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I’ve never been very good at making New Year’s resolutions. I either choose goals that aren’t actually attainable or realistic, or I simply don’t take my resolutions seriously enough and give up on them a few weeks into the year. But in 2015, I want to set some really good goals for myself, and actually see them through for once.

If you’re like me and need a little help sticking to your New Year’s resolutions, these ten websites will help you accomplish your goals for 2015:

Weight Loss And Health Resolutions

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When most people think of a New Year’s resolution, they think of health and fitness goals. Consider the following three websites that will help you reach – and maybe even exceed – your health goals for 2015.

traineo

Traineo-site

traineo is a free weight loss management system that offers users exercises and useful visual diet tracking tools.

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If you want to be healthier and shed a few pounds, you can use traineo to select up to four “motivators” who will help you stay on track with your health resolutions. These people will receive email updates about how much you’ve progressed toward your goals, thereby making you more accountable for seeing your resolutions through to the end.

Additionally, you can use traineo’s weight calculator to estimate and graph your current weight, how many calories you should consume, and your estimated future weight. This is great for keeping you motivated during times when your fitness plan might have otherwise failed, since you can see how your weight is expected to decrease in the future.

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MyFitnessPal

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A great calorie counter with lots of info on nutrition, MyFitnessPal is a simple way to manage your nutritional and caloric intake. As you can see from an earlier review of the weight loss app for iOS MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter - The Best Weight Loss App On The iPhone MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter - The Best Weight Loss App On The iPhone Everyone knows that losing weight is difficult. It requires a certain level of commitment that not everyone is prepared for. However, when you meet those weight loss goals, it is one of the most satisfying... Read More , the system simplifies the process of counting calories and offers users a straightforward interface.

If the hardest part of your New Year’s resolution is tracking how many calories you’re eating, this site can help you monitor those calories by providing fast and simple food tracking tools that you can access from your computer, smartphone or tablet. The site will also remember the foods that you eat most often, so the more you use MFP, the easier it becomes to track your calories.

In addition to the site itself, the team at MFP has also taken the time to list some awesome health and fitness apps that you can download and sync to your MyFitnessPal account to better track your exercise and health progress.

And, as if all that weren’t enough, the MFP blog, “Hello Healthy,” provides tons of delicious recipes and meal ideas to keep you away from your guilty pleasure foods.

To use MyFitnessPal from your smartphone, download the iPhone, iPad or Android app.

LogYourRun

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LogYourRun is a great tool for managing your time spent on exercise each week. Not only can you log how much you run, you can also log how much you bike, strength train, swim, walk, and more.

For any New Year’s resolution with a focus on health and exercising, this site can help you track your progress and stay motivated to keep going. As you rack up more logged exercises through the site, you can create graphs and charts that let you view the frequency and duration of your exercise times.

LogYourRun also lets you see recent routes people around the world have run, biked, walked, etc. so you can find and use the same paths, or share your own. The site also suggests training regimens for beginning runners and people who want to run their first 1/2 marathon, along with others training programs.

If you want to use LogYourRun on the go, the site also provides an app for iOS ($1.99).

Financial Resolutions

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Saving more and spending less are also classic New Year’s resolutions. Many people struggle with money management, but many also don’t have additional tools (like these apps to save money 10 Great Apps To Manage And Save Money In 2014 10 Great Apps To Manage And Save Money In 2014 Since your smartphone is always with you, it’s a great resource for monitoring your budget, calculating interest or finding coupons. Read More ) for tracking and maintaining control over their spending. The following two websites will help you better manage your funds in 2015.

Mint

Mint site

If you want to keep your account balances automatically up to date, consider using Mint. You can manage your bills, taxes and track your spending. Probably the most helpful feature of the site is that it allows you to pay all of your bills in a single place, which can help you stay on top of your spending in the New Year.

Another insanely helpful feature of Mint is that it allows you to check your credit score. This is particularly useful for setting and maintaining your financial goals in 2015 because a good credit score can make a huge difference in your life. If your car up and dies on you, a good credit score can make obtaining a rental car easier. A good credit score can also improve the maximum limit on your credit cards and your ability to qualify for loans.

By efficiently tracking your bills, credit score, and savings, Mint makes achieving your financial goals more obtainable.

