Hi to Tracy and Bubbles. Thank you both for your lovely coments and for your encouragement. It's inspiring to hear from other women who are further down the path I am trying to get on, and who are so positive.
So, I have gone back to work this week. It feels good to start getting a bit of a routine back on our lives. For the last 12 years I have been doing shift work, and for the last 5 this has included on-calls and night shifts (I am a midwife). I have been able to negotiate a new position for myself which means that I am now working 3 days a week, 9-5! Hurrah! I think that this is going to make planning and sticking to an exercise routine a lot easier for me. So, days I am working, I get up early and do 20 minutes of yoga following a DVD and days I am off, I do 30 minutes Wii Fit after I settle my little girl to sleep. This is realistic, and achievable and as my fitness increases it will be easy to build upon it.