Hello, and Welcome
I believe that fitness should be fun. If I do not enjoy an activity, I do not participate in it, and I am fairly certain I am not the only person like this. I played basketball all through middle school and high school, and when my schedule got too overloaded, the first activity to go was the one I least enjoyed. I was not into "working out" though. I hate running, and I basically associated going to the gym with running on a treadmill, and thus never went. When I got married, however, my husband and I started to work out together, and thats when I started to get into going to the gym. It became our thing, and I loved it. Plus, there was no running involved, we were going to a boxing club and pushing ourselves to the limits. I was tired and sore afterwards, and I felt awesome. And so I was hooked. When my son was born and we stopped going to the boxing club, I didn't give up exercise, I joined a women's gym that offered classes at convenient times, and when we moved to Cincinnati I started working out with my own personal trainer. None of this ever would have stuck though if I wasn't having fun along the way.
Exercising is something that I enjoy doing. And as a mom it is technically also the only "me" time I really get over the course of the day, so I doubly enjoy it. I do it for me, but I also do it for my family. I had kids young because I want to be able to get down and dirty with them. I don't want to sit on the park bench and watch them play- I want to be out there playing. Being in good shape comes hand in hand with that desire. I need to be able to keep up with a 5 year old. And I get a real kick out of hearing my son explain that he knows I'm wearing my hair up because I'm going to the gym.
So here is the part where I am going to get preachy: You need to pick an activity that you're going to stick with. The best way to guarantee that it'll stick is to make sure you have fun doing it, and that there is an end goal. For me, that end goal is being able to spend time really playing with my kids and being able to keep up. For you it might be fitting into a certain dress size, or being able to lift a certain amount of weight, or maybe it is the same goal I have. But no matter what the goal, it is going to be a heck of a lot easier to achieve if you are enjoying yourself along the way. If strength training is something you think you will enjoy, then I hope we can work together to come up with a program that is tailored to you and your end goal, and that we have a blast along the way!