Promises, promises as people make resolutions for 2014
By NANCY BEAN FOSTER
Union Leader Correspondent | December 31. 2013 12:14AM
At Hampstead Health and Fitness, Tori Bacheller expects to see more people like Joe Matriano coming in to work out as part of their New Year's resolutions. (NANCY BEAN FOSTER/Union Leader Correspondent)
"My resolution is to get back to the gym," said Emily Rodon of Merrimack, and for her husband, Ben, the goal is to eat healthier. "We've really been slacking off lately."
Bacheller said a lot of people set themselves up to fail, and by February, those resolutions have often been abandoned, but there are ways to stay motivated.
By making the goal attainable, people feel rewarded when they're successful and strive for more.
Shea Beaumont, owner of Good Times Smokeshop in Nashua, said his goal for this year is to work less, spend more time with himself and his family, and work on growing his business. He said the same seems to be true of his customers.
"I have a year-round resolution," said Bentti Hoiska of New Ipswich. "It's to read more, and make more money."
"January, February and March is the biggest quarter of the year," said Zlotek. "People decide they're going to get to all those books they've wanted to read."
"Everything in moderation is generally my view," he said. "I don't do anything to excess. I try to keep a balance."
"I feel like people really do want to achieve their goals but life gets in the way or they come up with excuses," Bacheller said. "If you really want it, go out and get it."