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How to keep that New Year's fitness resolution

BEAUMONT - by Lauren Huet

With 2013 at an end, and 2014 only a few days away, many people are coming up with their New Year's resolutions. Some of the most popular New Year's resolutions are losing weight, exercising more, and eating healthy. However, many people set goals they do not reach.

Here's a New Year's resolution almost all of us make: getting fit.

"To lose a couple inches around my belly," said Sonya Bollinger.

"To stay healthy and fit and try to exercise just a little bit more," said Rhonda Ruben. "And push away from the table."

How do we keep our fitness resolutions?

Laura Yarbrough teaches Zumba, and other classes, at Exygon Health and Fitness in Beaumont. She says the best way to keep a New Year's resolution is to keep it reasonable.

"Maybe say, I want to work out, you know, every day, or fifteen minutes, or I want to walk three times a week," said Yarbrough.

Yarbrough also says it helps to have people that will keep you accountable.

"If you can get involved in a group activity, you start to make friends, people start to look for you every day in class, the instructor starts to look for you, so you build bonds, and friends, and it encourages you to come to class," said Yarbrough.

Yarbrough's fitness resolution is to push herself further.

"I will turn fifty this year, so I want to hit fifty head on," said

Yarbrough, "and be as fit as I can when I go into that next group of tens."

She says if you fall off the wagon while trying to meet your fitness goals, don't be hard on yourself.

"Be kind and just restart, reboot and get back on there," said Yarbrough. "It's okay, because it's a resolution between you and yourself, and it's really no one else's business."


 

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