Have you ever started working out only to quit a few months later? I know I have. After many stops and starts, I think that staying motivated comes down to finding a workout plan that you actually enjoy and that fits your personality.
The first thing you need to do is figure out what you enjoy doing. Personally, I love yoga. I find it to be very relaxing and it builds muscle while I am at it. I also really enjoy walking with friends. For me, if I can do a fitness activity with a friend then I am much more likely to do it, because then it is more like socializing and less about fitness.
Another example of someone fitting in fitness in a way she enjoys is my sister. She has a very active toddler so she uses an adjustable dumbbell set and works out in the evenings after she goes to bed. She also spends a lot of time walking and playing with her son.
So what works for you? Do you like to hike or bike? Do you prefer to work out with weights? Do you like to swim? The key to fitness is finding something you like to do and doing it often. Any physical movement is better than no physical movement.
One of the things that I do recommend is that when you are setting up your routine to include some resistance training with weights. Resistance training is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get fit and feel great. It also has tons of other health benefits. You don’t have to go to the gym, just get a set of adjustable dumbbells and check out You Tube for exercises.