New Year's Resolutions

If shedding a few pounds is on your to do list this year, we can help.

Making a New Year's resolution to lose weight was a life altering experience for Jeff Wood. The Tallahassee resident peeled off 100 pounds through hard work and persistence.

"I did this in six months through a lot of exercise and a lot of water," shared Wood.

His amazing transformation is inspiring and educational because Jeff may have lost weight quickly, but it's taken 10 years of gym time to keep the pounds off, something many folks simply don't have the patience for.

We all want rock hard bodies. The problem is we peeter out. In fact, most gyms report one-third of new members call it quits within one month.

"Sometimes they do that because they have high expectations and they burn out," said Debbie Bowman, owner of Legends Fitness.

"Most cases they don't know what to do," shared certified trainer Vince Graham. "Seek professional advice from a trainer, nationalist, you name it."

Other advice: start slow, find a workout partner and lay off the fatty foods! If that doesn't work, remember the old clichés: “no pain, no gain,” or “fitness is fun,” or “believe and you'll achieve.”

Getting in shape and losing weight rank second and third on the top 10 list of New Year's resolutions this year. The number one resolution is to spend more time with family and friends.