So I am going for it this year. Every morning will be welcomed with open arms and the previous day's downers will be consigned to the past. Of course I will starting running. Of course I will go on a diet but this will not be because it's a resolution, it is because I want to do it so that I finish the year feeling like a better person than I started (and be able to tie my shoe laces again).
Try to keep in mind that resolutions are meant to to be a catalyst for positive change in your life. Keep your resolutions positive and don't make life hard for yourself, healthy living has never been about restrictive diets and excessive exercise, real results come from consistent effort, one successful day after another.
According to the British Dietetic Association, the average Brit will have eaten 6,000 calories on Christmas Day and will gain 5 lbs (2 kg) by New Year's Day. This leaves us all perfectly plumped and primed, ready to be sucked into the diet adverts belching out of our TV screens throughout January (look into my eyes, not around my eyes, into my eyes).