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Old 12-30-2003, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New Year's HEALTH Resolutions!

Ok, here is the time of year in which a lot of us self-reflect and usually dwell upon the things that we would like to achieve. I am not looking forward to the bombardment of "how do I lose this gut" threads that we will most likely see in the next week or so in which we will answer the same way over and over . I am, however, curious as to what everybody's health goals are this year. Personally, I would like to add 10 more pounds of lean muscle and maintain my bodyfat percentage (9% right now).... bah F that, I'd like to be 8% by next year at this time .

Oh by the way.......

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!

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Old 12-30-2003, 03:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Happy New Year Plan. I really enjoy reading your posts.

My Health/Fitness goals for 2004....
To be able to Max the Army Physical Fitness Test (300)
Pass Army Ranger School

Develop my 6 pack
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Old 12-30-2003, 03:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Probably to try and be close to 200 lbs this time next year.
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Old 12-30-2003, 05:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Be physically fit enough to pass the admittance requirements into the army with flying colours. 2 miles in 16:38 should be easy, but its not!
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Old 12-30-2003, 08:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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hmmm, not really a fitness goal, but somtime i'd like to dunk the ball in basketball. I am about 187cm so i really should eb able to do it, it's a little depressing. Even though, i guess the main reason, is sorta the show-pony aspect, although it's also asserting yourself and implcitily saying "I am the fucken man"

I played basketball on monday night, on a ring that was slightly bent and about 9 foot 10 or so. And i could dunk that pretty readily, so i am only just a bit off...

Although white men can't jump I also think i am a little too top heavy as well. So hopefully that'll be resolved.
That's pretty much it really, althoughs there also making my mad skillz even madder

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Old 12-30-2003, 08:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hmm, I want to get rid of my mini-gut. Progress has been great so far, in a month I've lost almost all of it... however the year is almost over, so I wont have a six pack before 2004.

By this time next year, I expect to be fully toned, six pack and all.

Oh and I want to get my teeth bleached. Not that they're yellow, I just want them pure white
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Sleepyjack,

If you want to be able to dunk, whenever you are standing around (great if your job requires lots of standing), do 50-100 toe raises. Or if not, do 50 each time you get up to go to the bathroom.

Worked great for me.
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I want my chest to be bigger then my gut and to take the jiggle out of my butt
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Old 12-30-2003, 10:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Just maintain: muscle mass, aerobic endurance, etc. I've had an impossible schedule for the last four months, and it's going on that way for another six at least. I've held on to most of what I've got strength-wise, but aerobics have fallen off and I've gained a little fat. Going to just try to do as much as i can in the little time I have, until all this hassle (an accelerated master's degree program) is done.
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Old 01-01-2004, 08:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Lose 2 pounds.
Replace 5 pounds of fat with muscle.
Rehab my knees enough to begin running again. I'd like to add at least 1 1/2 marathon this year, but I am trying to learn to be patient with things.
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Old 01-01-2004, 11:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Let's see, I'd like to continue my progress toning.
I'm starting yoga to improve flexibility.
Decrease my body fat %.
I'd also like to run a 9 minute 1.5.
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Old 01-01-2004, 04:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'd like to lose a few pounds, and just get generally fit.
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Old 01-01-2004, 11:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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@emphant
Yeah i gotta start gettin to that again. I've done some stuff on the stairs as well, similar thing, but i gotta get it back into my routine and make it a habit. Also need to walk around on my toes a bit, although i think that just does calf definition really, like wearing high heels or something
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Old 01-02-2004, 01:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I'd like to get over this "hump" I've been hovering at my current weight for about 4 months and realize that something else has to change before I get past it. At first the weight came off so easily!!!! Oh well, I guess if it was easy it wouldn't be worth it.
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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My goals may seem high, but I realize that given my lack of willpower that I must set my goals at an almost unattainable level in order to motivate myself in any way what so ever. I will (I can't wish and hope, my determination must be total to even begin to succeed) either:

1. Drop to a lean 190

2. Drop to 225 or so, and still be faster, stronger and more defined than my best friend (he's around 7-10% bodyfat at around 185 or so)

In addition to one of those:

1. Bench at least 250 by June/July (only because my most base sense of masculinity demands it)

2. Learn some sort of "fighting", preferably kickboxing

3. Get defined enough to feel comfortable getting my rewards that I set for certain goals (a couple of torso piercings and custom tribal ink on both sides of my ribcage)

IT WILL HAPPEN! It's got to, I can't stay stagnant any longer.
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Old 01-02-2004, 04:23 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I donít believe in resolutions.

A resolution is something you are planning to do. Thatís a lie to oneself. If you really wanted it then you would not wait till January 1st to start doing it. You would do it right now. Pushing something back to a later date means is just giving oneself an opportunity to make up excuses. If one is looking at a goal and the road looks hard then one should never lie to oneself and think that it will be easier a day, or a week or a month from now.

At least thatís the way itís always been for me. I would have accomplished so many things in my life if I just went ahead and started doing them the moment they came up. I learned my lesson well. Procrastination is the killer of willpower.

Rant over, hurray!

My goal this year is to bike across the province of Ontario with my friend this summer. I started training for it a month and a half ago.

Cheers.
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Old 01-02-2004, 05:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 01-04-2004, 07:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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In 2003, I resolved to lose 20 lbs - and did so AND managed to keep it off. I put about six or seven back on during the holidays, so those'll be coming off again this month.

