Studio G: Change the way you see yourself to help shed weight

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - As we head into a new year many people make resolutions to lose weight. But it's easier said than done.

"I think when (everyone first gets into fitness, they think) 'Look comes first,' right? Like, 'How do I look my best, and then I'll feel good,'" said Kirsten Clancy.

Instructors at Studio G in Twin Falls hope to change that vision with unique goals that don't focus on the number on the scale. It all starts from within.

"We're about to be bombarded with weight loss pills and gimmicks," said Gillian Funk, owner of Studio G. "Instead of saying, 'If I could lose ten pounds then I'd be happy with my body,' we want to change and have those messages be, 'If we could just be happy with our body, then we'd lose weight.'"

Studio G yoga instructor Jenny Hanson provided KMVT with a list of things to focus on to become successful this year.

1. Step outside of your comfort zone.

Hanson said, "We can be something new and something different, and we don't have to stay stuck in this way we've defined ourselves."

2. Take care of yourself.

"To learn that you have needs and recognize what they are and to honor them whether that's going for a walk everyday or setting time aside for fitness and just really getting in touch of your body," she explained. This also includes fueling your body with nutritious foods.

3. Learn to love yourself.

"There's magic that creates an opportunity for you to expand in really positive ways when you just embrace who you are exactly," she continued.

4. Self Talk.

Get rid of self criticism.

"Anytime we have something negative we say about ourselves or self deprecating, we can go 'Uh, nope!' Hush that and change it. It's a literal process of changing your patterns to change your life, and it works," she added.

5. Question your assumptions and opinions and the way you think you are "to be able to open up to new opportunities and new life patterns that make us happier and healthier — ultimately more whole-hearted and connected on this planet."

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