Sticking To Your New Year Dream Fitness Resolutions?

We are officially three weeks into the new year. Do you know where your New Year resolutions are?

Your aren’t alone in trying to keep up with the big plans you had way back on January 1st. This infographic from has some statistics that probably won’t surprise you at all. I mentioned in my post at new year on how to “Avoid These Weight Loss Resolutions” the one at the top of most lists was to get fit. The sad news is that 73% of those will give up on getting fit before they reach their goal. If you’ve had getting fit on your list for a while, you have a lot of company.

The average fitness New Year resolution is dropped four times before taking action.

I was the poster child for this statistic and it meant years of delay to a healthier lifestyle. My fitness goal started with the classic desire to be my best for my wedding day.

That came and went with a very small weight loss, and was followed by slow gaining over the next several years. Then the New Year resolution repeated the year I turned 40, then 41. I’ve had so many women ask what made me stick with it this time.

Honestly, I was sick of hearing myself talk about it!

The stumbling blocks cover the “it’s too hard” arena very well. It’s hard to get started, it’s hard to stick to it, and it’s hard to get started again if you do stop.

I had this issue myself while figuring out my workouts the first couple weeks of the year. Trips to the gym and bootcamp where on the calendar, but I wasn’t taking my lunch breaks to run.

A little overstress and my schedule squeezed out the time to run at lunch. The funny thing is that I didn’t really notice until last week when I added up how long I had until my next race and panicked slightly at my lack of running.

The first day back on track was a pain. Literally. My husband did his best not to laugh when a coughing fit led to my saying “Ow!” in between each cough.

Sore stomach muscles may not be funny, but the good news it doesn’t last forever.

New Year Resolutions by the Numbers

New Year’s Resolutions By The Numbers

We are midway to 6 weeks into the New Year, just when half of those with fitness New Year resolutions will completely bail on them.

I had to check in on how you are doing with your own fitness New Year resolutions.

How do you plan on removing one of your resolution stumbling blocks?

Go get your fit on – Heather

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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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  • Heather Montgomery

    It makes all the difference. Showing up and being accountable for my dream here with you and the 8 Women Dream team makes all the crap worth it.