New Year’s Resolution Race: Slow and steady wins the race


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Out of the 45 percent of Americans who usually make New Year’s resolutions, 47 percent of those resolutions involve self-improvement or education-related resolutions and 38 percent are tied to weight, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute. Some of our contestants in the New Year’s Resolution Race fell short of keeping their resolutions this week. Check out their progress below!

Bearing News asked: Have you noticed anything new after your second week of keeping your resolution?

[vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”279966″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ title=”Siena Juhlin, 14 points” message=”My sleeping schedule is still better than last year but it’s gotten worse than last week. Recently I’ve been going to bed around 11 and it’s been hard for me to go to bed on time because of all my homework.” el_file=””]Siena Juhlin – 14 points
Resolution: Get more sleep[vc_empty_space]Britton Stamps – 12 points
Resolution: Spend more time with family[TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”279940″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ title=”Britton Stamps, 12 points” message=”My parents’ work has been keeping me from seeing them as often but…I feel like my parents appreciate my company more when they do not have to ask for it.”][vc_empty_space][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”279975″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ title=”Audrey Milyo, 12 points” message=”The second week wasn’t as good as the first since I failed twice. My progress isn’t as good as I would have liked it to be, but hey, progress is progress.”]Audrey Milyo – 12 points
Resolution: Procrastinate less[vc_empty_space]Divya Divya – 14 points
Resolution: Exercise at least 2 times a week for 30 minutes[TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”279932″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ title=”Divay Divya, 14 points” message=”I danced for about two hours on Friday, six hours on Sunday, and around 3 hours on Tuesday. I feel much more proud of myself and just much healthier in general, but no bodily changes just yet. “][vc_empty_space][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”279933″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ title=”Shray Kumar, 14 points” message=”This semester I started taking outdoor education, so that’s also another way for me to start exercising more. The weeks I don’t have outdoor education, I throw in a run on Saturday or Sunday. “]Shray Kumar – 14 points
Resolution: Exercise at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes[vc_empty_space]Sydney Magee – 14 points
Resolution: Be more positive and vocalize compliments[TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”279934″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ title=”Sydney Magee, 14 points” message=”I was at a swim meet and we were in the locker room with these girls from another school and we were talking and I complimented their performance and then also their apparel. We ended up talking for around 20 minutes, and we wouldn’t have talked if both parties weren’t nice to each other. “]Not sure what’s going on? Check out our introduction post!
Didn’t catch the update on our contestants’ first week of keeping their 2016 New Year’s resolution? Read all about it here!
by Rochita Ghosh and Alice Yu
art by Alice Yu
How long do your New Year’s resolutions usually last? Leave a comment below.