How do you stay motivated?

Jocelyn • In a happy relationship with the love of my life.

I used to be a very active and fit person. Last year at this time I was lifting heavy weights and eating pretty clean. Then I met my SO and we both let our active lifestyles go to the back burner. We've both gained some "happy weight", as they call it. I recently got back onto the bandwagon, knowing I had a small surgical procedure ahead of me. My surgery was on Thursday and I've had some complications since. I've felt very discouraged because I don't know when I'll be able to resume my workouts. A full recovery is expected in 4-6 weeks, however, I'd like to start small somewhere prior to that.

How do you stay motivated when life gets in the way? How do you keep your goals in focus? If you've ever had something similar happen, what did you do to ease yourself back into the swing of things?

Note: my surgery was the removal and marsupialization of a bartholin's cyst.