“New Year's resolutions: We make them, we break them, we make them again. So it's no surprise that ‘Get Fit’ tops many of the same lists year after year. Fitness experts say if you're serious about shaping up this time, start by trading in your impossible dreams for some attainable goals. ‘People will say, 'I'm going to lose 30 pounds,' when 10 pounds would be more doable. They'll say, 'I'm going to exercise every day,' when three times a week may be more likely,’ said Shawn Talbott, spokesperson for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The researcher and program developer advises people to set realistic expectations.