lose 20 pounds last year. This year, I've progressed to taking classes with the same trainer and other clients. It's much less expensive and I've dropped another 15 pounds. I now weigh 165, and I'm much stronger. That's the part that feels really good. I'm also trying to consciously make better choices for myself, food-wise. Removing as much processed food as possible, concentrating on whole foods, and making a point of trying to do that at least 75% of the time has changed my entire approach to food.
I'm honestly amazed that I've been able to not only do this, but stick with it even when things were super hectic and I was incredibly distracted. Here's my word of wisdom for anybody who's ready to make a change: it doesn't have to be dramatic. You can take it one small step at a time. If you stick with it, you will get to a point where you will not hate exercise. You may never love it, but once you GET fit, exercising GETS EASIER. The benefits I have received from making these changes is worth so much more to me than the money I spent. I looked at it as an investment in my self, and that's exactly what it turned into.
If I can do it, anyone can.