With the New Year come New Year’s resolutions. The new year usually brings a new resolve to improve ourselves. Some hit the gym hard, some practice their martial arts more at home, some resolve to lose that weight they gained the previous year. Whatever you may resolve to do, make a realistic plan. It took us a while to get out of shape, gain those extra pounds, or fill our schedules with other activities. Pick a realistic goal and start. It is better to be consistent and persistent that to burn yourself out and dread going to the gym, or what your eat, or practicing at home. Start slow, let your body accommodate to the changes and then continue, consistent and persistent.