Wait, is that what I think it is? Yup, the new years resolutioners are back!!

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    Jan 03, 2011 7:17 PM GMT
    So I went to the gym today for the first time in 2011 and I had totally forgotten what usually happens in the beginning of each year. There were probably 30 more people crammed into my already packed gym this afternoon. The new years resolutioners are back and trying to feel better about themselves.

    Now I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I am happy for them that they are going to actually try to do something with themselves this year. On the other hand, I am annoyed that they are in the way of my usual routine. Sometimes I want to tell them to go ahead and get out of my way because they are just going to quit by February anyways. They should just make room for those of us that will be at the gym the same amount for the rest of the year.

    I don't know. I was just really annoyed today. So how do you guys feel about this??

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    Jan 04, 2011 4:54 AM GMT
    I totally feel the same way. Part of me wants to make little flyers to leave on equipment that says "You didn't stick with your resolution last year, what makes you think this year will be different? Stay home and save yourself some gas." icon_twisted.gif

    But alas each year I just deal with them and console myself that in Feb it will start to taper off and be back to normal shortly there after.

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    Jan 04, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
    Yep. Happens at Golds in Oakland without fail. The place is packed the first working day after the holidays.

    It's actually funny to those of us who know that to stay fit...you have to be persistent. You're not going to get fit by cramming in a workout after New Years.
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    Jan 04, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    Drives me crazy every year. I actually left work mid day to try to beat the rush. Still was busier than normal, but I got in a good workout. Just gonna have to deal with it for a few months....
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    Jan 04, 2011 5:34 AM GMT
    I am glad I am not the only one! Plus I feel like they never know gym etiquette either! Today this guy was doing standing barbell curls but sitting on the only open flat bench while he was resting so I asked him if he was using it and he said no as if it was obvious he wasn't. I wanted to be like "then why the FUCK are you sitting your fatass on it?!" But I was much nicer than that. Sorry but I hate it when people sit on the benches when they aren't doing anything but especially hate it when it is the only free bench that they are sitting on.
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    Jan 04, 2011 5:38 AM GMT
    Yeah I hate to a be a dick but the gym gets so crowded and then by late February they're all gone and have stopped working out. It makes January a miserable month to workout. Ha ha. If they're gonna stick with it that's one thing but how many people do?
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    Jan 04, 2011 5:40 AM GMT
    Hahaha... I don't stand alone. I thought I was the only cranky one in January. icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 04, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    It is horrid. I wish I was strong enough to lift the heavy weights that none of these people would dare touch. Although, I think it is mainly the cardio machines that get jammed up. I do my cardio in the morning and this morning the gym was still dead. I am glad these heffers are still too lazy to wake up early to workout. After work tho, man, I would not try for the cardio machines.
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    Jan 04, 2011 5:48 AM GMT
    Threads like this make me appreciate my home gym. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 04, 2011 5:59 AM GMT
    jprichva saidMy resolutions this year have nothing to do with the gym.

    1. I am going to stop pushing old ladies into traffic.
    2. I am going to stop encouraging my dog to bite the neighborhood children.
    3. I am going to stop re-shelving all the books in the library in the wrong places.
    4. I am going to stop sneaking into my optometrist's office and pasting Russian letters over the English ones on the eye chart.
    5. I am going to stop persuading investors to join my Ponzi scheme.
    6. I am going to stop pushing Republicans into swimming pools (maybe).

    I should break most of these by next week.


    Haha those are great ideas. Personally, since new years resolutions are always broken, my two resolutions are going to be to:

    1. Not make straight A's my last semester of grad school
    2. Not find a good job for when I graduate

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    Jan 04, 2011 6:08 AM GMT
    In the past, I have been irritated by them also. Although, tonight was not bad at my gym. I didn't have to wait for anything. But, I did see a few guys there that I haven't seen before. Maybe the others just haven't shown up yet. If it starts to get too crowded, I may take January off and work out at home.

    By the way, approximately 91% of people who have gym memberships don't use them. Personally, despite the January/February peak in usage, I appreciate those people because their financial contribution helps keep the costs down for those of us who go regularly. So, although they do get in the way, I try not to get too annoyed.
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    Jan 04, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
    Kell_la saidBy the way, approximately 91% of people who have gym memberships don't use them. Personally, despite the January/February peak in usage, I appreciate those people because their financial contribution helps keep the costs down for those of us who go regularly. So, although they do get in the way, I try not to get too annoyed.


