Expert Advice For Those Who Struggle To Keep New Year’s Resolutions

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — January 1, is the day to make resolutions, but some people have a hard time keeping them.

“It was to not get too fat,” Anthony Bilello told CBS2’s Janet Wu, “It didn’t work out, it was more like I couldn’t control myself.”

He’s making the resolution again this year with some high-tech help.

“I’m going to get a FitBit. That should help, maybe an iPad touch with one of those life trackers, so I don’t eat until I explode,” he said.

Jeff Scerbo had trouble keeping his resolution in 2015 too.

“To go to the gym, and that didn’t happen,” he said.

Local gyms see a big spike in membership in January, in part due to resolutions, and also the cold weather.

As your will fades it’s important to enlist friends to keep the pressure on.

One psychologist recommended keeping resolutions clear and reasonable.

“Positive, very specific, very clear and achievable,” Judy Kurianksy said.

MJ Stellwag was already breaking his resolution.

“I’m kind of breaking it already, I didn’t want to eat fast food or anything like that, and you can see I’m going to Qdoba,” he said.

Not everyone believes in the power of New Year’s resolutions.

“At my age, I forgot already,” one man said.

That’s one way to prevent failure.

Experts advise not going overboard, to avoid burnout, and not be too hard on yourself, because after all, we’re all human.

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