To manage your bills from your smartphone, you can also download the iOS and Android apps.

FlexScore

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FlexScore calculates a personal finance score based on how well you’re managing your money. The best part? You get a free, updated financial analysis that helps you understand how your every purchase affects your financial future.

A really good motivator that FlexScore provides is an analysis of how well you’re doing compared to your peers. That way, you can stay motivated to keep improving your financial situation, or feel great about how you stack up to others in your age group.

FlexScore also makes financial management a game (who knew you could? ) by deeming “financial independence” as a FlexScore of 1,000. Your score is calculated by your assets, investments, debt and other financial factors to determine where you are in the FlexScore range. Until you reach 1,000, FlexScore will continue to provide you with free advice about how you can improve your score and better manage your finances.

You can also use the FlexScore iOS app.

Lifestyle Resolutions

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Lastly, many people desire a more organized life and the New Year is the perfect time to put some order back into yours.

As you learn to better manage your time, you’ll find more time for the things that are the most important to you. The following five websites can help you complete your desired lifestyle changes in the coming year.

StickK

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Regardless of the details of your New Year’s resolution, StickK will help you get there. The site prompts you to create a “commitment contract” that holds you responsible for achieving a personal goal. It’s completely customizable, allowing you to add different stakes to your agreement with yourself.

If you really need some extra motivation to commit to your New Year’s resolutions, you might like to know that StikK was developed by Yale University economists. They researched the effectiveness of commitment contracts and found that people who set stakes for themselves are far more likely to achieve their goals. By setting stakes, you agree to put money on the line as a motivator to help you achieve your goals. Setting stakes is entirely optional within StickK. You can skip this step all together or enter a small amount if you so choose.

The idea behind setting stakes is that, for each week you don’t move toward your resolution or goal, you have to pay out that much money. So if your goal is to lose a pound a week, and you don’t lose a pound for 3 weeks, you have to pay 3 x the stake you’ve set for yourself. If you’re really unmotivated, this could get expensive, but that’s also a great way to motivate yourself to do something!

Quizlet

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Quizlet is a free website that lets you set up quizzes for yourself to help you study. This is great for high school and college students who want to improve their grades, or for anyone who wants to learn a new language, instrument, or skill set in 2015.

With Quizlet, you learn through the collective knowledge gathered by other users. You can create study cards for yourself, or create a class about a subject that interests you. Conversely, you can join a class or study a set of cards created by other users. This essentially means that some of the information on Quizlet might not be as accurate or up to date as an actual course in a subject, but it’s a good way to brush up on knowledge or find a starting point for learning a subject. (To find more ways to helpful study cards, check out these flash card apps 6 Flash Card Apps for Android, Compared: Which Is the Best? 6 Flash Card Apps for Android, Compared: Which Is the Best? Flashcards are an incredibly useful tool for studying, but they aren't always convenient to make and carry around; that's where your smartphone comes in. Read More .)

You can also expand your knowledge by downloading Quizlet’s mobile apps, or by  signing up for a Quizlet Plus account ($15/year) or a Quizlet Teacher account ($25/year), which lets you track other users’ progress and knowledge growth.

HassleMe

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Everyone needs a reminder from time to time. With HassleMe, you decide on the frequency in which you need to be reminded about a goal and the site sends hassling reminders to your email inbox. You simply set the interval of days you want to be hassled and type the exact message you want to be hassled with.

This site could literally be used for any New Year’s resolution since you can customize what the message says. Furthermore, it’s also a good motivation tool in general. For example, I set up a hassle to tell me “Remember to be awesome!” every 3 days, just to make sure my positivity is at it’s peak. You can use HassleMe to set similar motivational hassles, or use it to remind you to work out, to not eat junk food, to mediate today, or to do all of the above! You can set as many hassles as you like, but they’ll all be going to your inbox, so setting too many might do more harm than good.

Google+ Hangouts

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Google+ Hangouts can be used in many different ways, but we like the idea of using them to host a mastermind group How A Mastermind Group Can Help You Achieve More Goals How A Mastermind Group Can Help You Achieve More Goals The term 'mastermind group' is being thrown around a lot in the personal development sphere these days, but what exactly are they, do they work, and how could you set up your own group? Read More . This is essentially a Google+ hangout with a focus on a specific subject.

