Resolutions were made. Intentions were good. Effort was there, but things start to get in the way. The key to keeping the resolution to stay fit is to STAY FOCUSED! Research shows 80% of those will not follow through with their New Year's Resolutions. Remember it takes approximately 21 days to form a habit (good or bad).
Here are some tips to keep on track and keep being focused on those fitness resolutions:
Be Realistic - Start out slow and have realistic expectations. 1 week at the gym will not eliminate a month's worth of weight gain.
Track Progress - Take measurements, photos and food intake to watch your body progress and improve.
Diversify - Include a variety of fitness activities or lifting techniques to speed up results and avoid boredom.
Buddy Up - Grab a friend who has similar goals and fitness levels to help you along and keep you accountable.
Go Pro - Hire a professional trainer to get you right where you want to be in less time.
Be Positive - Psych yourself out by telling yourself you want to go workout even if you don't. (Mind over Matter!)
Expect Slip-ups - Having a cheat meal or skipping two workouts won't ruin your progress. Plan for road blocks/obstacles and stay focused.
Good Luck and Stay Focused!