My boyfriend and I started trying to work out last year (2013). My boyfriend likes doing insanity compared to other workouts. I signed up for Herbalife and even though I've been slacking lately, I would lose weight while on the program. I lost 6 pounds in my first month and that's pretty hard for me because I'm small and I don't have a lot of weight to lose. I also signed up for half marathons spontaneously and made sure they're fun and exciting with cool participant medals but expensive so I feel compelled to take them seriously.
A trick I found out with running is to run to slow jams. Slow jams? wtf? Yes, SLOW JAMS. It keeps your pace consistent. While dance and pop and all that encourages you to run faster, it wears you out quicker. With slow jams you can run longer and a more consistent pace.
I noticed recently (if you have the Nike+ running app), they started a coaching program where they help you train for longer distances for 5k, 10k, half marathon, and full marathon distances. I just updated it this morning and I think it can be a big help for anyone trying to get healthy