If you want to be held accountable for working toward your New Year’s resolutions, a mastermind group is a wise choice. The group you create should consist of your like-minded peers who want to achieve similar goals. By having Hangouts with them regularly, you can discuss how you’ve progressed, any setbacks you’ve faced and offer advice to one another about how to press on to achieve your dreams.

The really cool thing about Google+ Hangouts is that it allows you to connect with anyone who has the Internet, not just your neighbors and local friends. Check out popular Twitter hashtags related to your New Year’s goals and find some users to invite to your hangout — you could get people from all over the world to push toward their New Year’s resolutions with you!

To use Hangouts on the go, download the iOS or Android app.

Coolendar

coolendar site

If you want to stay organized in 2015, consider Coolendar. It’s a simple planning software calendar that efficiently maps out your schedule so you can stay on top of your daily responsibilities and your New Year’s goals.

Of course, as a calendar, this site allows you to pick a specific date by which you want to achieve your resolutions. However, it also allows you to plan out the process along the way, shooting notifications to your inbox, messenger, mobile device, or Twitter account when you need to complete a step, meet a milestone or accomplish any other event on the path to meeting your goals.

You also decide if you need to be alerted about something more than once. When you receive a notification for one of your Coolendar events, you decide if you should reschedule it which allows you to adjust your planned goals to what’s happening in the immediate moment.

If you think Coolendar just isn’t right for you, you can also check out 1Calendar as an alternative Check Out These 2 Smart Calendar Apps With Task Integration Check Out These 2 Smart Calendar Apps With Task Integration After trying so many organization systems, I noticed that I yearned for specific features in a not-too-complicated system, like for example, integration between a calendar app and the task app in question. In my search... Read More .

Be the Change You Want to See (With a Little Help, Of Course)

When the ball drops at 12:00 am on January 1st, remember that you have the potential to accomplish whatever you want in 2015. Even if ghosts of previously failed New Year’s resolutions are haunting your memory, don’t be discouraged.

The power to meet your goals is in your hands, and there are many incredible resources out there to help you along the way.

Good luck – and Happy New Year!

What are your goals for 2015? I’d love to hear about them in the comments section below.

Image Credit:  New Year’s Resolutions Via Shutterstock, JESHOOTSLollemyArtPhotography, jarmoluk, and JayMantri

  1. Swerve
    January 13, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    I could find some really great advice here. I'm so gonna check out MyFitnessPal and traineo. As far as Lifestyle category is concerned, thanks to muo I discovered HabitRPG. It has taken up an unusual and fun approach to help us manage our goals. It's because of articles like these that I've added 'read muo articles' as a task in my dailies in HabitRPG.

    • Kayla
      January 15, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Glad to hear it, Swerve! It's great to know you keep finding more and more helpful tools on MUO. Thanks for reading!

  2. Jackson
    January 5, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Great start, Kayla! Looking forward to more articles from you.

    • Kayla
      January 15, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks, Jackson! My apologies for being so very behind in my commenting. =P It's been a crazy week! Looking forward to reading more of your articles as well!

  3. Ramnee
    December 28, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    I wish to quite smoking this year..... but I guess that no one can help me in this except for my will power and determination.

    • Viral
      February 12, 2015 at 1:32 am

      You are right. I hope you've stopped by this time. If not, let me share my experience if it helps.

      I quit smoking 2 years before. What worked for me was I was determined and was deciding everyday that I would not smoke today. I followed this for first 30 days and then my craving got reduced. It was difficult for first 30 days but the key is stick with the determination and don't break the rule, no matter what. After 30 days, I followed the same for another 2 months and after that I got used to with no smocking behavior. Believe me, this will help a lot for the better life. You will feel more energized and fresh everyday. Your health will improve too and you will be able to achieve more. Do not wait for right time to come, just start changing this immediately. This will give you enormous happiness too as you immediately stop loosing on your health factor of life.

      Good luck!

  4. Patrick
    December 27, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Great article and list, thanks! I've used MyFitnessPal for years, but am going to give Traineo a shot.

  5. Prima Tanjung
    December 27, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I HOpe I can get married

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