Region 8 sets New Year's resolutions

Region 8 sets New Year's resolutions

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Wednesday night, many said goodbye to 2014 and hello to a new near, and a new year brings New Year's Resolutions.

Some in Region 8 are planning to stick to their resolutions, and others said they are too realistic to make resolutions they know they will not keep.

"My New Year's resolution was to be more patient to my siblings and stop texting as much," one girl said.

"To live a better life," Cindy Moody said.

"To beat breast cancer," Jannie Conner said.

Others are setting spiritual goals for 2015. "To get closer to God and do more for him," Jean Blankenship said.

"My New Year's Resolution is to read the Bible in a year," another Region 8 resident said.

The most popular resolution around the country is to lose weight and get in shape, and many in Region 8 are on board.

"To become healthier by going to the gym, and working on my health by losing weight," Theresa Bishop said.

"Mainly just to get in shape and to work out," Clarice Beck said.

While many want to shed those pounds, others said resolutions just aren't for them.

"I don't make any resolutions because I usually don't keep them," one dad said.

"I really don't like to make resolutions because they're so easily broken," Chris Haag said.

"I go back and forth honestly, between doing it and not doing it," Gurye Smith said. "I feel like I'm letting myself down every year."

But if you do plan to take part in the resolutions, here is some advice.

"If anyone does make a resolution make it like a short term goal," Haag said.

"Make obtainable goals, not to do anything farfetched that I'm not going to be able to keep to," Adam Layne said.

Resolutions or not, Region 8 residents said they are ready for the New Year.

"I'm so ready for a new year and new beginnings," Bishop said.

"I'm excited for 2015," Beck said. "I think it's going to be a good one, just hopefully I can stick to my resolutions."

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