    I never thought about it that way! Maybe I will go up to a random resolutioner taking up the bench I want while doing their exercise with terrible form and just hug the shit out of them icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 04, 2011 4:22 PM GMT
    I work out really early in the morning, so fortunately I'm not really affected by the January crowds. icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:00 AM GMT
    "...and this time I mean it!"
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:19 AM GMT
    Totally feel you on this. I went to gym on 3rd the first Monday of the year and the parking which fills up usually around 6:00pm, was full at 4:30pm. Then you go inside and a lot of confused people who want to loose all extra weight and gain all the muscle in a month just walking around doing everything for 1-2 sets and crowding anything and everything. Hopefully it will get better as the year proceeds.
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:31 AM GMT
    A possible opportunity for new blood isn't always bad? icon_biggrin.gif
    "Now get outta my way newbie!"icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:31 AM GMT
    KSUOWL saidSo I went to the gym today for the first time in 2011 and I had totally forgotten what usually happens in the beginning of each year. There were probably 30 more people crammed into my already packed gym this afternoon. The new years resolutioners are back and trying to feel better about themselves.

    Now I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I am happy for them that they are going to actually try to do something with themselves this year. On the other hand, I am annoyed that they are in the way of my usual routine. Sometimes I want to tell them to go ahead and get out of my way because they are just going to quit by February anyways. They should just make room for those of us that will be at the gym the same amount for the rest of the year.

    I don't know. I was just really annoyed today. So how do you guys feel about this??

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    I feel your pain man. Same thing happening at my gym too. Really irritates me. It will be over in a few weeks. So just have to deal with it.
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:36 AM GMT
    I was surprised to find that this year my gym really hasn't become that packed. But I agree what was said about it mostly being the cardio machines... they definitely have been all taken for the past 2 nights, so, not so bad for lifting! Though, I have seen a lot of people going on tours so it will probably get worse throughout the month.
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    Not too bad at the YMCA's in Wichita so far, but the trainers are out in force and it was busy today... but it is Tuesday and I was there right at 5-5:30 p.m..... but not as bad as it could be.

    The "no enrollment fee" wasn't as big a draw as some times in the past, perhaps.......
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    jprichva saidMy resolutions this year have nothing to do with the gym.

    1. I am going to stop pushing old ladies into traffic.
    2. I am going to stop encouraging my dog to bite the neighborhood children.
    3. I am going to stop re-shelving all the books in the library in the wrong places.
    4. I am going to stop sneaking into my optometrist's office and pasting Russian letters over the English ones on the eye chart.
    5. I am going to stop persuading investors to join my Ponzi scheme.
    6. I am going to stop pushing Republicans into swimming pools (maybe).

    I should break most of these by next week.


    I have a feeling #6 was broken on the 2nd at the very latest.
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    Jan 05, 2011 6:51 AM GMT
    So I'm driving to the beach today for a barefoot run and up ahead I can see all the parking spots are taken, not only those overlooking the beach but also the ones well away from the water. In the winter? Near sunset on a Tuesday? WTF? Can there be that many tourists? Then on the beach I notice an unusual increase in the number of runners. I mean, sure it's low tide, but there are never that many---ohhh, it's the first week of January... well, maybe running on the beach will keep some of these people motivated.
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    Jan 05, 2011 6:55 AM GMT
    I'm scared of newbies. I'm hitting the home gym till they lose motivation :/
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    Jan 05, 2011 7:21 AM GMT
    What I'd tell them:

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    Jan 05, 2011 7:57 AM GMT
    Hahaha, this is so true! I can't wait until Feb when it'll thin out again (no pun intended, actually, yes, pun intended). It'll just be back to me and the hot straight muscle dudes that I'll never get my hands on.
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    Jan 05, 2011 8:09 AM GMT
    -Attempting (Key Word) to be on time to everything and anything
    -Better contact with family and non-mountain* friends during snow season
    -Gaining a decent sponsorship by the end of April

    *Edit: -Finding a nice guy