It's just about the time of year when many of us tell lies like 'I'm going to get in shape this year.' So, how does one actually make a New Year's resolution come true?
"I did hear just the other day, someone say just give it ten days at the gym and then all the New Year's resolutioners will quit, but we're kind of hoping here at the BCF that's not what is going to happen," said Amber Leavitt, a programming specialist at Drumheller's Badlands Community Facility. "We're eager for the January boom to happen, but hopefully it sticks around."
Of course, talking about it and doing it are two different things, as Leavitt knows only too well.
"The first three weeks are probably the hardest, but you just need to stick to it and not give up on yourself," she advised. "Probably around six weeks, eight weeks, is when you're going to start seeing some results and that's when you get hooked, is when you stick to it for at least six or eight weeks; you start seeing those results and then it just starts coming naturally."
"Finding that motiviation for you, whether it be YouTube or magazines or grabbing yourself a gym partner, somebody that will motivate you and get you into the gym. You need accountability of sorts (and) those are the good tricks to get you past that hump."
The BCF has a number of fitness programs to start the new year, including the quarterly Fit Into It Challenge in partnership with 99.5 Drum FM.