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The New Year's Resolution Thread


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I don't know if there is a thread like this already, but I could not find one. I assume most of us have weight loss or health resolutions, so I thought it'd be a good idea to expression our goals, and perhaps, keep each other motivated to reach them. 

I've already lost 130 pounds, so now my resolution is have a six pack within the 2012 year. I would need to lose another 30-40 pounds for that result. What are your New Year's Resolutions?

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I want to look good in my bikini for summer.

Keep faithfully logging into calorie count; I've been a member for years, and know that I don't really pay attention to what I'm consuming unless I log it.  Been back since 11-1-11 daily and it has been a tremendous help with taking off the pounds.

My resolution is to not make New Year's resolutions.

 

Dang it!

  1. To bring my energy levels back up where it was 2 years ago so I can do more outdoor activities.
  2. To start going to church regularly again
  3. taking swing dancing classes starting in January

 

 

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My 2010 res. was to lose 10 lbs. 2011 res. was to run a marathon (which I did last October!). My 2012 resolution is to lose the 10 lbs I gained in 4 months of training for said marathon! BOO!!

The only firm resolutions I have are drinking 12 cups of water a day and doing yoga after every run. Even though it makes me feel really good I find yoga pretty boring so this is the tough one. I really want to improve my flexibility.

Other things I'm hoping for this year are hitting my goal weight and starting to work on running a faster mile. I'd also like to get into weightlifting. But if I try to do too much I'll fizzle so for now it's water and yoga.

 

You could just stretch instead of doing Yoga. You should be stretching after a run anyway. Plus, incorporating a strict stretching routine after every workout will be better for flexibility than yoga anyway, since the primary purpose of stretching is to increase flexibility. Yoga will do that too, but it won't be as effective. 

I do yoga immediately after a run. I don't bother with the "strength" postures. If I wanted strength I would lift weights (and probably will sometime). I have a DVD and just do the stretching ones, and I do some extra stretches too. Seems to work well enough for me I guess.

My resolution is for next year, not to have to make a weight related resolution. That entails:

1. Losing the last 17lbs(hopefully by Easter) (I lost 20 last year from Feb to June and have been maintaining ever since)

2. Run my first 5k, then 10k.

3. Be happy with my weight, even before my goal is reached(something I've never been able to do "I'll be happy when I'm 'insert ideal weight here'" has been my default setting. No more.

my resolution is to control my weight loss enough to reduce my meds and choose to live a healther life. calorie count is the tool of choice. along with exerise, fresh air,  and the support of my family and new friends that i have made on here.

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Very impressive. You have started off on the right foot. I am trying o get into gear. I am relatively active working out 3-4 times per week doing mainly cardio exercises and managed t gain weight. I got a trainer on December 21st and is focused on losing 25 lbs. I am now eating 1200 cals per day, 6 meals and 90 gms of pure lean protein with low fat and carbs. I am motivated to getting this done. Wish me luck.

I wish you all good luck with your aims and intentions for 2012.

My resolution is to continue my present mode of behaviour - logging everything I eat and also my weight lifting and running.  I want to progress from running 8 miles to running half marathon distances but not races (I'm completely uncompetitive and the thought of it deters me from trying things).  I would like to reach 125lbs by February - currently 130.  In order to achieve any/all of these, I must return to not consuming alcohol.  I did this for four months before December but inevitably fell into bad habits over the month.

I hope to lose 75 lbs by June.  I got my work cut out for me

I want to stay to lose approximately 2 pounds a week for a total of at least 90 pounds this year. This is keeping in mind that I will hit some plateaus. I want to do this by (1) Keeping my calorie count at a 1000 calorie deficit each day, without starving myself. So I want to get in a lot of fiber, lean protein and whole grains and eat 5 small meals a day, (2) Exercising (cardio) at least 5 times a week for a minimum of 1 hour/day, out of which 2 will be a mix of weights and cardio; and (3) to meditate/do breathing exercises for about 15 miuntes 2 times a week.

I know, it sounds ambitious, but I really hope that I can do it! Wish me luck!

 

I'm new to CC and have been visiting but not participating. I've always been overweight but happy with myself but in this last year I've started having joint pain and feeling tired. I work a very active taxing job so my resolution is to eat better and log all I eat, and to start stretching and walking. And the biggest for me - 8+ glasses of water every day. I hate days when I leave a 12 hour day of work and realize I haven't stopped for water once. 

My goal for this year is to increase my fitness level and run a 5k. I also want to lose the last 25 lbs! It's all about log, log, log, both food and exercise.

Original Post by DDINNYC:

I want to stay to lose approximately 2 pounds a week for a total of at least 90 pounds this year. This is keeping in mind that I will hit some plateaus. I want to do this by (1) Keeping my calorie count at a 1000 calorie deficit each day, without starving myself. So I want to get in a lot of fiber, lean protein and whole grains and eat 5 small meals a day, (2) Exercising (cardio) at least 5 times a week for a minimum of 1 hour/day, out of which 2 will be a mix of weights and cardio; and (3) to meditate/do breathing exercises for about 15 miuntes 2 times a week.

I know, it sounds ambitious, but I really hope that I can do it! Wish me luck!

 

That's the right way to do it!  Keep it up.

I want to be able to do at least three consecutive unassisted chin-ups before the end of this year. I cannot do a single one now, although I can do a few on the cheat seat at 25kg. I'm starting NROL4W after my holiday in February to work towards this.

Congrats on your tremendous weight loss!! I want to lose 27 pounds by July 1st and feel much better than I do now:)

I avoid resolutions that I cannot be 100% responsible for. For example saying I will be 20% body fat in three months; that's not all down to me. My body may think differently even if I was perfect in diet and exercise (I'm not). So, instead:

  1. Form a diet plan for the next three months and keep to it 90% of the time.
  2. Continue weight training, but include proper rest weeks.
  3. Perform at least 1.5 hours of cardio per week.
  4. Eat at maintenance for a week sometime between now and March.

I'm scared of maintenance. anyway, those are my health-related resolutions. A year is a bit too long for me to plan for.

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