As the clock hits midnight and ball drops in New York City , many people set goals for themselves for the new year. A lot of people attempt their resolutions but later give up, but this is not the case for some Southmoreland teachers and students.
Many people make a resolution to eat healthier and exercise more like sophomore Lauren Hohol, who may have had a slower start to this resolution but is still pursuing it.
“I made this resolution because I’m tired of feeling worn down and unhappy with myself,” said Hohol.
Hohol’s biggest influence is her father, who persistently goes to the gym. She wants to try to model and learn from him.
English teacher Mr. John Saunders, has also made a resolution to become more physically fit and eat healthier.
“I made this resolution because I feel fat, sluggish and out of shape,” said Mr. Saunders. “I played sports all my life, so I don’t like to feel out of shape and I’m afraid of being fat.”
Other people have made resolutions to have a more positive attitude, like junior Jessica Bowser, and sophomore Maggie Karinchak.
“I am a negative person and I want to be more positive,” said Bowser. “Negativity will get you nowhere in life.”
Karinchak agrees with Bowser and says she needs to have a more positive outlook on life.
“So far I’ve been more positive and eating healthier,” Karinchak said.
Learning support teacher Mrs. Jean Carey has made it her resolution to learn more.
“I felt like I need to learn something new,” said Mrs. Carey. “I’m really into fitness and health, so I’m giving hot yoga a try.”
Not everyone made a new year’s resolution, but those who did are encouraged to stick with it and to not give up.
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