Tips for a Successful Exercise Program
Set specific long-term goals, but keep short-term goals flexible.
Reward yourself for exercising.
Make exercise a priority by scheduling it.
Surround yourself with reminders to exercise.
Pick the activities you prefer in the beginning, even if they're less strenuous. Once you're exercising regularly, you can try more challenging activities.
Work at a level that lets you feel as good when you stop as when you start.
Don't judge the benefits only by the weight scale. Exercise has also been shown to reduce stress and fight depression.