Resolutions... too early?

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    Dec 23, 2007 11:40 PM GMT
    is too early to start thinking about and putting into place, your new year's resolution?

    do you make resolutions or better yet, do you follow through on them?

    are you one of those people who swear to lose 20lbs and end up gaining 30? pledge to quit smoking, only by the end of the year, increased your nicotine intake by half? tell everyone you're getting out of debt, but jump in the car at the first sign of a sale at Pottery Barn?

    let's hear 'em and let's see what you plan on resolving this year.

    me? here's a few i'm going to TRY to uphold:

    - make my life more 'green'
    - develop new excuses for staying home from work
    - start buying lottery tickets at luckier stores
    - and damn it, finish what i sta
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    Dec 23, 2007 11:49 PM GMT
    I'm going to keep working on my resolution from last year, I'm going to keep plugging away at my DBT, and hopefully I will be back in school by summer semester. I kept all of my previos resolutions, I quit smoking cigarettes almost 3 years ago now, I began DBT last January, I even stopped cutting and burning myself. It is never too early or too late to set a goal for one's self.
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    Dec 24, 2007 3:32 AM GMT
    Jaydub, I was thinking about posting this but you beat me to it! icon_wink.gif
    I don't have a complete list yet (you know there are a few more days left to complete one), but here are some that are related to fitness:

    - run a 2nd marathon and qualify for Boston.
    - join a masters swim group.
    - get into open-water swim.
    - get my road bike into a good shape and ride.
    - get someone to play tennis with me.
    - stay healthy and injury-free.

    I usually don't remember my resolutions after a few months, but I am writing those down this year icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 24, 2007 3:33 AM GMT
    My list for the new year:

    > Restore my health with workouts, stretching, nutrition, and chiropractic treatments

    > Resume my piano practice and get back to where I was before the cancer treatment made me stop.

    > Restart woodworking and at least finish the cherry bedside table that I was making for my sister-in-law

    > Refresh my conversational German abilities with the RosettaStone software that I hear works so well.

    I find that if I set goals and define projects I get things done. If I dont, time just goes by and I have nothing to show for it later.

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    Dec 24, 2007 3:44 AM GMT
    I'm a big one for health and fitness fresh starts, especially after the holiday season. and my bf and i are heading to an (as yet unnamed) beach resort in february. that's an even greater motivation. SO, beside that, a friend said her resolution last year was to "face her fears" which seems vague but she said it worked for her. i might try that!
  • UVaRob9

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    Dec 24, 2007 4:41 AM GMT
    Career change. I've been working in a career (IT Support) for which I did not go to college (mathematics). Oh, and since someone mentioned a foreign language, getting my Spanish skills back. Oddly enough, they're quite useful up here in northern VA.
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    Dec 24, 2007 4:55 AM GMT
    My resolution is too start eating a lot healthier and to really start to bulk up.
  • art_smass

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    Dec 24, 2007 2:44 PM GMT
    Yes, it's too early. I'm doing a TV spot this week where the topic is "holding off on resolutions until February."
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    Dec 24, 2007 2:59 PM GMT
    1. Figure out a good diet plan that has contingencies based on my heavy traveling schedule/laziness that supports 3.

    2. Figure out a good exercise plan that has contingencies based on my heavy traveling schedule/laziness that supports 3.

    3. Get a set of 6 pack abs
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    Dec 24, 2007 3:02 PM GMT
    Mine is to start racing (running/biking/duathlons) again. Anyone in New England wanna join me?!
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    Dec 25, 2007 1:35 AM GMT
    You say you want a resolution? Well.... you know. We all want to change the world. But if you talk about destruction, don't you know you can count me out.icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 25, 2007 2:58 AM GMT
    Humm..

    My friend Chris told me at LA Fitness today that his fucking New Year's fucking resolution is to quit fucking swearing so fucking much.
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    Dec 25, 2007 4:01 AM GMT
    well, you have to get it all out of your system.
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    Dec 25, 2007 4:19 AM GMT
    Ack I post this with trepidation and fear of viewing it NEXT time resolutions are in order!

    1. Continue to force myself to have breakfast....I'm rarely hungry in the morning (that Serious Mass lasts overnight!)
    2. Get back to going out more often...I was a hermit this past year.
    3. Work w/trainer an extra day a week.
    4. FINALLY get to 160 lbs.....no really I swear!
    5. Marry Chris Isaak...It could happen ...:;
    6. Finish my tattoo sleeve.
    7. Recover all the stuff that fell behind the stove.
    8. Remember that door knobs are NOT butt plugs.
    9. Rmember Harry Connick Jr IS a great singernot just j.o. material.


    This is to start......
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    Dec 25, 2007 4:45 AM GMT
    Okay this my first reply, I quit smoking since January 01, 2007 and now I'm back to being fit,... I mean, I'm already fit and I get complements alot by both sexes, and I was in a muscle magazine not once but twice, my high school teacher send out the pictures and was publish. so thats my resolution for 2008, its all about the body icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 26, 2007 6:16 PM GMT
    My big goal this year is to run a Marathon.

    My best friend and I started to train a few months ago, we want to start with the Philly Marathon next November! Its hard for me, I'm a trained sprinter.

    Also I want to be a bit more open. I am a pretty self sufficient person and I don't need help from anyone for anything, but sometimes it's smart to ask for help. So I think I need to start doing that.
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    Dec 26, 2007 9:24 PM GMT
    Well yeah, but... see, December is my "bulking cycle." Yeah... that's it. Bulking cycle.