2013 - New year, new you?

  • HPgeek934

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    Jan 01, 2013 2:16 PM GMT
    I know it's kind of strange to post on Real Jock that my resolution this year is to become fitter and healthier, but that really is what I am looking to do. After getting sick and having surgery this summer, I was told I couldn't work out for 6 months. Between that and my ordered liquid only diet, I lost 15lbs. 15lbs that I struggled to put on in the first place. Needless to say after getting clearance to go back to the gym a few months ago, I got insanely discouraged and just gave up....

    But not any more!!!! I have a new found sense of worth for myself and thanks to a lot of inspiration from many of you on this site, I am making it my job to get my butt back in the gym every morning before and get into the best shape of my life. A happier and healthier me.

    Sooooo, after that long rant, what are some of your resolutions for this new year?
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 01, 2013 2:41 PM GMT
    I'm going to focus more on my heinous super villain machinations. I'll start by adding make-you-gay serum to the water supply. Then I'll accelerate global warming, so everyone gets hot and takes off all their clothes.icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 01, 2013 3:35 PM GMT
    My partner gave me my resolution for a new me - lose weight, ASAP! I discovered his latest tactic to use on me 2 days ago. He insisted I accompany him on after-Christmas clothing sales for himself, to drive and advise.

    But instead he kept bringing clothes over for me to try myself in the store, at really good prices in nice styles he knows I like, even though end of season.

    "Oh, never mind, this isn't in your size. I don't think they have anything that BIG." "Well, maybe we'll find something like these shirts when we get back home [in Florida] in YOUR size." "You'd have a lot more options if you could lose all that weight you've gained. Or we could take a chance and buy this anyway, if you really think you can take off some pounds." icon_evil.gif

    I began to realize he knew fully well the clothes were too small, and these were mostly winter things I wouldn't be wearing until next year at the earliest, assuming we come up here to New England again, not really needed now though I liked them. I was being conned, and I ended up buying nothing.

    (And BTW, I actually thought it was all kinda funny, if depressing. And I hope his tactic works)
  • Machina

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    Jan 01, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    HPgeek934 saidI know it's kind of strange to post on Real Jock that my resolution this year is to become fitter and healthier, but that really is what I am looking to do.

    ... I am making it my job to get my butt back in the gym every morning before and get into the best shape of my life. A happier and healthier me.



    Mine is exactly the same: become fitter and healthier. I need to really work on getting my abs into shape and putting on a significant amount of muscle mass. My goal is to be on my way to being a truly ripped stud by this time next year.

    I know I can do it, but it can be very hard sometimes to keep all of the ducks in a row and be making maximum progress all of the time. I guess I'm my own worst critic... lol.

    Good luck HPgeek, you actually look quite good right now so it shouldn't be too far off into the future that you get where you want to be. icon_smile.gif
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Jan 01, 2013 4:55 PM GMT
    Yeah. definately.

    Get some counselling/therapy
    Get back to the gym
    Get a new wardrobe (stop dressing like I did whenI was 18 (and often in the same clothes))
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    Jan 01, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
    Good for you @Rowing_Ant! So many people overlook the need to get their head right as well as their body. Mental health is important too.

    I'm hoping to add more lean muscle mass. I'm working with a trainer online so we'll see how it goes. I'm sure I could clean up my diet a little and learn to cook a little better.
  • Whipmagic

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    Jan 01, 2013 5:03 PM GMT
    Constant, incremental work on myself, inside and out. No need for a major shakeup, but I don't want to get complacent.
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Jan 01, 2013 5:15 PM GMT
    someguy saidGood for you @Rowing_Ant! So many people overlook the need to get their head right as well as their body. Mental health is important too.

    I'm hoping to add more lean muscle mass. I'm working with a trainer online so we'll see how it goes. I'm sure I could clean up my diet a little and learn to cook a little better.


