It is now 2014 and that means it's that time of the year to vow to make changes and better yourself. New years resolutions are the way to make yourself feel good about the upcoming year. BUT THEY ALSO FAIL. LIKE ALL THE TIME. If you look at the numbers, less than half of the people in the United States make resolutions, and of those roughly 46% make it past six months still trying. It makes sense though. It's a new year and everyone wants to turn a new leaf. Especially when you get older, you want to take steps towards achieving your dreams and being a better you. So most people make generalized or grand statements for their resolution. "I'm going to lose all this extra weight this year." "I'm going to get a promotion." "I'm going to be a better person." All of those are viable goals, and very admirable, but there's a lot of work between creating the feel good statement and achieving said goal. You have to go beyond the statement to make it happen.
I am a victim of such resolutions. Losing weight has been on my plate since I was seventeen. My resolution for last year was to use caps lock more often than I had before in my Facebook statuses. While I didn't do it ALL THE TIME, I did do it more than I had before, so I dub last year a major SUCCESS! This year I decided to tool my resolution towards my fitness goals. I had an idea but it took some time to figure out the wording. I felt like I was an attorney drafting up a contract with this one.