Expert advice on how to stick with New Year’s resolutions, workouts

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When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, working out and losing weight are often right on the top of the list.

You might still be sticking to your fitness resolutions now but thousands of Americans will be back to their old ways after a few weeks.

If you’re having a little trouble, experts have a few tips to stay on track.

Experts say it starts with structure, commitment and a buddy; a partner who can make you head to the gym even when you would rather not.

It takes about a month to get your body in the habit.

So how do you measure your progress?

Trainers warn to be wary of the scale.

It can be discouraging if you are gaining muscle and it can’t accurately tell you your body fat percentage.

Health experts suggest marking your progress by the way your clothes fit.

Whatever your goals, experts caution safety with your workouts, especially if you have not been in a regular workout routine.

Stretch, ice or heat sore muscles and be sure to drink lots of water.

When you get into a routine, treat your workouts like your job.

And the last tip, be patient.

If this is your first week getting back in the gym, don’t expect results just yet.

You should start seeing more progress in the next two to four weeks.