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April 11, 2024

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Spring Housing Guide

New Year’s resolutions falter with start of semester

It’s only a couple weeks into the new year, and some students may find it hard to keep to their resolutions.

This year, sophomore Brett Vermillion aims to be a nicer guy because “it makes people happy.”

Vermillion said his resolutions typically last about a month.

He believes it may be hard for people to keep resolutions for a few reasons.

“You can’t be lazy,” Vermillion said. “You have to find time to make for it.”

A common resolution he sees is to work out more, which he does every day.

A past resolution to work out was a contributing factor to Vermillion’s routine.

“I just enjoy it in general,” he said.

New Year’s resolutions are one of the reasons the Student Recreation Center gets so busy at the start of the semester, said Faith Yingling, director of Wellness.

“I think the new year is a fresh start for people to make resolutions and exercise is one of the more popular ones,” Yingling said.

Crowds at the Rec tend to remain until spring break, she said.

It is packed in the beginning of the semester because it’s easier to get started on goals and students don’t have exams yet, Yingling said.

Chris Kohr, center manager at the Rec, said the cardio and free-weight areas in the Rec are the most popular right now.

Kohr’s advice to stick to exercise resolutions is to go with a friend.

“They will push you and ask you to work out more often,” he said “If you’re by yourself, you might just end up watching TV.”

Yingling said another trick to sticking to resolutions is to not set such “lofty goals.”

People who haven’t exercised in a while and try to run five miles aren’t going to be able to do it the first time; they have to work up to it, Yingling said.

“Don’t set the bar too high; set realistic goals,” she said.

Setting realistic goals can help people stick to resolutions other than working out.

Freshman Rob Hosier’s resolution is to simply try harder in everything he does.

Hosier said he wants better grades, and to get into the College of Musical Arts.

“I want to be more on the ball,” he said.

Resolutions Hosier makes last a few weeks to the rest of his life, he said.

People have to find the right thing to focus on; a mentality shift, Hosier said.

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