Improving your health may be on your long list of New Year resolutions.
But what does that really mean and what does it look like in action?
News 13 spoke with a fitness instructor about hitting the ground running into a healthy 2018.
Getting healthier isn't a numbers game, but rather about how you choose to think about your 2018 new year’s resolution.
Katie Houck, Fitness Director at Fitness One shared, “Just say you want to change your life and you want to get fit, because it is going to be a better life, not for a vacation. Not for anything like that."
Lifestyle changes can be hard, but habits learned now can change your life in the future.
It's about the simple changes in life like choosing to eat a carrot over a candy bar.
Lifestyle changes also include going to the gym regularly.
"People come in to change their lives you know. It's a fresh start, a fresh year."
One mistake people make is hitting the ground running and doing too much, too fast.
By doing this you may wear yourself out mentally and quit working out.
"Try different things. Don't overwhelm yourself in one week with just none stop cardio, you know,” shared Houck.
For those on a new fitness journey fitness classes are a great place to start, keeping in mind that everyone’s journey looks different.
"I was 260 pounds and I was really unhappy with life and I just wanted a change."
Starting your journey with activities in your comfort zone will help you stay on track when it comes to achieving your goal of a healthier life.
Also, slowly pushing yourself will help you see those results you hoped for.
"People should give themselves a chance. You know, believe in yourself. You are going to have hard day, but know if you keep going things are going to happen and things are going to change."
When things get tough, remember these changes are about you and not the number on the scale.
Fitness instructors also said bringing a workout partner could help in keeping you accountable and give you the support you need.