Half the battle is just getting active! Getting off of your butt and moving your body! I recently got a fitbit for my birthday and have realized just how little I move working an 8-5 office job.
I was a lifeguard for years, and before that a swimmer and water polo player! I have forgotten that I like to move! I love being excited and energetic, pushing my body past some of its limits!
Today I went to the beach to remind myself! The surf in Laguna was a comfortable 2-4 ft! I got a decent swim in and a little body surf! I am in bed now and I am tired. But it is a clean tired caused by working muscles that have not been worked in a long time! It feels good and I recommend it! Just move and breathe and you are already halfway there!