Now it the time of the year when New Year resolutions become harder to keep and people start falling off track.
While bad habits are hard to break, there are some ways you can make it easier on yourself.
Doctors said the more specific you get with your goal, the better -- and the best way to make a change is to start small.
"If you can have those small victories in between, that builds your self-confidence and that makes you believe 'Okay, I can go to that next step,'" said Samantha Carlso, a weight loss coach. "Once you've achieved that one 'All right, let's go to that next step.' versus just going to that end goal and then being discouraged right away and just wanting to quit altogether."
Another good way to reach your goals is by writing them down, or finding a friend with the same goals.
Remember, everyone is different, so the same rewards don't work for everyone. Find out what's right for you.