ONE THING TO IMPROVE IN 2008?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 02, 2008 7:24 PM GMT
    In this start to 2008 many people make those resolutions.... so many make them about fitness (so we notice at the gyms), then most quit.. ah those resolutions.

    What is one thing you would want to improve this year and why? Are you really going to make the effort?

    Have you ever been successful at a resolution before?
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  • Artesin

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    Jan 02, 2008 9:40 PM GMT
    rawing skills, mangas are awesome, I'd love to be able to draw one and bring ideas to life. Cant hurt with graphic design either.

    Can't make fitness revolutions, they might get jynxed icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Kevin82

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    Jan 02, 2008 10:09 PM GMT
    I'm going to learn Spanish this year and stretch more often :-D I am resolute about my resolutions.
  • helium

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    Jan 02, 2008 10:12 PM GMT
    I know my resolution this year is to try and get back into a good running form. Doing a few races and I have to start getting in shape and in a good time frame so that I'm ready to do good for the Chicago Marathon this year.
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    Jan 02, 2008 10:12 PM GMT
    How you gonna learn Spanish this year?
  • auryn

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    Jan 02, 2008 10:16 PM GMT
    my attitude towards fitness needs to improve. I don't want to be a gym bunny, but I also don't want to wuss out 1/4 of the way through a workout. I've gained too much with the 12 week muscle build, but I see I have a loooong way to go.
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    Jan 02, 2008 10:39 PM GMT
    Increased muscle density, generally leaner... and build my damn quads. ;)
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    Jan 02, 2008 10:46 PM GMT
    getting down to a 32 inch waist and back up to 45 inch chest.
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    Jan 03, 2008 1:15 AM GMT
    regaining the flexibility that I lost from the past year of not stretching.
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    Jan 03, 2008 1:29 AM GMT
    NYRs(New Years's Resolutions) - What do I have in mind for 2008 & do I plan to keep them? Yes, indeed!

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    Here it is, another year & yet, some of us make reolutions that we either keep or break, unlike bad habits. My resolution for 2008 is to read my Good Book more often, be in better shape, keep myself in better shape, invest (who likes to be broke?), budget my money better and ALSO, and learn how to deal with gay men (read the post for those who don't know)icon_neutral.gif. I also plan to travel more and see more of the world outside of the U.S., also learn how to be more organised & keep it together. Plus I want to speak another language, either Portugese or French. Next to anything, try to be a better role model for young kids to let them know that they can be anything that they set their minds & hearts to. I happen to have 2 boys who are 11 & 8, so they know they're getting ahead. Damn, sounds like too many resolutions to keep all at once! Anyone else have any ideas or suggestions for 2008 that they would like to keep?
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    Jan 03, 2008 5:09 AM GMT
    Up my GPA without having to sacrifice my workouts (Bye Bye sleep!)
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    Jan 03, 2008 10:50 AM GMT
    i should go to gym icon_biggrin.gif im so lazy & everyone tells me i;; be much better if i go 2 gym icon_biggrin.gif
    wish me luck
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    Jan 03, 2008 11:20 AM GMT
    My resolutions usually don't start on January 1 so I have a continuing resolution from last year and that is to see all my abs before the summer swim season. I have already made lots of progress mainly due to following the advice I found right here on RealJock. I also would like to get started into a Yoga class but I want to see more progress on the abs before getting started towards another goal.

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    Jan 03, 2008 1:18 PM GMT
    Wanna get the body fat %-age down. Call it denial, but I refuse to believe I am at 18%!

    Let's go for 10%! Guess it's time to do the cardio.


  • OptimusMatt

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    Jan 03, 2008 3:23 PM GMT
    (1) Quit smoking. I mean it this time.
    (2) See my psychiatrist. This past semester of school was really bad and it was due to my unstable mental state.
    (3) Get accepted back into biochemistry. This requires that I study my ass off, which is difficult due to issues from number (2).
    (4) Club rugby. I'm starting a workout program designed for rugby players and will be playing this year...it's kind of all I can afford, lol.
    (5) Learn how to fight. Possibly. Depends on if I can afford it or not. This will help to condition me for (4).
    (6) Learn how to snowboard next winter. My general plan is krav maga over the whole year, rugby in the spring/summer/fall, snowboarding next winter, and then once I'm decent on a board...kite-boarding. OMG looks like so much fun.

