Nailing it or failing it? July brings perfect time to check New Year's resolution progress

Diana Kelly has stuck to her goals and lost more than 30 pounds halfway through the year. (Photo: provided by Diana Kelly)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Remember those New Year's resolutions you made seven months ago? The year is now more than halfway over, so it's a good time to check in on your progress.

If you find yourself failing instead of nailing at your resolutions, you're not alone. WTHR Instagram followers overwhelmingly say they're struggling with their goals: 70 percent report failing at their resolutions so far.

Getting healthier — whether it be more exercise or eating better — is frequently the No. 1 resolution for many people. But of course, some people had other goals. A few Instagram followers report their top choice as reading more and even a bucket list item like skydiving.

Jason Kivett, co-owner of Summit Strength & CrossFit, says getting healthier is easier than you might think. He has a simple three-step approach.

First on his list: Sleep more.

"Seven to nine hours is ideal," he said. Kivett said sleep is actually the most important thing in jump starting and maintaining a fitness plan.

Second: Size your meal plates to your hands.

"You want a fist full of protein, only a hand of carbs, and two thumbs of fats," Kivett said.

Step three: Drink lots of water. He recommends drinking half of your body weight in ounces each day. So if you weigh 200 pounds, you should be drinking 100 ounces of water.

Kivett said early July is typically when a lot of people re-evaluate their fitness because they notice they need to get back to their resolutions or get ready for a summer trip.

Summit Strength & CrossFit offers nutrition planning along with tailored classes for all ages and body types, including pregnant women. Click here for more information.