It is that time of year again, Rams! We are a little over a week into the new semester, and, believe it or not, almost finished with the month of January. This is usually the time when the New Year’s resolutions that looked so promising a month ago become abandoned in favor of the new semester’s challenges.
However, according to a poll on the Cigar’s website, approximately 73 percent of students polled have defied the odds and kept their resolutions going strong throughout the month of January.
These students include Robert Trebisacci, who, along with 41 percent of students polled, made a resolution about his personal health and fitness.
“For me, it’s all about eating healthier,” said Trebisacci. “So far it’s going pretty well.”
Austin Ranney also plans to eat healthier food, but especially wants to focus on cutting soda from his diet.
“I never really sat down and said to myself: This is my new year’s resolution. But this year I am definitely going to stop drinking so much soda,” Ranney said.
Although most students who responded to the poll wanted to improve their health and fitness, 18 percent of students made resolutions focused on changing their personal habits.
Kristen Hatfield belongs to this second most common category of resolutions.
“At first I thought this one was kind of obvious, but I’ve made a promise to myself to never use my phone while driving,” she said. Her other less serious resolution is to stop going to bed with makeup on. “It’s just so gross in the morning,” she said.
So far, she has kept her resolutions, and is hopeful about the rest of the year. Hatfield is not the only one determined to succeed in the New Year. Alexandria Quigley, who has challenged herself to become a vegetarian, is confident that her tasty resolution will last the year.
“I make an all fruits and vegetables shake every morning with my NutriBullet,” she said.
The shake usually includes pomegranate, cranberries, grapes, peaches, strawberries, bok choy, spinach and kale, and it gives her plenty of energy to make it to class early in the morning.
“It’s only been a month, but I’m confident I can last the year if I can afford the groceries,” she said
The poll also revealed that the same amount of students (6 Â percent) made resolutions in three different categories: love/relationships, work and social life.
Surprisingly, not a single Rhody Ram that took our poll made a resolution about money or personal finances. However, 12 percent of students want to make some changes to their school life.