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Break Your New Year's Resolution? You're Not Alone


Well, those resolutions didn't last long.

It took one-third of Americans less than a week to cheat on their New Year's resolutions , a new study by research and consulting firm YouGov reveals. The research showed that 11 percent had already broken at least one resolution, while 22 percent had cheated a few times, but were still trying to stick to their goals.

Overall, more than 30 percent of Americans made at least one New Year's resolution this year, with health, fitness and financial goals topping this year's list. Unfortunately, the research found that the resolutions  broken first were the most popular ones.

Nearly 20 percent of those surveyed who were committed to attending a regular exercise class have not done so, while 17 percent haven't joined a gym as they had set out to do.

Despite promising to improve their personal finances in 2013, many Americans have gotten off on the wrong foot.  Of those who vowed to budget better this year, 12 percent had already abandoned those plans.

The research was based on surveys of 1,000 U.S. residents over age 18.

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Chad Brooks

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based freelance writer who has nearly 15 years experience in the media business. A graduate of Indiana University, he spent nearly a decade as a staff reporter for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, covering a wide array of topics including, local and state government, crime, the legal system and education. Following his years at the newspaper Chad worked in public relations, helping promote small businesses throughout the U.S. Follow him on Twitter.