Katherine Akra, from Orangetheory Fitness is here to give you her best advice about sticking to your New Year’s resolution to work out and get fit.
Q: What resolution did you make this year?
A: I will eat cleaner. I will focus on only indulging in my favorite things a couple of times a week. The key is to create an obtainable goal.
Q: What is a common resolution that you hear from people?
A: Everyone is different, but I’ve heard a lot of “I want to lose this many pounds,” or “I want to run a marathon in this many months.”
Q: Why do you think people fail to keep their resolutions?
A: Fitness requires dedication day after day. Whether you roll out of bed excited or tired, you’ve got to show up and do your work. It also requires patience.
Q: What is one action a person can take to stick to their resolution?
A: Find a motivating trainer to assist in creating a schedule for you. This will build up a normalcy in your fitness regimen, making it easier to follow and commit to seeing results.
Q: What advice would you give someone who is struggling?
A: I love what Tom Hanks says in “A League of Their Own.” “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” Staying fit and healthy is tough stuff- you have to get into the gym and work hard to see the results. But when you do see those results, it’s the greatest feeling!