I totally recommend you watch both, "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" & "Forks over Knives", on Netflix or Hulu. It will really get you thinking about what you put into your body. Try to take in less processed foods and more all natural foods. i totally recommend adding more raw fruits, vegetables and even add more water to your fluid intake. Remember, we lose weight in the kitchen and get fit in the gym. Eat to live, not live to eat.
Also, have fun working out whether it's Hot Hula, Zumba or Muay Thai (...etc) Doing something fun or a workout you enjoy will keep going back to burn more! Stay motivated by rewarding yourself with things you like. For example, I have a bit of a shoe fetish, and I'm obsessed with Accessories, Makeup and Fragrances. I set my goal and if I reach it, I'll hook myself up with a new fit, purse, boots or heels! ;) Do NOT wait until after the holidays or hold off for a new years resolution. Take initiative now! Get yourself ready now to tackle that new years resolution. Listen to your body and work now to maintain that healthier lifestyle.