By John Ostapkovich

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After your holiday feast and other forms of excess, maybe your New Year’s resolution will be to get in shape.

There are a bazillion fitness books and videos out there, but now there’s a new way to get personal, portable motivation in the form of a book called “Inspiring Your Fit Behavior.

Author Tony Whatley explains what makes his book different is that it is an e-book that goes beyond the printed word to a series of videos from people who have met this challenge, like a judge weight lifter…

“Power-lifting has been my fountain of youth.”

“If you can engage more than one sense, you much greater impact on the whole learning experience,” Whatley said.

Being fit, like much else, might be 95% perspiration and only 5% inspiration, but without the mental moxie you might never get off the couch.

“These books are stories,” Whatley said. “Not only are the language processing parts of our brain activated, but other areas that we would use when we were really experiencing events also.”

You’ll need something capable of playing videos off the internet to use this system, but many of them now are very portable.

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