New Years Resolutions?

By: Summer Knowles
By: Summer Knowles

December 31, 2005

The New Year is almost here and as people reflect on 2005, a lot of them have higher hopes for themselves in 2006.

"My New Year [Resolutions are] to eat better and exercise more so that by the end of the year I don't weigh 600 lbs," said Robert Mott.

"I did buy a wedding album to finally put a wedding album together," said Rebecca Greene. "My husband and I have been married for two and a half years."

"I am not going to be as busy. I'm going to spend more time with my family, and my friends and I'm not going to stress as much as I sometimes do," said Carolyn Polson.

Polson is one of many who believes New Years resolutions help start the new year off right.

"I do," said Polson. "Because we make mistakes and so we can look back on our past year and say 'that didn't work. I need to do something different.'"

"It gives you a chance to make a commitment to yourself and to your family and friends, and kind of get a new start on things," added Mott.

Robert Mott says he plans to shed a few pounds in 2006, and he's not the only one.

"Everyone's gotta have their new year resolutions and I mean it's December 31st for crying out loud," said ACAC Member Missy Horton.

Horton and Penn Carlisle have been working out together since May, and they, like a lot of other people are getting a head start on the New Year.

"Today has been busy. We drove in and said 'where'd they all come from?'" said ACAC Member Penny Carlisle.

"I think a lot of people feel like maybe they haven't been being their healthiest self over the last few months with the holidays and travel and parties and eating and all those sorts of things, and so they want to start off on a good fit," said ACAC Membership Coordinator Leanne Knox.

While some were focusing on the fun they'll have at midnight, others were focusing on how to make 2006 better than 2005.

"That's what new years and new fresh starts are all about," said Polson.

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