Do you honestly expect to accomplish something if you don't know what it is you want to accomplish? Make sure your goal is achievable too.
Picking an unreachable goal will only burn you out and further hurt your strategy.
A good goal is one that you can obtain in a reasonable amount of time with reasonable effort.
While exercisers with goals will be able to go on longer, those who do not have any clear goal won't last as long.
A goal will guide you in times of bad, and serve as a light throughout your exercise regiment.
You may also want to look into hiring a personal trainer.
While expensive, a trainer will give you the feedback and support to make your exercise routine better.
One popular alternative to a personal trainer is working out with a friend.
A friend on the same fitness level as you will make things less boring, and provide the mutual benefit of encouragement.
Whether you exercise daily or several times a week, it's important to pick a time each day and stick to it.
If getting in shape is that important to you, there should be no problem in setting aside fifteen to forty minutes a few times a week to exercise.
Having a predictable workout schedule will help you endure longer as your body learns it has to work especially hard during those times of the week.
More importantly, it will help you stick to your exercise routine.
If you have a routine you stick to, other distractions will be less likely to get in the way.
You don't need to spend a fortune on exercise equipment, but do consider buying any equipment you do need.
Dumbbells are an inexpensive way to get into weight lifting, and if you're a jogger, your feet will thank you for a good pair of running shoes.
Certainly do not rush out and buy a home gym, however.
You should be able to get in shape without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Avoid so called "miracle" products.
While they may provide small benefits, they rarely work as advertised.
A few good pieces of gym equipment, however, can make your routines much more efficient and last years of use.