A few observations for leading an inspired life:
1) Life is pretty short and can change in an instant (like from a car accident), so how long is really reasonable for putting up with a day-to-day that is just ho-hum?
2) How can you make those activities that make you smile (like Pilates and writing for me) part of your every day? Maybe even your career?
3) What can you do with each day to keep making it fuller and fuller of those happy pursuits?
Streamlining your life to best focus on your talents and natural state will help you to feel that much more mindful and able to take on new habits like daily Pilates to meet your fitness goals.