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Still keeping those all-important New Year's Resolutions?

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No
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Kind of
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Who the hell makes New Year's Resolutions?
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The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« on: February 14, 2008, 02:10:09 PM »

It's mid February, the time when most folks have gone beyond losing their enthusiasm over any resolutions made, and have given up entirely.

I've noticed there are fewer and fewer joggers and cyclists on the trails. The lines at the drive-thru windows are getting longer.

It's been very apparent at the YMCA this week. Each day, there are more treadmills open than the day before, and there's no wait for the weight circuit at all.
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Re: The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008, 02:14:38 PM »

#4

Hey, at least I don't gain any weight.
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Re: The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 02:56:32 PM »

:lol:

Everyone has picked the same option.  Apparently New Year's Resolutions are not all that popular on the BBS.

Edit: Nevermind, one vote for yes now :cry:
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Re: The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008, 03:01:27 PM »

I don't do resolutions. I have a couple of measurable goals for this year, but no "resolutions".

I know too many people who make the exact same resolution every single year.
Diet, money, exercise, cutting back on beer.... whatever. 6-8 weeks, tops.
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Re: The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008, 03:04:02 PM »

I'm still rockin' on mine. I don't do resolutions for New Year, but these ones just happened to coincide with the date.
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Re: The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008, 03:06:23 PM »

Every year, it's the same story at the gym: you can hardly get in from January until March. Now, it's just starting to thing out.

Every now and then I see someone stick with it and make an incredible transition. Last year, a woman in her early sixties, severely overweight, came in. She's been in there nearly every day, and has lost a huge amount.
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Re: The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 03:10:06 PM »

I'm still rockin' on mine. I don't do resolutions for New Year, but these ones just happened to coincide with the date.

You quit smoking, didn't you?

Every now and then I see someone stick with it and make an incredible transition. Last year, a woman in her early sixties, severely overweight, came in. She's been in there nearly every day, and has lost a huge amount.

People like her are people who were ready to change. Something happened to spark the desire to change her life, and that's what most people are missing.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2008, 03:13:36 PM by joy »
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Re: The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008, 03:16:37 PM »

No tobacco, no alcohol, no caffeine, no fast food or other unnatural processed foods.

Also using Dr. Patrick's recommended Isagenix program. www.ftldiscount.com
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Re: The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008, 03:32:48 PM »

No tobacco, no alcohol, no caffeine, no fast food or other unnatural processed foods.

Also using Dr. Patrick's recommended Isagenix program. www.ftldiscount.com

Holy crap! You gave up tobacco, alcohol and caffeine all at once?!
(The fast food & processed foods are a touch easier to give up.)

I haven't quite figured out Dr. Patrick's website. There are a couple of things which interest me there, but I end up at a different website for anything I click.  I usually pick up our vitamins and supplements at whole foods. I think a price comparison is in order.
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Re: The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008, 03:54:11 PM »

It didn't really affect me other than I started not being so completely miserable when I wake up.

The dude's website really kind of sucks. I just got in touch with him by phone and talked to him about it. He pointed me to some videos to watch about toxins and cleansing. I ran it by some doctor friends and they thought it was a great idea to implement the products.
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Re: The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2008, 10:18:25 PM »

I don't bother making them.  When I set goals, I set them to be specific, measurable, and actionable.  I guess that's a part of my business training, but I set goals very high, so if I fall short of them I get upset.  So when I'm outside of a business setting, I just do what I do.  I try to do what's good for me, and what's good for other people.  I have been wanting to join a gym, because there's a Lifestyles right next to the mall, which would make it easy for me to go after work.  Now that I know there's a traffic pattern, and it'll be fairly easy to get in now that everyone has given up on resolutions, I'll check out the membership plans. 
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Re: The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2008, 11:00:05 PM »

Another amazing transition is my niece. At the age of 30, she was an overweight, unemployed single mother. At a family reunion, she told me, "You know, I've HAD it! I'm going to go to medical school, join a gym. That was (I think) five years ago, and she is now in medical training and competes in bodybuilding. If fact, she helps organize bodybuilding events around the country!
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Re: The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2008, 11:41:05 PM »

I don't think I've ever had a new years resolution. If I want to start/stop doing something I just choose to do it.
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Re: The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2008, 07:21:07 AM »

January 1st is a lousy time to commit to anything effortful.  It's the dead of winter.  The demotivational influence of minimal sunlight is at its peak.  Changes in behavior have to become ingrained as habit, which requires about a month.  Springtime is a much better time to turn over a new leaf.  It's the time of rebirth and renewal.

And besides, it's two months away, and I'd rather procrastinate for now.
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Re: The Death of New Year's Resolutions
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2008, 09:47:47 PM »

labor day 2007          = 265lbs
new years day 2008 = 205lbs
Feb 20, 2008              =190lbs

goal                             =175lbs

so yes still on target
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