Shedding the holiday pounds

By: Jalah Gray Email
By: Jalah Gray Email

SHERMAN, TX - The holidays are over and it's almost time to make those New Years resolutions. Jalah Gray shows how, for some people, that means losing the holiday pounds.

"I wanna be able to have the energy to be able to run around with him."

For Amy Collins, getting in shape is more than just a New Years resolution.

"I don't wanna be unhealthy as I get older, and I want my family to be healthy, so that has to start with me and my husband." Collins said.

Amy had her first baby 10 months ago. She says that combined with the holidays, she put on a few extra pounds.

"Home made cinnamon rolls that your mother in law makes is not necessarily the most healthy breakfast but it's one of my favorites, and so I indulge." Collins said.

But now she, like many others, is ready to shed the holiday pounds and get fit.
Crossfit Coach, Melinda Peacock, says group fitness is a good way to stick to your goals.

"I think the most important thing is to find something that you enjoy, something that is peer driven is often a good idea where you're encouraged by others." said Peacock.

"When I go into gyms, unless I have a workout partner, I feel very alone in there." said Collins.

Crossfit is a strength and conditioning program, combining weight lifting, running, and gymnastics.
Amy says crossfit style workouts are giving her the support she needs to meet her fitness goals.

"If I were to miss a class they would call me or facebook me and say hey where are you, and if I was the last one getting through with my wod they'd be right there cheering me on." Collins said.

Melinda says the variations of the workouts can help people stick to their fitness goals.

"Every time they come in it's something different too, it's never the same thing." Peacock said.

Since losing weight is the number one New Years resolution, they expect membership at Crossfit Solus to increase in 2012.
Remember medical experts say you should always consult a doctor before starting a new exercise program.

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