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Top New Year's Resolutions and How To Keep Them: Wrap Up

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It seems just like yesterday we were counting down to the New Year and now we are already a month in.

Over the past few weeks, we've discussed the top four New Year's resolutions; getting in shape, quitting smoking, budgeting your money, and eating healthier.

A Proactive Change survey shows 64 percent of you are still on track, meaning 36 percent of you have given up after just one month.

"When we have a New Year's Resolution, we think this year I'm going to do it and they're serious," said Paula Flint, Life Coach. " We are very serious when we say that."

Every year we vow to make a positive change in our lives beginning January 1.

Gyms get busier.

"I'm in here now more than I would be because it's the first of the year," said Planet Fitness member Sherald Hill. "New Year's Resolutions are something that people use to kind of get themselves going and I'm doing that, too."

People throw away the cigarettes.

"Smoking and tobacco products causes 85 to 95 percent of the lung cancer cases," said Tricia Julian, program coordinator for Oncology Services at Fairmont General Hospital.

Try to spend less money.

"Instead of just running out and buying something quickly at the store, we really kind of think it through," said Charli Utt, Budgeter. "Is this the best thing for our family? Is this the best way to save money?"

Or eat more vegetables.

"When you take care of your body, you can feel amazing," said Emory Oldaker, healthy eater.

But every year we discover, living up to our resolution isn't as easy as we thought it would be.

A survey from the University of Scranton said 45 percent of Americans make New Year's Resolutions every year, but 24 percent of those people never succeed.

Why is that?

"We do the same things that we've always done over and over again and we don't get different results," Flint said.

So, for the 64 percent of you that are still on track, keep doing what you're doing.

Surveys show that by the end of June, that number will drop to 46 percent.

"Go in a way you don't have expectations." Flint said. "You don't have old behaviors to fall back on."

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