The whole process helps when you have a reason why you want to workout. It could be for yourself, your family, health reasons but I think it has to definitely be more than just because. This reason is your number one priority before your objective to loose 5lbs or 10 inches.
I said don't splurge on a membership be it $10 or $50 until you are focused and dedicated. After a month or maybe 2 weeks of regularly working out then reward yourself with a facility if that's what you really want but it's not necessary. Sneakers and a water bottle are all you need.
Lastly, your workout doesn't have to be indepth. Results will be visible with dedicated regular workouts. That's all you need. Get moving and things will happen. I promise you this. Do you know why? Because most likely you have never worked out before, stuck with it before, or been focused.
Don't know where to start. Walk! If walking is too easy jog or fast walk, and if that's too easy run! Do this for a mile and a half! Focus on distance not speed. We will work on beating the speed later, when your looking for a challenge or it becomes to easy for you. Move 5 days this week. You pick the days. Write it down, choose am or pm. No excuses!! 4 days a week through in some exercises in addition to your cardio.
Jumping rope for a minute, 25 jumping jacks, 30 second plank, 30 mountain climbers, 10 walking lunges, 5 squats, high knees for 30 seconds, butt kicks 30 seconds and REPEAT! 3 times total!!
Get moving! Stay focused! I know you can do it, you just have to prove it to yourself!