The first step I took getting into shape was making a promise to myself that I was going to stick to it.
Make a commitment to yourself. Say it out loud, and say it proud. Without commitment, you will fail. Think of it like your relationship with your special someone...except this relationship is with yourself. You need to promise yourself that you will not give up.
I would also suggest keeping this a lifelong goal. You're doing this for a better quality of life...let it last.
More tips to come. See my fitness progress again.