As we put away all of the Christmas decorations for another year and say hello to 2023, many will take this time to look forward to a fresh start.

New Year's Resolutions certainly aren't anything new, for decades folks have used the start of a new year as a chance to make a change in their life.  Maybe it's learning a new skill, maybe it's taking up a new hobby, maybe it's trying to get healthier.

The truth is most of us have done this at least a handful of times in our lives, and almost as many of us haven't seen it through. The truth is, change is hard.  I mean, if it was easy we would have done it already, right?

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So you might be wondering, what resolutions are Montanans planning this year?  Well, according to Zippia, the most popular resolution for the great state of Montana for 2023 is...weight training. Yep, it looks like a whole lot of Montanans are going to be joining or going back to the gym.

Feet on a bathroom scale - Isolated
Amy Walters

I'm not trying to be a pessimist here, but I just want to throw this out there before you go and sign up for some long-term membership on your journey to become a better-built you, I feel like you should know some facts.  Here's some data you should check out from Insideoutmastery

  • 38.5 percent of Americans make a New Years' resolution.
  • 59 percent of young Americans make a New Years' resolution.
  • 48 percent want to exercise more.
  • 23 percent quit after the first week.
  • 9 percent successfully keep their resolution.
Exercise weights in a hotel gym

For looking to make a change, experts suggest that you start off slow and build your way up. You don't want to be that person that goes to the gym after 5 years and tries to bench 250 pounds only to find that you can barely move the next day. Make sure that you have a plan that is sustainable, and doable.

Whatever your resolution might be, here's to wishing you a healthy and happy New Year.


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