Not to discount all my time with the zumba and body pump classes, I got some good results from them, but I think the biggest thing that it helped me to do is to embrace fitness. I was able to find something that I liked to do. And now, I have a direction to go and have some clearer goals to strive for.
Today was leg day. Squats with real bars and weighs. I was wary of my lower back, but it actually felt like it was getting stronger.
I still hate lunges, though.