- by C.C.
To Lose Weight
Unsurprisingly, this common resolution fails the most. However, the reason why may surprise you: it’s lack of specifics. “How many pounds do you want to lose? How much time do you want to give yourself to accomplish this resolution?” says Angela Kim, a certified personal trainer and health coach. If you don’t know what you want, you’re not going to get it.
Instead of making a resolution that is a vague statement of intention, make yourself a game plan. For example, “I will work out at least 20 minutes, three times a week for four weeks to lose eight pounds by the end of January,” she says.