Planning New Year’s Resolutions for 2011

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  1. Tyler says:

    I know I want to lose more fat. I have way too much fat, but I don’t think I want to lose that much weight on the scale because I still have a lot of muscle to build. I just don’t know what my final weight should be, nor am I going to worry about it.

  2. Jennifer says:

    It is time to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions, isn’t it…shoot! I haven’t thought about it much yet. But, I think there are 3 main ones: lose 30 lbs total by summer, quit smoking, and change my dietary habits.

  3. Todd says:

    Tyler, I had a goal of losing 100 lbs in 2010, I have accomplished over 70 this year so far, I didnt hit 100 because my dad died this year and I just didnt make my goal. But, I am 322 today, 6’5″, over 70 lbs lighter than I was on Jan 14, 2010.

    I lost my fiance to another man recently and it bothered me but didnt hinder my goal. I plan on being under 250 by April and your site is an inspiration. I check in daily.

    I eat a LOT of lean protein, mainly turkey breast, broccoli, spinach, onion and some fruit. I do cardio in 15 min increments on treadmill and cycle; treadmill I job 6.5 mph for one mile then 15 on cycle (approx 6 miles), then repeat, the 2 compound exercises lifting weights which I JUST started doing and is making a HUGE physical improvement in fat loss and lean body mass.

    I miss my fiance, I wish she was still around, but I love what I am doing to my body 1000 times more and I know things are going to be great. You are a true genius, keep up the good work!


  4. Madeline says:

    In general, I want to be happier, healthier, and much more appreciative of life. I sometimes go into the new year without really having a plan to these abstract ideas. So I think this year, I’ll just keep the steps small…and hopefully, these small steps will help me come closer to all these things.
    1. Continue losing 1 -1.5lbs a week.
    2. Remember that not each week will end with a weight loss….but that I’ll try my best to stay positive by not beating myself up when I don’t meet my weight expectations.
    3. Go to the gym, at least 5 times a week.
    4. Regularly sleep before midnight.
    5. Each week, plan an action that will lead me closer in finding a job that I will love (whether it be going onto a job site or talking to someone).
    6. Meditate daily.
    7. Do a little dance daily.
    5. Go to bed remembering at least one thing I’m grateful for.

  5. Brandon says:

    My main resolution/goal related to health & fitness is to focus more on strength training. In 2010, I managed to lose a good amount of weight (90+ pounds), and I really got into running, completing my first marathon 2 weekends ago. But one thing I’ve mostly neglected so far is strength training. I’d like to start seeing some more definition, which may also help with some of the baggy skin I’ve got now due to the weight loss.

    On a more person level, I’d like to focus and spend even more time with my family. Not that I don’t currently focus on them, but I’d like to do so even more. I’ve got 2 young kids, and watching them grow and learn everyday is such a joy, but I’m also constantly reminded of how quickly it all goes by.

  6. Chris D says:

    One word: P90X

    I’ve known a few people who’ve tried it, and it really produces amazing results. It’s not for the weak however… Most people give up early on in the program. You’d be the perfect candidate for it, I think. If you haven’t looked into it yet, I’d highly recommend it. (No, nobody is paying me to say this. Just have to trust me on that one. Haha.)

    You’ve already inspired me to lose 50 pounds, and I’m in the best shape of my life. Phase two is to get ripped! I’m starting P90X on Monday. Wish me luck!

  7. Fluffy Girl says:

    I want to reach my goal weight of 170. From there I want to focus on building muscle tone. I also would like to run a 10k- been doing a lot of 5k’s lately, so I think I’m up for the challenge.

  8. Lisa says:

    I usually make monthly goals. It’s easier to stay focused and I made goals that I know I can achieve. If I set myself up for failure, it will just depress me. So instead of saying “I want to lose 10 pounds in 2011” I’m going to say “For January I’d like to lose 1 pound.”

  9. Tyler says:

    I do the same thing, but I always like having those “long-range plans.” Plans like “go to the moon.” I can’t do that in a month 🙂

  10. Tyler says:

    I can’t wait to see you at 170! I like you how you are now though, too, but I hope you reach whatever you goal you set for yourself.

