1. Get a workout partner If you've been trying to workout alone but haven't been able to stick to your regimen or are not consistent, ask a friend to workout with you. Having someone with similar goals go with you each day, will keep you on track and more likely to stick to a plan. 2. Join a gym Unless you're rich and have a sweet home gym, I suggest joining a good local gym. Working around people with the same goals will push you to reach these goals. Plus, there's a lot of equipment you don't have that can hit all the angles you've been missing and allow you to take your physique to the next level. 3. Download MyFitnessPal This app is available for all smart phones and is totally free. It makes it easy to track your macronutrient intake for the day and tells you how many you have left to reach your daily diet goals. It even has Red Supplement's Elite Whey Protein in the database, making it easy to track your diet with our products. 4. Set time each week to getting new songs This tip sounds odd but I find it important for motivation. When I have the same old songs on my music player, my workouts can feel boring and lack the motivation to push those last few reps. However, when I have brand new songs in my playlist every week, I'm pumped to go lift and get after it during my workouts. 5. Enter a contest or photoshoot for mid-late 2017 This is a good tip because it creates a date that you have paid for and will make you accountable. If you knew you had to step on stage in front of hundreds of people and pose almost naked, would you slack on your diet? Probably not. This is arguably one of the better tips for forcing yourself to commit to a healthy lifestyle. 6. Set realistic goals When I first started working out, I set a goal to get to 260 pounds ripped in five years. This was an extremely unrealistic goal and I had no idea at the time what it actually entailed to reach that level of muscularity. Set a smart and realistic goal that you can achieve within 1 year. 7. Take baby steps Divide your big 1 year goals into several smaller sub-goals. Instead of saying “I want to lose 50 pounds” a smarter approach would be “I want to lose 1 pound per week for the next year”. This allows you to achieve more realistic small goals each week, eventually accruing to the accomplishment of your big 1 year goal. 8. Set aside a portion of time each night towards meal prep This tip is crucial, because without time to prep your meals you will absolutely fail in sticking to your diet. Get all your groceries each week and spend time each night pre-packing them into Tupperware containers. Then put them in your fridge so the next day, you can just grab them and go. Fail to plan, and you are 100% screwed. 9. Have a cheat meal once per week I don't care how strict your diet is, one cheat meal each week won't wreck your diet and will keep your metabolism working faster. Don't assume that because you want to lose fat, you will never be able to touch your favorite foods again. Use that one cheat meal per week as motivation to stay clean for the other 99% of the week and as a reward you can look forward to. 10. Take progress pictures Sometimes the seeming lack of results causes people to lose motivation and fall off track. A good strategy for this is to take progress pictures. When you look at yourself in the mirror every day, it can be difficult to notice small incremental changes in your physique. But when you see a picture from the start of the year, each month throughout, and at the end of the year, you'll be shocked at just how much you have progressed. To learn more about setting goals and achieving your resolutions for 2017, click here.