Now that the Times Square ball has dropped, and the confetti and champagne are long gone, how are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? According to reports, 80 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions will have given up on those goals by Groundhog Day.

Most of us make resolutions with the best of intentions. At first we hope and try to succeed, but then it proves too hard. Life gets in the way, or we realize that bad habit we want to kick is more difficult to change than we’d hoped. And so we give up…and feel like a failure.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are five keys to help you crush your resolutions this time around!

How are your New Year’s fitness resolutions coming?

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1. To succeed big, go small. Set yourself up for success by making just one or two resolutions, rather than a long list, so that you can give it the attention needed to accomplish. Be realistic on what you are actually able — and willing — to do, and the time it will take.

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