It's two days into the new year and hopefully you are still dedicated to your new year's resolution. Like so many of us, that might be to loose weight or get into better shape. Kim Blanton is a personal at Anytime Fitness in Meridian and says everyone needs an individual plan.
"Well it's not a proper diet. Each person is different. It's cutting down on the carbohydrates and increasing protein, but to put one person on a diet is individual. Each person you work with and what works best for them. See what their caloric intake is," explains Blanton.
Getting in shape and staying in shape won't happen overnight. Blanton says it is something that comes with commitment and time.
"Right, you don't want to come in and just work out the first two months and then give up. Make it a commitment. Make it a life commitment to join a gym and take care of your health. And make it a lifetime," says Blanton.
The combination of exercising and clean eating will help you in your journey to good health. Blanton says it's not necessarily just about a diet, but a way of life.
"Well I hate to say that getting on a diet is the right thing. It's about making right choices, cutting down your portions, looking at your caloric intake and seeing what your carbohydrates are and trying to get those early in the morning. Cut down on sugars and all of your white starches, increase your protein and get your fat in."
When it comes to working out, change is good. Blanton says to constantly switch up your workouts.
"Just don't stick to one exercise, one different program because your body gets plateau. And then things don't change and that's what you're looking for is changes," suggests Blanton.
It might seem overwhelming, but finding an individual plan that works for you can lead you to success. Blanton encourages anyone who may be confused to become more knowledgeable on different diets and exercises.
"Well the best thing is is to stick with it and if they've got problems go to a trainer and let that trainer sit down with them and they can go over their diet."
Blanton says it's a good idea to combine cardio, circuit training, and weight training into your workouts.