New Year’s resolutions: They’re easy to make and just as easy to break. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Use these tips to help see your way to a happy, healthy new year:

  • Get an accountability partner to help with rough patches wen you aren’t in the mood to workout or need an extra little push to keep motivated
  • Be clear and realistic about your goals. If your intent is to lose weight, set an amount and date to reach that amount. If it’s to get in shape, set a date and maybe choose an event like a 5k or obstacle challenge
  • Don’t rush. Make small adjustments every day to incorporate
  • Write down your plan and how you’re going to reach your
  • Don’t let little backslides in diet or workout derail your end
  • Tracking your progress (recording weight loss, counting calories) can help keep you motivated as you reach your
  • The national Kidney Foundation uses a process called SMART goals to help people achieve their resolutions:
    • Specific: State your goal exactly, keeping in mind the who, what when and where.
    • Measurable: The ability to review and follow your progress is important to success.
    • Attainable: Your goal should be something you have the resources to achieve ( equipment, finances, time)
    • Realistic: Goals should be something reasonable to achieve.
    • Trackable: Write down or digitally record your efforts to keep on track.