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2013 brings new round of resolutions
Well, it's almost 2013 and more than a few of us are working on New Year's resolution lists that probably have forms of diet and exercise.
In fact losing weight and staying fit are two of the most popular resolutions.
This time of year gym membership's skyrocket.
According to the Hastings YMCA, January, February, and March are the three busiest months of the year for the gym.
While many of us will get those memberships, a lot of those are only used for a few weeks.
As we bid farewell to 2012 and look forward to new adventures in 2013, millions of us will make New Year's Resolutions.
"To get healthier, not to lose weight, but to get healthier," said Krista Novotne.
Krista's not alone. According to the University of Scranton, the top 5 New Year's Resolutions include losing weight, getting organized, spending less and saving more, enjoying life to the fullest and staying fit and health.
And it's that first one that keeps local gyms busy.
"We start to see it kind of grow into the near year, but then it really starts to pick up after tomorrow and for the next couple months we'll peak," said YMCA Executive Director Michael Krings.
In fact at the beginning of 2012, the Hastings YMCA had over 7,000 new members, but by May most of those new members were gone.
"We see the people who make the resolutions and don't necessarily or they struggle to stick with them and so then they may not stick with us through the rest of the year," said Krings.
45-percent of American's will make those resolutions, only 8-percent actually achieve their goal while 24-percent don't succeed and fail on their resolutions each year.
If you're looking to stick to that resolution, experts say don't give up.
"Don't just do it for a few weeks and then die off, stay with it, stay true to it and then you'll see the true results," said YMCA Personal Trainer Jacque Hinrichs.
And make a plan that goes beyond just a few weeks.
"If you sit down and you have a plan on what you're going to do and that plan is going to take you further than that first two weeks, then you'll be more apt to stay with it," Hinrichs said.
Other resolutions include quitting smoking, spending more time with the family and, yes, falling in love.
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