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Tips for New Year's Resolution
It's that time of the year again--- time to pick something that you're going to do better and stick to it throughout the New Year. For many people, at the top of the list-- losing weight or getting fit. Fox 25's Kisha Henry shows us some simple tips to make your resolution a revolution.
After we ring in the New Year, fitness experts say there are a number of reasons people fall off the bandwagon-- like starting off too strong.
"You can get on that treadmill for two hours, but you're not going to be able to walk and you're not ever going to want to do it again," says Katie Kucharski, Fitness Director at the Green's Country Club Fitness Center.
Kucharski says time constraints can also prevent progress. "You think, if I can't get my hour in, I might as well not work out. Well, that's not the case," says Kurcharski.
That's why she's started "The Revolution"-- small steps to a healthier you.
"When you're watching a TV show, during commercial breaks get up and do push ups or sit ups until it's over," says Kucharski. You can also pick a parking spokt that's a good walking distance from your destination, take the stairs and get your your five fruits and veggies so it will be easier to cut back on the unhealthy stuff.
"I gained a lot of weight in college and I've never lost it," says Shannon Helton, who plans to make her resolution a Revolution. "I'm only 29, but I've started to have health problems because of my weight. My goal right now is to at least be going into the gym three times a week. This is exactly what Kucharski says the Revolution is all about-- manageable goals. She recommends hitting the gym at least three times a week for 20 minutes, and reaching for reasonable goals-- like losing five pounds at a time.
But, remember-- it's about progress not perfection. "Don't beat yourself up. Get in what you can. If you don't have time for that gym workout one day, do those situps and pushups during the commercial breaks, or get in your plank (ab workout) before bed," says Kucharski.
The Revolution is an eight-week plan that includes a weigh-in, group exercise plans, meal plans and all of the individual help you need. Cash prizes will be awarded for those who lose the most. If you're interested in taking part, contact the Greens Country Club in Oklahoma City at: (405) 751-6266.
Posted: Sunday, December 30 2012, 09:00 AM CST
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Education board to consider waivers for Moore
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma State Board of Education is expected to consider waivers for public schools in the tornado-ravaged community of Moore.
The State Board of Education meets Thursday in Oklahoma City. It's slated to consider waivers for Moore Public Schools relating to instructional days and filing deadlines for certain reports.
The Central Oklahoma chapter of the American Red Cross is also expected to attend the meeting to discuss storing donated supplies after a monstrous tornado hit Moore Monday and killed 24 people, including 10 children.
Seven of the children were pulled from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore.
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