TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Now that the ball has dropped and the fireworks are over, many people will focus on resolutions for the new year.
Topping the list once again from those we spoke with locally is getting fit, getting healthy or losing weight.
Patrick Sherrod said he has seen commitments come and go over the two years he's been working out at Snap 24 Hour Fitness in Tupelo.
"(I've seen) A few new faces. It's good to see people come in and want to reach that goal," said Sherrod.
For Arlana McKinney, her resolution started in 2009 when she was at her heaviest.
"I've always been overweight. My dad's side of the family is overweight. So I decided to do something about myself in 2009, and I weighed 265 pounds then," said McKinney.
It was a commitment that didn't come easy, but she said it's one she has kept over the years.
"It's a long journey for me, and I'm still going. I still have about 20 to 30 pounds to lose. But I've come a long way," added McKinney.
Now about 100 pounds lighter, she maintained her weight over the years by eating healthy and exercising.
It's a combination Snap 24 Hour Fitness manager Heath Moffitt said goes hand in hand for any weight loss goal.
"The exercise is not going to work nearly as well if you don't have a healthy diet. But the diet isn't going to work nearly as well if you don't have an exercise plan either," said Moffitt.
Moffitt said not seeing results fast enough is one main reason people stop their weight loss efforts. He said healthy eating is one of the best ways to jump start any weight loss plan.