TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he’s done making New Year’s resolutions because, like most of us, he has trouble keeping them.

The 48-year-old governor said he’s resolved to lose weight about 35 times, adding that the resolution has met with “varying degrees of success” over the years.

So, the governor has adopted a different tactic: He and his wife Mary Pat now make resolutions to each other.

He said they’ll sit down on New Year’s Eve and assess the year ahead.

Later, the pair compares notes “to see how well we do.”

Christie said making resolutions privately is a better alternative than making public pronouncements.

The Republican begins his second year in office in January. He’s become a sensation within the Republican Party in the past year.

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