My tip for you in setting a resolution?
Actually, the smaller the better.
Because reachable goals will keep your momentum moving forward.
In 2017 I want to lose 40 lbs
I would like to lose 4 lbs by February 1st.
Losing 40 lbs is a HUGE goal! You may be tempted to "give up" on your goal if you do not see it approaching soon enough. But 4 lbs? It seems much more do-able, don't you think? And when you reach that goal..... you will set another..... and another.... and before you know it- you will have lost those 40lbs!
I want to exercise five times per week in 2017.
I want to exercise 100 minutes per week by February 1st.
Those 100 minutes per week will turn into 300 minutes per week before you know it- with small, short-term goal setting!
So instead of a New Year's Resolution.... how about a January resolution? To be followed by a February resolution. So on and so forth. Each month is a new opportunity to improve.