Now that 2013 has arrived, lions.com.au figured it was an appropriate time to ask some of the Lions players if they had made any resolutions for the New Year.
Swearing off alcohol, maintaining a better diet, and exercising more are among the most popular self-promises that are guaranteed to surface at this time of year.
So what sort of challenge do professional footballers, who already abide by the above rules, set themselves for the New Year?
Here are the responses from a selection of Lions players:
Todd Banfield – To beat Niall McKeever at FIFA
Steve Wrigley – To call my mother more
Sam Michael – To learn how to ride my bike properly
Callum Bartlett – To play a senior AFL game
Jesse O’Brien – To win a Brownlow!
Ryan Lester – To talk more
Aaron Cornelius – To play regular senior footy
Justin Clarke – To call my mum once a week
Claye Beams – Not to get injured!
Andrew Raines – To stop picking my nose
Dayne Zorko – To look after my diet
Rohan Bewick – To beat Beamsy at golf every single time we play
Patrick Wearden – To ring my dad more often
Ryan Harwood – To get my turtle a friend
Josh Green – To buy a house
Brent Moloney – To get to know James Polkinghorne better, he is an interesting character