According to Forbes, 40% of Americans make New Year's Resolutions, but only 8% of us keep them and actually achieve our goals. Well let's see... maybe because with a fresh start most of us are optimistic dreamers and as the year goes on, life gets in the way and we become realists. Here's a simple tip on how to keep and accomplish your New Year's Resolution. Get pumped! The key to succeeding is to be realistic, specific and simple. Honestly, saying you're going to lose weight or eat healthier this year will last a maximum of two months, OK maybe three and fluctuate all year, but will you really accomplish an end goal? And what exactly is the end goal? Did you lose five pounds when you could have shed a healthy 15 or occasionally throughout the year not order the side of fries?
Instead of being so general give yourself a specific, realistic goal like "I'm going to work out three times a week." Another great example is the campaign that Special K is doing to Fight Fat Talk. #FightFatTalk - Simply, don't bash your thighs. I wrote about it here. Most women (guilty myself) always have something to complain about when it comes to their bodies. Make it a resolution to stop and instead of complaining, change it. Simple, realistic and specific. Good luck!