30th December 2017.With the end of the year on the horizon and the beginning of a fresh calendar almost here, many people begin to make plans for their New Year celebrations. Others turn their minds to the typical "New Year's resolutions" ? solemn determinations to make changes or do things differently next year. We're all familiar with the stereotype of the person who makes fitness resolutions and can't keep them. Maybe we've even been that person before. It's discouraging to want to make a change while feeling like you haven't been able to live up to your promises in the past. It doesn't have to be that way. First, though, it's important to accept that sticking to a New Year's resolution will be difficult no matter what. The start of the new year is more symbolic than anything, you'll be just as busy on January 1st as you were on December 31st. There's no magic button to push; you'll need to come up with some willpower to help make any other strategies you use more effective. However, there are things you can do to improve your chances and stick to your resolution. With hard work and a dedicated focus, you can make it all the way to this time again next year. You can achieve your resolution! Here's what to try.
Be specific: know your goals and what you want to achieve
The number one reason people fail to stick to their New Year's resolutions is very basic: they don't nail down what they really want to achieve. "I want to lose weight," or "I want to start exercising" are good starting points, but they shouldn't be the core of your resolution. Instead, you should set out particular goals that you can try to work towards achieving. Rather than resolving