  11. Tyler says:

    Phase two is indeed to get ripped. I’ll be ripped. I’m already starting to see it and the fat is shedding away, I can feel my thighs, biceps, things that I could’ve never felt before. The fat is melting away and I’m being left with muscles…

  12. Tyler says:

    Not a terrible set of goals. I can imagine many of people this coming New Years will have the same goals as you!

  13. Tyler says:

    Things will be great. Wait until she sees you in another year, she’ll be sorry she left. I don’t encourage that you keep thinking about her and the negative feelings you have toward the situation, but I would think about it while you’re at the gym. Let it fuel you. All of those fat comments and awkward situations I’ve put up with over the last couple of decades don’t affect me and I don’t think about them. Sometimes though, especially on days when I don’t feel like working out or I feel like quitting, I think about them.

    They quickly turn into something positive.

  14. Tyler says:

    That’s a sweet list. I’m writing my own soon, and I’m taking it seriously, and I’ll share it with you when it’s done.

    Just curious, if you go to sleep before midnight (or are trying to), what time do you wake up? My old goal was to go to sleep before midnight, but now that I wake up a little before 5 I have to go to sleep at or before 10. Hard to do some nights.

  15. Tyler says:

    I need to spend more time with my daughter, as well. But inevitably, I have a full-time job, so I’ll never be able to spend enough time with her.

  16. beej says:

    I totally agree, Tyler! Don’t dwell on the hurt from the past–but using it as fuel is fantastic!

  17. beej says:

    I love seeing all these goals! I’ll really have to think of some good ones–no more than 4. Last year, I came up with some great ones, but they quickly fell away–not that I stopped losing weight or journeying toward good health, but that I stopped tracking those goals.

    Not this next year, though. I have three good ones in mind already!

  18. I agree starting the new year with resolutions or good intentions is important. It’s hard to start the “”I’m going to lose wait and get in better shape and eat more healthfully” at this time of year. Office parties, family get-togethers, it seems that it’s a non-stop eat fest from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

    At least, if you give yourself 11 months head start it might be easier to resist in November/December 2o11.

    I would love to drop about 120 lbs. I’m ~301 lbs yesterday ( at 5’9″) but I went to a Xmas party last night so I’m sure the number will be higher today.

    PS…new to the blog. A colleague turned me onto it. I’m encouraged that it’s not a site for pills or magic belts. 🙂

  19. Fluffy Girl says:

    Thanks Tyler, I appreciate it 🙂

  20. Dan K says:

    Well i have to say for me i want to see Consistency for everything from my gym time and my food. i would have to say i am just so happy to see the year come to a end and a new one begin. on June 19th 2010 i weighed 335lbs i vowed to loose 100 pounds in a year i started out hot lost 35 in about 8weeks was under 300 for the first time in years . i got myself down to about 278 about the first week of November. then my life had a game changer something very personal and private that has knocked me off my focus and motivation. i am now sitting at 290 so i put about 10-12 pounds back on. so i have made my job harder not just because of 10 pounds just because the clock is ticking i got 6 months to lose about 60 pounds to reach my goal. so in the year ahead my goals are

    1 Need to be Consistent.
    2 Need to find and keep my focus.
    3 i want to lose a average 1-3 pounds a week.
    4 i want to juggle work/gym/social life
    5 start riding my bike more so in the spring i can ride to work 2-3 times a week 8 miles one way lots of hills on way to work.
    6 my gym time i need more of a overall workout not just cardio i need it all weights and classes and cardio.
    7 make a blog and chart how i am doing.

    so i have a lot to look forward to in 2011 and i have a lot to be thankful for in 2010 even if i have tripped and lost my way i know i will find my way back on course.

    in closing i want to say i plan to be a bigger part of this site and maybe even make a blog something i have not done so far i have kept stuff private i need to put it out there let people support me and cheer me on. thanks and happy holidays to you all

    Tyler thanks for having this site its a godsend


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