I recently bought a pair of 10 pound dumb bells and started strength training in front of a full length mirror. I have a list of exercises (bicep curls, triceps, lateral raises, etc.) that I do. It only takes 10 minutes but I'm getting stronger. And muscles burn more calories than fat.
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Combine your handweights in different combinations to expand your options. I started with 2 lb, 3 lb, and 5 lb weights (I have since added 10 lb). That gave me 7 lb, 8 lb, and 10 lb combinations - with the ten lb I have even more!
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