    My buddy from Nunavut is a big motivator for me when it comes to doing sports-related stuff. He's the one that got me interested in Krav, and he's got some friends back home that run an outdoor adventure club thing, so I'll be going up to the frigid arctic wasteland that is Nunavut and flying around on parachute and a snowboard.

    Lol

    Ultimately though, these resolutions don't improve my 'personality'. I mean to an extent they do, but they are more improvements to my health and happiness, ya know? so, the big resolution for me is patience. I'm a fairly impatient person to begin with, quick to anger and a (sometimes) acidic tongue. I want to work on that and give people (including myself) the benefit of time.

    All things come to those who wait.

    Happy new years all!

    As an aside, I'm waiting until my birthday to start my resolutions. As my birthday is in 4 days, I've got a little bit of time left to holler at people like a douche, and chain-smoke like a welfare bingo mamma. haha
  • Alan95823

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    Jan 03, 2008 3:59 PM GMT
    I'm already working on the body re-shaping thing, exercising and eating healthy.

    I'm already working on getting/staying more organized, and it's making a great positive difference.

    So with the biggies out of the way, I've realized that in spite of my apparent cheerfulness, I'm more cynical and jaded than I used to think I was. How do you fix that one?

    The other thing to work on, is opening up and letting people in (just in case anyone wants to get to know me and date me at some point). I make friends easily, but I don't date easily. I've actually forgotten the last real date I had, it's been so long.

    I just have to fit it into work & school somewhere, once I figure out how to do it.
  • irishboxers

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    Jan 03, 2008 4:13 PM GMT
    Only kept two resolutions:

    2000-come out to my family. Two weeks later, during half time of the Vikings/Bucs playoff game, it was done.

    2007-get back to the gym and improve my overall health. A year later, all my vitals are improved over last year and I'm down 25lbs and counting (with significant muscle increase, so who knows what the real number is)

    That leaves the other 31 I didn't fulfill, although not sure what my resolution would have been as a toddler (use my words more?).

    2008-continue what I've started with my health and fitness. Also, no fear: be willing to be shot down more, take more chances, have fewer regrets.

    We'll see how that works out in 12 months.
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    Jan 03, 2008 4:56 PM GMT
    Resolutions for 2008:

    1) I want to do things that make me happy and not to worry what others think.

    2) Run my 30 km race on March 30,2008 in under 2 hours!

    3) To compete in a Triathalon, therefore need a wetsuit and to practice swimming. June 1, 2008 is the DATE!

    All the best for 2008 guys!
  • art_smass

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    Jan 03, 2008 9:56 PM GMT
    I made a resolution to wear more sweaters a couple of years ago because I was tired of making resolutions that I couldn't keep. I don't think I wore a sweater that entire year.

    This year I've decided to make a completely unrealistic goal. I've resolved to win the lottery in 2008.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 05, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    I never follow through on new years resolutions because of unexpected events that just crop up and throw off your daily routine. Yes I hear people mentioning fitness and weight loss but another common resolution I hear is better handling of personal finances and getting a better paying job. As far as I am concerned, new years resolutions are nothing more than a meaningless crock of shit. If a person really has a burning deep down desire to change and improve their standing in life, they will get busy and work at it regardless of what time of the year.
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    Jan 05, 2008 5:45 PM GMT
    Just one? Sheesh!

    Refocus on my weight-loss efforts.
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    Jan 05, 2008 5:53 PM GMT
    I am usually quite successful at my new year's resolutions.

    Five years ago I resolved to no longer drink caffeine. Haven't had a caffeinated drink since.

    Two years ago I resolved to no longer eat beef. I haven't had a bit of beef since.

    And this year I gave up pork. It's only been five days, but it's been considerably harder than beef. But it won't be too bad. I can make it a habit.

    I've also resolved to try and get more active than I normally am, which is a decent amount due to my work. I am on day six of week one of the Strong and Lean workout plan, and I love it.

    Patrick
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    AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer
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    Jan 09, 2008 5:18 AM GMT
    Stop being so shy.
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    Jan 09, 2008 6:09 AM GMT
    1. Get through another year of rugby before my knees give out.

    2. Avoid another concussion - if I get one more I'm not allowed to continue playing.

    3. Up the cardio

    4. Cross my fingers that my short story does well when its published later in the year.


    Hmmm, not really improvements as such, more like hopes and wishes for 1,2 and 4. 3 is the only one that is a resolution.

    xxp
  • mv03

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    Jan 09, 2008 6:44 AM GMT
    Self-confidence, as well as volunteering to help out people that are at a rough point in their lives. Especially sick kids.