My health resolution this year is to continue my resolution from last year: Primarily, instead of taking the elevator to my 13th floor office, I'll take the stairs every time (except lunch on Friday, which is my reward). I will, though, continue to hate every minute of it.
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Old 01-05-2004, 05:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Maybe some people just need a day for an excuse to get started

I'd like to get my endurance back up. It's been a while since i've taken a nice long jog. I guess I need better time management with school and all. I also must learn more sports
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Old 01-05-2004, 11:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I hope all these people going on diets etc really stick to it. I saw a sign outside a gym today saying "New years resoltuion - Join up now!" i hope they're making a quick buck out of this tradition, with people dropping out quickly

Same with all those places like Jenny Craig's etc. Just i am seeing a huge influx of these sorta ads around now. I don't like them preying on people when they're vulnerable

So, people make you sure you stick to it
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Old 01-06-2004, 02:18 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Yesterday the gym was the fullest I'd ever seen it, very strange until I remembered the date...
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Old 01-06-2004, 09:19 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I have a few big events coming up this year and my goals are directed at them. In late May I am doing the Half IronMan in Kona. This will be my longest Triathlon to date so it is a big milestone for me. Also, in the first week of June I will be doing the Aids Ride from SF to LA. That shouldn't be a problem if I am fit enough to do the Tri the week before.

I guess body wise my goal has always been to add about 10 to 15 pounds of muscle. I always seem to be fighting this war between the aerobic workout and the weight work though. I don't think I will ever get past 165.
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Old 01-06-2004, 10:27 AM   #23 (permalink)
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right now i'm 6'5", 225lbs with a fairly low body fat %. definitely at the strongest i've ever been.

my resolutions are to lose a few %'s of body fat. bulk up to 235 - 240. continue to increase in strength. mostly i want to just avoid hitting that plateau and continue to make gains.
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Old 01-08-2004, 03:55 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Just to get a healthier lifestyle. I've cut the coke to diet coke, the breakfast crap that I used to eat to one bowl of oatmeal and some fruit if im hungry, and pizza/fast food don't even appeal to me anymore (other than subway, but thats ok!). The only thing im still struggling with is going out to restauraunts with friends and ordering crap (its better now though!), forcing myself to eat salad.... man I hate salad, and exercising consistently.
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Old 01-08-2004, 09:38 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Just to get a healthier lifestyle. I've cut the coke to diet coke, the breakfast crap that I used to eat to one bowl of oatmeal and some fruit if im hungry, and pizza/fast food don't even appeal to me anymore (other than subway, but thats ok!). The only thing im still struggling with is going out to restauraunts with friends and ordering crap (its better now though!), forcing myself to eat salad.... man I hate salad, and exercising consistently.
It's not necessarily that going out to restaurants is bad, it's that they give you such huge servings that if you were instilled as a child to always finish your plate, you end up eating 2,000+ calories.

Go out, order what you want. Just don't finish the meal, and exercise portion control. You'd be surprised at the results.
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Old 01-08-2004, 01:46 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Excercise more to gain more energy, flexibility
pick up Yoga
take my vitamins
drink more liquids- I have been always drinking tea, but have really been craving 100% juices
taking care of my skin
taking care of my teeth more (i.e. floss every day)
 
Old 01-08-2004, 01:59 PM   #27 (permalink)
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More aerobic/cardio
Lower BMI by 5 points

The "taking better care of teeth" is a good one. I hate flossing (big hands), but should do it more.
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Old 01-12-2004, 11:48 AM   #28 (permalink)
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How do I properly figure out my body fat percentage?
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:11 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Go from 6 ft. 140, to about 6 ft, 165 or so and turn it into muscle no matter what I have to go through and what shitty vegetables I have to eat.
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Old 01-17-2004, 08:00 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I need to lose about 30 pounds (185 now) and start feeling better about my fitness level. My plan is to ride my bike as much as possible. Road and trail. So far I have logged 74 miles since the 1st. I am shooting for another 15 tomorrow.

Wish me luck. So far no weight change.
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Old 01-23-2004, 08:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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My New Years Resolution is that I can not wait until March when pretty much all of the people with resolutions have quit and I can workout without it being so crowded.
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Old 01-23-2004, 10:14 PM   #32 (permalink)
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new years resolutions dont work but however my goals (have been working on since october)
are to:
-be able to bench press 150 (can do 105 right now since I was a lazy ass for so long on this damn box [big jump but in a year of hard work I can try aye?]
-Lose 15 more pounds (although Im proud of my 50 lost already
-Some stuff I cant think of but ill remember right when I press reply
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Old 01-24-2004, 01:37 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Been eating like a mofo and lifting like a machine. Cycled creatine this month too. Well, I have gained 5 lbs so far with no rise in bodyfat so I am waaaaaay ahead of my goals. My biceps have gained half an inch in circumference too! I am very happy today because I have been at a plateau until lately
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Old 01-24-2004, 05:38 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I've stopped eating meat.

It didn't have anything to do with New Years.... I followed a link somewhere and saw a video of a pig slaughterhouse, from live pig to hot dog. Almost made me cry

I'm not cutting out meat altogether, just meat that comes from slaughterhouses. To me, it's about respecting the animal that is dying to feed me. I'll eat halal meat (some Muslims eat this, it is essential 'blessed' and each animal is killed individually by an actual PERSON rather than a machine) - you can get beef/chicken like this (no pork though heh heh).

I'm eating seafood as well, since it is 'harvested' instead of butchered.

I've been eating mostly tofu, vegetables, fruit, beans, and rice for that past 3 weeks, and I think I feel better than before! I always ate that stuff anyway, but I've just adjusted the proportions to keep the protein/carb/fat balance in tact.

My mind works in strange ways... after seeing that video I just couldn't bring myself to say 'oh well' and keep eating the same stuff. I do miss bacon though... aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh bacon /drool... but I just think of the poor little piggies and I don't mind so much
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