When setting goals, it's important that you do not set your goals too high. Setting goals (New Year's Resolutions) on January 1 that you hope to maintain for a whole year is setting yourself up for failure. It's difficult to maintain a goal for a week - 7 days in a row. How are you supposed to do it for 365 days?
Better, is taking smaller steps in smaller increments. Want to eat healthier in 2012? Don't try to drastically change your entire diet. Begin by making a small substitution to your morning diet. Instead of drinking 2 cups of coffee in the a.m. have 1. Use sugar on your grapefruit? Use a low calorie sweetener instead. Taking baby steps allows the body and mind to cope with the drastic step of making a change. After you've accomplished the first small step, then take another. Set yourself up to be a winner. You'll see, it works. Go for it!