POSTED: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 6:15pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 6:19pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Most people say their New Year resolutions are to get healthy, eat better, loose weight, or tone up - but staying on track, for most it’s always a struggle.
"The key is to surround yourself with people that understand what it's going to take to get you to see the differences in your body whether you want to loose weight or gain weight or tone up or tone," says Ched Lambert who is the general manager at Bally Total Fitness.
Scott knows after years of setting resolutions that they need to be specific and more realistic to even work in the long run.
”At 50 you quickly realize that you can set unrealistic expectations and goals so I set myself up with benchmarks weekly monthly,” said Scott Westbrook.
“The game plan has to be look go into there find a gym that works for you and get started,” says Lambert.
Ched says that the most of their new business, 70 percent to be exact, comes in January and February, but the majority of those who join, don't stick with it. He says,” In your mind this needs to be a lifestyle commitment.”
And it’s not just getting to the gym its changing what you eat, too.
"I know all the healthy things to eat I’ve just gone on what the heck about cooking," says Alice Pate, a gym goer. Cooking at home saves money and is healthier. So by combining a new fitness routine with a healthier diet you’re on your way to long term success.
Now all you have to do to kick start your resolution is to get some advice, set small goals and get moving.
And Lambert notes, "they need that little get up and go that fire under their butt."