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Local trainer gives New Year health goal tips

Posted at 9:29 AM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 10:29:45-05

TULSA — Pumping iron in the New Year, but keeping that goal can be more than we bargained for.

"It's easier to talk yourself out of a workout that into one."

Corey Scyffore is a personal trainer and says it's important to stay engaged to make sure you succeed.

"Whether you are working with a trainer or a work out buddy. Try to find out what motivates you so you can keep going and pushing through."

Experts say as many as 88 percent of yearly resolutions will fail because they're too broad or too difficult to sustain.

So they suggest taking it just one or two months at a time.

Scyffore says focus on sticking with resolutions past March.

"You start out day one...If you can push past that 3 month mark then you are going to win."

Research shows it takes about 66 days for a new behavior to become a habit.

Experts say the best way to succeed is to set goals that tailor to your personality, pick a plan that works for you and create smaller milestones.

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