    Thanks dude. Yeah Ive decided I need to get my head right. I've got some serious issues left after my mum died at Christmas 2008....that and also body issue (looking in the mirror and seeing a fat man staring back...even when you could count my ribs!)

    Good luck on your bulkingup. Which online trainer are you using? my real life trainer quit on me.
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    Jan 01, 2013 5:49 PM GMT
    someguy saidGood for you @Rowing_Ant! So many people overlook the need to get their head right as well as their body. Mental health is important too.

    I'm hoping to add more lean muscle mass. I'm working with a trainer online so we'll see how it goes. I'm sure I could clean up my diet a little and learn to cook a little better.


    I really like this post. It is good to be well-balanced, healthy mentally as well.

    My new year resolution is to do the entire 12-week strength foundation workout on here.
    Does anyone else wanna try being an online "workout buddy" to go through it together?
    Contact me if you'd like to give it a try.
    http://www.realjock.com/workout/1057
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Jan 01, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    Yeah, I'm game:-)
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    Jan 01, 2013 6:05 PM GMT
    Rowing_Ant saidYeah, I'm game:-)

    Awesome, thanks for trying it out with me. I'm starting the first workout day (Day 1) today.
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    Jan 01, 2013 7:29 PM GMT
    Fitness wise - work out at least four times a week and increase my squat by 50 lbs, deadlift by 50 lbs, row by 40 lbs, bench by 40 lbs, and shoulder press by 30 lbs.
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    Jan 01, 2013 9:13 PM GMT
    No more cheap haircuts. They can make you look stupid.

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    Jan 01, 2013 9:18 PM GMT
    i need to fix a lot of stuff on my car AND get in reasonable shape. At least trim away some of the fat around my midriff.
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    Jan 01, 2013 9:23 PM GMT
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    Rowing_Ant saidYeah, I'm game:-)

    Awesome, thanks for trying it out with me. I'm starting the first workout day (Day 1) today.
    Good luck guys - it's a great plan and you will get results if you stick with it. Keep us posted on how it's going.

    My goals are similar to RowingAnt - I am doing the RJ Strong & Lean program (started Monday), am logging my food choices on MyFitnessPal and matching up my macros with my overall goals to achieve success.

    A lot of the fitness plans I'm putting in place I've gotten from the guys on this site as well. So thanks to everyone for your help and inspiration.

    On the personal/professional front, my company is in merger talks (with a proposed consolidation date of 1/1/14) and so I am using the time I have this year to figure out what I want to do (leave, or stay on but with a new job description/responsibilities). Part of that process will be to figure out if I would like to move away from NC in the year ahead.

    Good luck everybody - hope it's a great 2013 for each of you!
  • jsman65

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    Jan 01, 2013 9:26 PM GMT
    My resolution is trying to make a new me, I'm gonna be more open with my friends and attempt to branch out and make new ones, work hard on my studies, find a job I actually like, party a little here and there and work out and stay in shape as much as possible, I have a good feeling about this year.
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    Jan 02, 2013 1:36 AM GMT
    One of my resolutions this year is to open up and make more friends at home. I always meet people when travelling but sometimes I feel I get too caught up in routine at home. So yeh branch out and meet new people and learn to be more accommodating, less self absorbed and more open to other people!
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    Jan 02, 2013 1:40 AM GMT
    At 42 years old, a "new me" would be better described as reincarnation.
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    Jan 02, 2013 1:42 AM GMT
    1.Get my black belt
    2. become a private investigator
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    Jan 02, 2013 1:46 AM GMT
    It's gonna be more or less the same for me. Just hope it will be less shitty than the previous year.
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    Jan 02, 2013 1:49 AM GMT
    I'll probably try and get fat this year. Go against the flow for once.
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    Jan 02, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    Why change? Nothing wrong with who I am. As I learn to accept what I can't change around me, I'd imagine they'd do the same for accepting my unchangeable qualities. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 02, 2013 9:10 PM GMT
    Claystation saidI'll probably try and get fat this year. Go against the flow for once.

    lol, made me laugh