It's hard to believe but John Cassano weighed more than 300 pounds last year. Then he decided to do something about it.
"I just had enough probably the first time I said I'm gonna lose 100 pounds before the end of 2013," he says.
Jeramy Freeman, owner of Well Rounded Health and Fitness, says if your New Year's Resolution is to lose weight, you are not alone.
"Most people over eat. They gorge, they drink too much and gain that extra weight so when the New Year comes around, they're ready for a resolution. 98 percent of all New Year's Resolutions fail. The key to losing weight is to set a goal, come up with a plan and stick with it," he says.
"You have to have a goal and it's has to be a goal that excites you. Then lay out a plan and move toward that goal," he says.
That's exactly what John Cassano did and he lost more than 120 pounds. The key he says is having the courage to take the first step.
"You have got to get over that fear and walk through those doors. You have just got to want it," he says.