I think I have finally found an exercise strategy that is going to work well for me. We bought a used elliptical machine for $50 about a month ago, and I have really been enjoying it! I love that I can exercise in my PJs and crocs, the machine keeps track of my speed, mileage, and calories burned, and it is quiet enough and far enough from the kids' room that I can exercise in the morning without waking them up. :) It is definitely not a top-of-the line machine, but it gives me a good workout! Right now I am only doing about 15 minutes a day, but I plan to add a little more each week. Eventually I would like to be spending 30-45 minutes a day on it.
I also bought a used iPod nano with some of my Christmas money! I was really excited about this, as it helps the time on the elliptical go a lot faster if I can listen to music or other stuff while I'm exercising. So far I am loving it, although I need to invest in some nicer earbuds sometime. I have some that I got free after rebate from Rite Aid, and they are just not that comfortable. But they work fine, and the price was right, so I'm not complaining. :)
Another part of my fitness plan involves eating better (especially less sugar) and drinking more water. I've slacked on that in the past few months, and I know I will feel better, have more energy, and lose weight easier if I drink enough.
So those are my physical goals for this year. When spring gets here, I also plan to spend more time outside, going for walks and getting plenty of fresh air. But I love that I now have a good way to exercise inside, for the winter!