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"I Will Not Exercise!" One Writer Resolves

​Tell the truth: How long did your New Year's diet last?

Yeah, ours too.

Here at Phoenix New Times, we take a while to contemplate our resolutions -- so just this week, we published our annual Resolution Guide. If you're feeling guilty about those fries you just scarfed, sidle up next to our writers, all of whom share the dark secrets of the bad habits they refuse to ditch or the ones they've recently taken up.

Of course that includes an entry from the diet/exercise category, in which Robrt L. Pela hilariously recaps his decision to never exercise, even if it means never again experiencing the joy of prime rib.  

Open a pint of Ben and Jerry's and spend a few minutes with Robrt. Then resolve to cancel your gym membership and head to the farmers market.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at