"Being able to quit smoking. It's tough to do but it's something to try to look forward too," Ricky Smith says.
Some are more complex
Watch my health and do some healthier things and some more exercise and I would to be a very small instrument in bringing peace to our community, our state and even our world," Altoona resident Jim Schoenfelder says.
Either way they're difficult to maintain.
Each year millions of people make New Years Resolutions. The problem is not everyone follows through.
"Once you start getting a couple weeks into it you start slacking and you go back and start your old ways over again and then next year you go out and say the same thing," Altoona resident Ricky Smith says.
Whether it's losing weight, or trying to save some money keeping your New Years Resolution may not be as hard as you think.
Planet Fitness sees a number of people flock to the gym in January.
They say having a gameplan is the key.
"Once we're able to design a plan, get them set on some goals, it takes some of the guess work out and it's more achievable," Personal Trainer Paul Noakes says.
And Noakes says that advice rings true no matter what your resolution is, even if you're not exactly optimistic.
"Usually the exercise part (I struggle with), but I think the other parts I'll be ok with," Schoenfelder says.