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Stella Steps Up Week 3: Staying committed to your fitness goals

BILLINGS, Mont. -

It's easy for people to say they are going to start an exercise program, but it's a lot more difficult to start it and stick with it.

Twenty KULR-8 employees currently are part of a six-week corporate fitness challenge. As week four approaches, trainers Kari Bogner and Jenn Thompson of Granite Health & Fitness lead the way with everything from nutrition counseling to fitness training.

"I just want to praise the entire KULR-8 team. You guys are amazing. The whole group is awesome. I think it's incredible everyone is doing it together," Jenn Thompson, Certified Trainer said.

Allison Molin, a producer at KULR-8, is a part of the fitness team, but it's taken her a couple weeks to get fully on board.

"All my energy goes to my show and then in the morning, I'm so tired. I just want to rest up and get ready for my shift, and so I have all these excuses to not go work out because I'm so tired and I have to save all my energy, I think, for my job," Allison said.

Granite's fitness experts say exercise can provide a big boost to Allison's energy. Starting small is the key to her success.

"The more short-term goals that she accomplishes, the more success she's going to feel," Thompson said. "The more she's going to feel she can take on the next big step, and the next big step so I'm really excited that she's there." 

Allison is finding inspiration along the way.

"You know I want to be part of the team and so it's kind of helping me stay a little bit more motivated than I normally would," Allison said. Something else is fueling her fire to get more healthy. Her good friend is getting married in September, and Allison is a bridesmaid. "I'm really really excited, but I'm also really really nervous because it's more of a cowboy-style wedding, so we're wearing short dresses as bridesmaids, and I do not like my legs at all."

This point in the process is where Allison's mindset has to shift from negative to positive. Her trainers say she should be proud of her strong legs that will help her get through the workouts.

"Celebrating that you have those features, even if you want to make some changes, that's totally fine. But don't make it a negative thing," Thompson said.

"It's already starting to sink in that if I eat healthier and work out, I'll start feeling better and so I'm really nervous, but I'm also really really excited," Allison said. Allison keeps a food diary and tracks her intake daily.

Thompson emphasizes: all of us have challenging schedules so prioritizing and finding small windows of opportunity for changing our eating and exercise habits can make a huge difference.

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