According to a new study, the number one New Year resolution among Brits in 2012 is to lose weight; 95% of Brits will this week embark upon some sort of New Year resolution, but the majority will abandon them after a month. A new initiative from Channel 4 aims to make you stick to your New Year’s resolution with a little help from their TV presenters.
According to the study, the top 10 New Year Resolutions for Brits in 2012 are:
Eat more healthily
Save Money/spend less
Get a new job
Spend more time with people who matter
Try new experiences
Get out of a rut
Visit a country you’ve never been to
Channel 4’s New Year Revolution (http://revolution.channel4.com/) is a 31-day challenge. The public can sign up to three 3 life-changing revolutions ‘Get fit’, ‘Save money’ and ‘Try something new’ and will then receive daily missions set from Channel 4’s new TV presenters including Mrs Moneypenny from SuperScrimpers and the trainers at Fat Fighters.
The public will be able to follow their progress as each daily mission completed will end up on a personalised online ‘Wall of Achievement’. There is potential for internet stardom too as some users will be featured on the New Year Revolution homepage if they are the first to complete a revolution or upload great content.
The challenge is fully integrated into Twitter and Facebook which allows your social networks to see what you’re up to and offer encouragement. Users will be encouraged with videos clips from each presenter and will be able to tweet and post a message on Facebook about their completed mission, as well as uploading clips to YouTube.
Celebrity New Year Resolutions for 2012
“To push the limits a little more when it comes to fashion design.” Her personal — and perhaps more challenging — goal: “Be nicer to Scott!”
“Stop being a prick”
“Every year I’ve had a New Year’s resolution, I haven’t stuck to it. I’d say, ‘I’m not going to eat this’ — or ‘I’m going I’m going to be vegetarian.’ Then it was vegan, and that made me sick! For me it’s about staying positive and focusing on the now and not the past. You can’t change what happened — I try to take a lesson learned and turn it into a positive.”
“I’m very excited because I’m hopefully going to get my driver’s license — that’s been a resolution every year! So finally this is the year, and for my birthday I’m getting a car!”
The New Year’s Eve star admits, “I’d like to learn another language. But I say that every year — I’ve said that for about 12 years now!”
“I am really looking forward to the next year. [I want] good health and happiness, and enjoy playing music and being around my friends.”