New Year’s resolutions are great in theory, but it is for lack of planning that most are failed before February.The key to accomplishing a goal is to make it SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-phased). A common resolution that many people make is to workout more often. This goal is vague and incalculable. A better goal would be to lose 50 lbs. in 2017. Boom. Specific and measurable. To achieve your goal, set realistic expectations for yourself and make sure that you are in control of the outcome. You also want to make your goal relevant to the rest of your personal goals. Ask yourself: Is this right for me right now? Finally, give your goal a deadline so you can hold yourself accountable. This year, make a SMART resolution and see the results for yourself.