How Are Your Goals?

How are your New Year’s Resolutions going so far?

The statistics are staggering and make me sad. Every January the gym is flooded with new people who want to make this year the year it works! And then each week that goes by, the gym gets less and less crowded. Don’t get me wrong, I dislike having to fight the crowds for a parking space and empty elliptical machines. I’m also not a fan of the influx of people who apparently don’t know gym etiquette…that being said, I want people to be successful in their goals!

  • 62% of people make New Years Resolutions
  • 8% are actually successful
  • 49% have infrequent success
  • 24% NEVER succeed and have failed on EVERY resolution EVERY year!

(That’s 1 in 4 people who fail each and every time they make a resolution!)

Length of Resolutions Data
Resolution maintained through first week 75%
Past two weeks 71%
Past one month 64%
Past six months 46%

Don’t be a statistic! Keep working toward your goals!

The last time I went to Spin class I was shocked at the drop-off of attendees. The class was packed the first two weeks of January. By the third week it was half full.

When I decided to lose the weight and start exercising, I began in August. I didn’t wait for January to get started. Maybe there’s too much pressure in January to be successful? Either way, I’m glad I stuck to my goals and worked hard to be successful.


If you are feeling your motivation waning, try reassessing the goals. Look at your list and make some changes. Maybe your goals were too big? Maybe you can accomplish them if you take them down a notch. Try being accountable to yourself by sharing your goals with others. Everything helps!

QUESTION: How are your goals? Are you still feeling motivated to achieve them?

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

4 thoughts on “How Are Your Goals?”

  1. HI Lisa. I’m amazed how fewer people are at the gym already….BUT…last week at my weight watchers meeting there were a BUNCH of folks signing up. I wondered if they’d tried to lose weight on their own for a few weeks, but lost motivation and signed up?! Dunno, I’m just speculating….. Have a great Tuesday.
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