How to stick to that New Year's fitness resolution
January 1 means it’s time to start those New Year's resolutions. And for many that means heading to the gym.
WSBT 22 spoke to an expert – a personal trainer who said motivation is all about accountability and that it can be good to share your goals with someone else.
Anytime Fitness in South Bend says it sees a bunch of new members sign up in January and then it kind of dies off.
One tip is to sign up with a friend so you can help keep each other motivated.
The goals you set are also important. Make sure your goals are achievable or you could get discouraged.
WSBT talked with some people who were getting a head start on 2018 about how they stay motivated.
"Stay healthy, get motivated. Get stronger, get a little more endurance,” said Joshua Anderson.
"It’s not like a New Year's resolution. I think it's more like a new life resolution,” said Scott Przybylski.
Przybylski didn't wait for the calendar to change to change himself. He's lost 39 pounds in the past 2 and a half months.
"I started in about the beginning of October,” said Przybylski. “You know I drive at night for a living, so my physical activity is limited. I just put it in my mind to start going."
"I was around 21 years of age. I had a medical condition, rheumatoid arthritis. I just started to work out to take away the pain and make my body stronger,” said Anderson. “Ever since then I just stuck with it."
And it's sticking with it that can be the hardest part. As January turns to February the gym always seems to get less crowded, but these guys know how to keep coming back.
"One of the best things to do is take it one day at a time,” said Pryzbylski. “Once you've done one day, it's done and over. You got it in the bag"
Another tip they had was to keep your goals realistic. Also tell someone about your goal, so they can help hold you accountable.