Today is a wonderful day folks. It is a fresh slate, a new year filled with promise, possibilities and the time where we set goals to be better, only to break those resolutions mere days, weeks, months later.
The most commonly set (and broken) resolutions in the US are as follows:
1. Lose weight/get fit
2. Quit Smoking
3. Learn Something New
4. Eat Healthier
5. Get out of Debt or Save Money
6. Spend More Time With Family
7. Travel To New Places
8. Be Less Stressed
10. Drink Less
I did a little poll around the office and sure enough, most of these answers were on the list. But don't worry, I can save my colleagues from themselves and be the accountability partner they don't even know they need. Every 90 days in 2020, assuming I'm still employed here, I'll check in, chastise/encourage and give updates back on the blog on where everyone's at in their journey.
Anonymous: "Why does anyone need a resolution and even if this was a good day, the true New Year was two months ago"
Big Cat: Do 20 push ups a day
Big Ev: Be under 300 lbs for the first time since high school
Brandon Newman: Stay under 300lbs in the year 2020 (306 now, getting to 300 by year end)
Brandon Walker: Lose my "titties" by 4/1
Chef: Limit bread intake to less than one sandwich a day (Currently eating AT LEAST one a day)
Devlin: Explore "outside my house"
Ebony: Get in 0 fights in 2020 (She got in 12 in 2019) Yikes
Ellie: Start talking to people of the opposite gender
Fran: Cook 3 meals a week
Feits: Go from 4 servings of veggies a week to 8 servings of veggies a week
Grinelli: Get yoked and get nutrition advice from Biss
Hank: "Turn my shoulders into boulders"
Jack (2): NOT start a secret gambling syndicate and get yelled at by Dave
Jordyn Berry: Be the next Kelly Martin
Kate: Find my car. Left it on the street a few months ago and never moved it for street cleaning.
KFC: Buy less sneakers. Max 1 a month
Kelly Martin: Lose 100 lbs
Keith aka KMarko: Has a resolution but its "none of my business". Came back later to say "be nicer to co-workers".
Marina: Shredding for the wedding
Nate: Read 1 book a year
Paul LoDuca: "Quit Drinking Bourbon b/c it makes me a wild man"
PFT: Do everything I did this year but 100x harder
Ria: Go to gym at least 2/week
Robbie: Start working out. Workout 3x/ week
Rone: Read 2 books
Rudy: "Vibe harder... you'll know what that means in 2020"
Tommy: Doesn't believe in it
Trysta: Learn how to stop talking out of the side of my mouth... Actually, I want to learn how to have houseplants without killing them.
YP: Learn Chinese. Why? Can you say dual threat?
And last but not least... Deke Zucker: Don't get angry on the internet. Easier said than done.