Sadly, most New Year’s resolutions and fitness goals begin to lose steam sometime in February. In fact, depending on where you get your numbers, 80 to 90 percent of them fail. This failure could make an awful lot of us feel badly about ourselves, but we really should cut ourselves some slack. Habits can take a long time to develop, so undoing bad ones and creating positive new ones can be very challenging.
It’s easy to make New Year’s resolutions.
The hard part is sticking to that pledge to eat better, give up smoking, get more exercise, watch less TV.
About 40 percent of Americans resolve to make fitness and health related changes in their lives, but only 8 percent achieve those goals.*
Why do so many people fail to stick to their resolutions, and what can we learn from the people who succeed? Read on to see how you can make 2017 the year where your resolutions last.