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Sticking to your New Year's resolution

By Jessica Bowman – email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - For every person there is usually a New Year's resolution. Some resolutions are new and some are the same as the year before. At Planet Fitness in Biloxi on Sunday one man said he made his resolution about 10 years ago and has stuck to it.

New Year's resolutions tend to be anything from depriving yourself of sweets and sodas to losing a few unwanted pounds.

Jack Nye said, "Used to do construction and one day I replaced a hot water tank for someone and I went to grab it and throw it in the back of my pick up and found I had to lean it and slide it up there instead. I couldn't throw it anymore."

On that day about 10 years ago Jack Nye made his New Year's resolution. To join the gym. Not to loose weight, but to strengthen his body.

"Simply to get back where I could toss those tanks back in the back of my truck again, but I've quit construction since then, but I've stayed with this anyway," said Nye.

For the past 10 years Nye has made the same New Year's resolution. To continue working out and maintaining his strength. Planet Fitness Trainer Andrew Zornes said if your wanting to shed the pounds or build the muscles this new year it's important you do it gradually.

"If somebody hasn't worked out in a while take small steps, don't expect the results to happen overnight. Just be willing to get started. simple things first you have to walk before you can run," said Andrew Zornes.

Zornes said your diet can also play a big part in process.

"Just making minor changes to your diet. I never recommend any sort of radical changes. Just simple things like picking up an apple instead of a candy bar, drinking more water instead of soda. Just the simple things that we know and the new year kind of gives us a time to start fresh," said Zornes.

"People should really come in here and try it. You'll find out it's not as hard as it looks and you'll enjoy it. I do. I enjoy it a lot," said Nye.

Nye said don't put your work out off. If it's your resolution, there's no better time to get started than now.

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