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Ontario party leaders agree on one thing - more exercise in 2015

ONTARIO INTERIM PC LEADER JIM WILSON (PICTURED RIGHT) SAYS HE WANTS TO START JOGGING AND SKIING AGAIN

Credits: Bob Tymczyszyn/St. Catharines Standard/QMI Agency
ANTONELLA ARTUSO | QMI AGENCY
TORONTO - With a new year looming, Ontario's political leaders have a few resolutions to stay on track in 2015.
"It's the same wish every year and that is that I am able to spend more time with my family, that I keep up my exercise regime," Premier Kathleen Wynne told QMI Agency in a year-end interview.
Anyone with a television has seen the ad of Wynne running and knows she just loves that form of exercise, but the premier said she'd like to start stretching more.
Wynne said her sister, who's very healthy, swears by yoga but she herself has struggled with it.
"My problem with yoga always has been the amount of time it takes and how slow it is," Wynne said. "I just have to slow down enough to actually do it."
It was quite a year for the premier, who said she didn't expect to win a majority in the spring election.
"It was a hope but I wouldn't have put money on it," she said.
Progressive Conservative interim leader Jim Wilson said he'd like to go back to the healthy activities he used to do.
"I'd like to start skiing again, start jogging again and get in shape," Wilson said.
On a professional level, he said he'd like to see his party elect a new leader in the spring who could actually defeat the Liberals.
"I want to be a winner," Wilson said, half laughing.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said she has a long list of resolutions for the new year.
"Become a better texter ... for the benefit of my relationship with my son who assures me that I don't need to text AND leave a voicemail," Horwath said.
The NDP leader also plans to dedicate more time to learning French.
Like the other two leaders, Horwath is thinking about health too and vows to keep up her exercise routine more diligently.
Her final resolution -- prepare more home-cooked meals at her Toronto apartment.
Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner said cycling and walking everywhere keep him fit through the summer but that all slows down during the winter.
So with a "Y" membership in hand, Schreiner vows he'll put more effort into staying in shape through the cold months.
Schreiner and his wife are also resolving to entertain more in their home in 2015.
"But it's going to be for just friends," the party leader said. "It won't be about politics ... you go to so many events and you're socializing all the time but rarely do I take the time just to have a few good friends over."