A few years ago, I was in the middle of moving, changing my career, and a breakup from a long-term relationship. It felt like a lot of things were out of my control, so I decided to focus on the things I could control, like my health.
I started doing the Couch to 5K program and counted calories in the free MyFitnessPal app. It was so therapeutic to have something be consistent in my life, and it was a stress reliever as well. After a certain point it became such a routine that I felt bad if I didn't work out or eat well.
Fast-forward a year a half later and I'm still working out consistently, eating better (most of the time), and have maintained my weight loss. It's always tough to start, but I promise it's worth it to feel happier and healthier.