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December 28, 2017 06:35 PM

Getting Fit: It Takes Time

For many, a new years resolution involved getting fit, living healthier, or just wanting to go to the gym more. But after a month or two, you may get discouraged after not seeing results.

For years, Corey Scholten has been working out about three times a week. 

"It's been pretty consistent throughout the years, I play sports so I try to stay in as much shape as I can," Scholten said.

Scholten says it's become a part of his daily routine to stay healthy and exercise. 

"It's a process, it's not going to happen overnight and I think a lot of people try to be like, well if I do it for a month or two then I'll be a lot better, but you've got to really stick to it," Scholten said. 

Seeing physical results can take time, but trainers say don't give up hope just because the scale isn't showing you the number you want. 

"Stepping on the scale is one way to measure your progress, but trainers say body measurements will give you the most motivation in the long run.

"Your waist may go down a couple inches, and it depends what you track. You might see results in a week, you might see results in a month it just depends what you're looking at," trainer Nathan Christensen said. 

Christensen says accomplishing your goal should take some time, and that you shouldn't get discouraged if it's taking longer than expected. 

"It can take awhile. Most of it comes from diet, when it comes to exercise there's different things as far as body composition changes that can fluctuate what your weight actually is," Christensen said. 

Trainers say make sure your workouts aren't overwhelming, or you may get burned out. 

"Just try to spend 30 minutes a day. Make it something that's part of your day everyday and you'll have a lot more chance of success with that," Christensen said. 

"You have to kind of stick to a plan and you have to have goals. If you don't have goals, those are the people that you're going to see in here for a month and then you won't see them again," Scholten said. 

Tips to make your New Years resolution a reality. 

Dietitians recommend setting a realistic goal that is attainable and specific.

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