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Don't Ditch Those New Year's Resolutions: More Ways to Ramp Up Your Motivation

Working Out Sucks helps beginners ditch the excuses. (Photo courtesy of Anytime Fitness)

Written by Kate Branciforte, editorial intern

It's almost February, which means many people have ditched their new year's resolutions. Are you one of them? Was 2012 the year you decided to get healthy, but realized that there's a lot of work that goes into that goal? You're not alone. Chuck Runyon, CEO of Anytime Fitness, recently released Working Out Sucks (and Why it Doesn't Have To) for fitness newbies looking to make a lifestyle change or workout veterans who may have fallen off course.

The book is based on the idea that it takes 21 days to learn a new habit and 66 days for it to become ingrained in the brain. So, if you started your new year off on the right foot and are still going strong, you're well on your way to a new, healthy lifestyle! For those of you who may be a little late to the race, this book provides a great guideline to help you get started.

The book is divided into four parts:

  1. Working Out Sucks, But...
  2. Changing Behavior Sucks Too, But...
  3. Nutrition Sucks Too, But...
  4. Fitness Sucks Too, But...

Each section breaks down any excuse that may be bouncing around in your head and teaches you how to cut out the mental clutter. Runyon, along with co-authors Brian Zehetner and Rebecca Derossett, explain why living an unhealthy lifestyle actually sucks more than working out and eating right. The book offers multiple tips on how to get on track (and stay there!) for the long haul, no matter how much you may think it sucks at first. We promise, it gets better.

Working Out Sucks also comes with a 21-day nutrition and fitness plan for that extra burst of motivation. The meal plan focuses on whole foods and steers clear of the processed, prepackaged stuff. And if you're on the go but want to access your workout of the day, you can head to anytimehealth.com and find all of the moves there.

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