New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Tomorrow is the start of a new year.  And I like fresh starts.  I like the idea of starting anew, forgetting about any past mistakes, and moving forward to having an even happier and healthier life.

new year fresh start

And according to studies, almost half of Americans agree.  About 45% of Americans at least admit to making New Years Resolutions.

But only 8% of those who make resolutions actually are successful in achieving them.

Now this isn’t to say “stop making resolutions!” but to say “start making better resolutions.”

Yesterday I wrote about making SMART goals.  And using that system is a great way to start making New Years Resolutions.

smart goals

But in addition to making SMART goals, you need to take a realistic look at your obstacles and common downfalls when trying to achieve your goals.

Is it time (or lack of time)? Money? Motivation? Lack of knowledge?  Lack of accountability?  Not knowing where to start or how to improve?  Lack of support?

So many things can keep us from reaching our goals.  Today, when making your SMART New Years Resolutions, also look at the obstacles that may arise and come up with SMART ways to overcome these.  You can not avoid obstacles, but you can manage them and overcome them.


What are some of your common goal obstacles and how do you overcome them?

We all face challenges on our road to a healthy lifestyle.

  • not enough time to exercise
  • don’t know what to eat and what not to eat
  • lack of support
  • difficultly keeping up with a routine
  • There is an answer!  Contact me to find out how you can beat your challenge in 2015!



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