i'm not really big on resolutions. it just seems like you are setting yourself up for disappointment (even though i did actually make one last year and this year). i have heard some really good advice though, if you do set a goal for a new year, start on januray 5th instead of the 1st. it kind of makes sense especially if you make the ever popular "eat better and exercise" resolution. it's hard to start the 1st mainly because you usually feel poorly from staying up too late and perhaps drinking too much the night before. by the 5th, you have really decided on a good goal and most if not all of your holiday goodies are gone. if not, throw them out! don't attempt to avoid temptations that are as close as your kitchen! stock your fridge with good, fresh food like plenty of fruits, veggies, and lean meat and fish. it will be easier to eat better if you have what you want to eat in your fridge.
excerpts from my 2009 exercise journal
good luck to all of your with your resolutions!