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Exercise Advice To Keep Your Resolutions

January 24, 2012, 6:17 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

Exercise Advice To Keep Your Resolutions
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Many people set New Year's resolutions, but a few weeks into the year, you already may be struggling to reach your goal.

One of the most popular resolutions is to lose weight and get into shape. A Sioux Falls woman who is inspiring others to drop pounds while having fun has some advice.

It may look like a night club party, but Dawn Szymik is actually encouraging people to dance themselves into shape through Zumba.

"I get a lot of people who have never exercised, but they want something fun," Szymik said.

Szymik knows first hand that losing weight is not all fun though. At one time, the now-Zumba instructor weighed 260 pounds and suffered from physical and mental health issues.

"Because I wasn't happy, and you just hurt. You ache, and you want to be the best you can be," Szymik said.

Szymik says while she has dozens of fitness friends now, when she tried to drop inches, she had little support. That can be key in a weight-loss journey.

"So for me to have that now and to give back to people, to let them know that they're not alone, and I understand, is huge to me," Szymik said.

One of the reasons why many people don't exercise is boredom, but that's not a problem in Szymik's Zumba class.

"The most important thing I tell them is come here and do what you can. It doesn't matter what fitness level you are, but just have fun," Szymik said.

And if you find the mix of fun and friends to get fit, Szymik says you'll have a better chance of keeping your resolution; a resolution that Szymik knows first hand can change your life.

"I've healed. My body is the best it's ever been, but the most important thing is having that feeling of accomplishment," Szymik said.

Exercise is also the focus of Mission Nutrition this week, a competition among people in the area set up by Avera Heart Hospital. To follow my journey, check out my KELO Casey Wonnenberg Facebook page.

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