Nice topic! Although my current job is totally not relating to it, I actually graduated with my bachelor's in Exercise Physiology/Nutrition, all that good stuff, so I actually stay on top of working out fairly good. I have always been somewhat active, but mostly relied on sports in HS to stay in shape. When I got to college, I moved on to more "exercise" as well as playing hoops. I'm still involved in basketball leagues throughout the year, but also include weights/treadmill in my "routine". My wife and I work out 5-6 days a week. I kind of agree that it is hard to go to a gym, in the winter it seems too cold, and in the summer it seems too nice to not go for a walk or something....so we basically do our working out at home. We have a treadmill that we both use quite a bit, and a number of free weights that we both use as well. My wife is also a bit of an exercise tape junkee, so we have a lot of those too, although I don't really use them, she enjoys them quite a lot. We also take our dog for walks as much as we can when it is nice outside. Although I'm not one of those super-energetic "yay everyone's working out" type of people you see on tv, it is nice to see so many people interested in getting in shape. Once you get started, and do it on a consistent basis (having a supportive partner/friend helps too), it really becomes part of your regular routine I think. Anything helps...always better than sitting around all day at work, then all night on the couch after work. Like many of you have said, eating is key too....I think eating in moderation is a big thing...don't deprive yourself of stuff, but don't overdo it with it either. My wife and I pretty much eat what we want, within reason, although we do avoid fast food for the most part (we do likes the occasional pizza )...but that's easier for some than others, depending on your job, spouse/significant other, friends and lifestyle. Anyways, best of luck to everyone with their fitness/health goals! Not to sound cheezy, but you really will feel better and live longer .