I have learned that I don't hurt nearly as much if I am consistent. I have just resigned myself to the fact, I will have to do this for the rest of my life, if I want to have a life. I can't afford a gym membership, but have set up a little space for myself to work. I kind of like it. I usually start about 3:30 or 4:00 am. No bright lights, just a few night lights on here and there. The windows are open, with fans pulling in the cool night air. It is cool, dark and quiet.
When I first started, it was very painful to get down on the floor, to turn over, my arms used to shake when I tried to hold myself up. None of that is happening anymore. My routine consists of floor work with some gentle yoga thrown in. And an exercise video called, "Chair Aerobics for Everyone" (this one helped me lose 30 pounds). I have recently added a Youtube video I do at work called, Sit and Be Fit, Workplace Workout, by Maryann Wilson. Here is a link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqfGRx8k_zA. I do this about mid-day and it really helps my day.