Some prominent leaders in Windsor-Essex-Sarnia aren't making many — if any — New Year's resolutions.

Of the handful CBC Windsor spokes with, only Windsor's chief administrative officer Helga Reidel committed to making one.

"I guess I resolve, always, every year, to try to spend more time with my family," she said. "I'm happy that my sons are home for the holidays and so I hope I'm able to spend some more time with them and with my parents in the new year."

Other than Reidel, few had resolutions.

Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis said he's too busy running a $700-million corporation to have time for resolutions.

"I don't make resolutions," he said. "Every day is a resolution for me."

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley was even more blunt:

"The only resolution is not to make any," he said.

Canadian Auto Workers national president Ken Lewenza said he's not very good at making up resolutions.

"We've got a tremendous amount of work to do. I can't complicate the work that we've got with a resolution that I may or may not adhere to," he said. "So I stay away from it."

Researchers have looked at success rates of New Year's resolutions. The first two weeks usually go along fine, but by February, people are backsliding.

By December, most people are back where they started.