IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR when yet again, New Year’s resolutions become a hot topic. How many times have we heard a sentence like, "After the holidays, I’m going to start...” at a holiday party? We tend to think that a new year means finally getting serious about our goals, which for many of us means resolving to lose weight and get in shape.

When left to our own devices we usually have a strong start and then at some point slip back into our old habits. This year instead of repeating the past and trying on your own once again, a group weight loss challenge may be a better option. Several gyms and studios across Houston have launched weight loss programs that are measurable and attainable, and best of all hold you accountable.

40 Days to Slim Down at The Houstonian Club

For members only, the Houstonian Club will be hosting a 40-day weight loss challenge from Jan. 21 to Feb. 29. There is a $35 registration fee with prizes given to the members with the highest percentage body fat lost. The first place winner will receive a six-month complimentary membership, the second place winner will receive a $700 Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa gift card and the third place winner will receive a $300 cash credit toward their membership.

If your studio or gym does not have a specific weight loss challenge, ask them how they can be a resource for your fitness and wellness goals in the new year. There’s no reason to have them alone! We could all use some help and accountability to not only get started but to continue healthy behaviors so they become a habit that will last all year. Keep it up, and come next holiday season you’ll be saying "I will continue to work on my health and wellness goals,” with no hesitation.

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