Halloween has trick-or-treating.
Thanksgiving has turkey dinner.
And New Year’s has its resolutions.
For many, the goal is starting off the new year in a positive way. But for many others, resolutions can wind up being the first disappointments for the year.
Among the most popular resolutions made each year is to drop a few pounds and to exercise.
“This year I want to loose some weight,” said Cassie Huffman of Tucumcari. “I would like to join that kick-boxing class at the college.”
Huffman said finding time to workout is not always easy when you have two kids and a working husband.
“With the kids you get a type of work out, but it can be hard to find time to get in the gym,” Huffman said.
Other people make resolutions to improve their lifestyle, such as quitting a habit.
“I want to quit smoking. This will be my fifth try to quit,” said Tamela Currell, also of Tucumcari. “I smoked four cigarettes just before midnight on New Year’s eve.”
Curell said that she is getting some assistance from nicotine patches and her desire to live a longer life.
“I feel guilty that I have been taking yoga and Pilates classes, but smoking after them,” Currell said. “It has only been two days but I am sticking with it.”
And many people do not make a resolution for the New Year.
“I just don’t want to make a resolution only to break it a few weeks later,” said Dustin Burns, of Tucumcari.
“I end up breaking my resolution, so I decided just not to make any this year,” said Kerri Bollinger of Tucumcari.
Most-popular New Year’s resolutions
l lose weight
l manage debt
l get a better job
l get fit
l reduce stress
l get a better education
l drink less alcohol
l quit smoking
l take a trip
l volunteer to help others