Shane Lance B.S., MEd.

Is 2019 going to be that year?  That year that you stick with your fitness goals and not let those resolutions go by the wayside?  It is always great to see how jampacked all the gyms and fitness centers are for the month of January.  February starts out well too.  By the end of February, into early March, the only ones left are your usual gym rats.  What happens?  Was it all the valentines candy from sweethearts?

One thing that may be going on is biting off more than you can chew.  If you have never been in the gym, or it has been a while, you may be setting yourself up for hard times trying to keep up with the gym rats and fitness fanatics.  So, simplify!  You don't have to be a beast and work out 7 days a week.  Start with a few workouts each week.  Make them enjoyable yet intense and uncomfortable.  You must push yourself outside your comfort zone.  However, not so far that you want to give up.  The most important thing is to get educated.  There are trainers and programs everywhere.  Do some research so you can wade through the hype.  Get a good training partner that can help you on your fitness journey.  Good luck!  Make 2019 great!