What happened to my new year’s resolution?

So we are 6 weeks into the year and the motivation behind the new years resolution has gone, and you might have started to think it’s all doom and gloom and “I’ll start again next year”.

The stats behind the success rate of people actually achieving their new years resolution is 20%. Pretty low really.


There could be a few reasons:

1.. You proudly stated your resolution as you knocked glasses with your friends around 12pm on the 31st of December…

2.. It was the same as last years meaning you already felt doomed from the start.

3.. You didn’t create any new habits to support your new goal.


It could have been 1 or all 3 of these but the important thing to note is, it’s ONLY 6 weeks into the year, meaning you have 46 more weeks to achieve your goal.

So how can you make this year different? Simple. Change your habits and create a solid plan to move forwards.


Atomic Habits is a great read to help you understand how habits work and how to apply them. Be specific about your goal and understanding what you are willing to change or do in order to achieve your goals is also important, because with every new habit requires a level of attention to different your daily routine.


For example if weight loss is your goal, how much weight and by what date? Is that date realistic? And why? Why do you want to loose the weight? This is a game changer because if the reason is not big enough or has no emotional connection to you, it’s not going to be the reason you say no to the cake and yes to the salad.

Next thing is to work out how much as you willing to do to achieve the goal? If you currently attend the gym twice a week, can you attend 4 or 2 group sessions and 1 PT session? Something has to change if you want something to change right?!


You can grab hold of this new years resolution and have a fresh start by starting today. It’s actually not too late and no you don’t have to wait until Monday!


Hit the gym tonight, eat fresh food for your next meal, do something to get you back in motion and heading in the right direction.


You can do this!


And ……  Enjoy the process!