How could an unfit, bit overweight, leisure-loving, anxious and on-a-budget woman get fit/strong without joining a gym?
My biggest reason for not wanting to join a gym is that I can't really afford most of the gym memberships/boot camps in my area, or expensive equipment. I have some adjustable dumb bells at home, and I know I can do body weight exercises, but I also really struggle to find the willpower/time to workout at home! Although it's not an excuse for not exercising I do suffer from depression/anxiety, some days it's a success if I get myself to work! Just the thought of adding strength workout to my day seems daunting, I don't know how I ever did it in the past! When you work/commute 10+ hours a day, after 8 hours sleep that leaves 6 hours a day to fit in chores, errands, pet care, socialising, and "you time"... where do you fit in workouts?!
I know I probably need to set some realistic goals here. I'm getting married in 6 months and would love to tone up a bit before then (and carry on strength building long after that too!). For the last couple of years I've struggled with chronic fatigue and migraines so my fitness levels dropped to pretty much non-existent. I do yoga once a week so have *some* strength from that, and I can do things like hike/cycle for half an hour before I need a break, but I'd really love to feel strong again. You know that feeling when you just feel physically strong to your core? It's like you can take on anything without doubting your physically ability. Part of me thinks that a strong body will help me have a strong mind.
Any tips for someone feeling a bit lost/overwhelmed with the whole concept of working out?