We all make them- every year. How many of us actually achieve them? Why is it by February you still haven't lost that weight you said you would? Check out this article that gives some insight on why resolutions usually fail, but what we can do to make sure we make them stick and actually acheive them. Hint- it won't happen in January, or even February- you need to set realistic goals for the long term and stick to them.
I did this back in 2012 actually. I made a resolution on NYE I was going to lose weight- about 20 pounds I was looking to drop. I had never had a problem with working out. It was changing my diet and making wise food choices that was going to be the biggest issue. On New Years Day I downloaded the "Lose It" app- where you track what you eat every day, as well as exercise. For the weight you want to achieve, it gives you a total amount of calories you can consume, so you have an idea of a goal. I tracked every day (still do actually), and within a year, I lost 15 pounds. I went on to lose the other 5 after that. No tricks, no fad diets, no cleanses, just good old awareness and accountability about what I was putting into my body.
It wasn't easy, weight is a slow burn, and sure I was frustrated by March when I had only lost a couple of pounds. But I stuck to it- and it paid off. So no more "resolutions" - take that idea and turn it into a tangible goal, and then reward yourself when you succeed!