New Year's Resolutions

Commander of Awesome Senior Pwner
24,621 posts 243 reps Joined May 2010
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 12:04 PM

Tis the season, most ppl abandon their NYR by Jan 18th [lol], but let's hear your New Year's Resolutions.

I've been slipping on my sleep. Since the summer I went from consistently getting 8-8.5 hours a night to like 5.5-6. I'm recommitting myself to going to bed by 9 again every night. I felt much better when I was doing that, and I want to get back to that.


Fab4Runner Tits McGee
6,997 posts 63 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 12:51 PM

I'm going to change my Sirius presets in my car, and I might start eating ketchup on my fries. Still undecided on that. 

My resolution for 2018 was to read one book/week. I didn't quite get there, but I think I'm at 45 or so.

I don't make serious resolutions basically ever. Some other previous ones were to work on my posture since I sit at a desk all day, and to stop eating an entire sleeve of saltines with my chicken noodle soup. I succeeded at both. 

Verbal Kint Senior Member
1,062 posts 14 reps Joined Jul 2017
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 1:10 PM

Ugh, hate the January gym people, get the fuck out of the squat rack doing your crunches

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 184 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 1:21 PM

A few years ago, I resolved to never make another resolution again and, so far I've done far better with that one than any of the actual "do shit better this year" ones that I've made in my life.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 92 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 4:40 PM

I don't really do resolutions anymore, but I will use this as a time to "reset", regarding diet and exercise. I've been eating like garbage for the last two months and that needs to stop. Working out with stay the same for the most part, just up the cardio.

I weighed 197 Xmas night (lol). That's a lot for me, I hope to cut 10-15 lbs by April for a snowboard trip.

 

I also want to get serious about learning Spanish. If I see a deal for some classes I'll jump on it, but it's not really a priority.

 

24,621 posts 243 reps Joined May 2010
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 4:45 PM
posted by Automatik

I don't really do resolutions anymore, but I will use this as a time to "reset", regarding diet and exercise. I've been eating like garbage for the last two months and that needs to stop. Working out with stay the same for the most part, just up the cardio.

I weighed 197 Xmas night (lol). That's a lot for me, I hope to cut 10-15 lbs by April for a snowboard trip.

 

I also want to get serious about learning Spanish. If I see a deal for some classes I'll jump on it, but it's not really a priority.

 

What's normal for you? Sounds like 197lbs is high.

I feel ya on letting yourself go lol. In college I tore my PCL and meniscus, got up to 230 lbs! I'm ~6'2" so that was quite chunky for me. Went on a serious diet and a few yrs later I was down to 165 before I started hitting the weight room. I've settled in on 180, and if I get above that by even 5 lbs I feel like a total fat slob.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 303 reps Joined Apr 2010
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 4:53 PM

Like this year, my resolution is to get a job in Europe.  I failed this year obviously, but I will go at it again this year. 

I also reset my diet like Auto.  I have been fine, but after September/October I tend to loosely follow my diet and I "reset" toward the end of February and start getting stricter. 

 

 

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 92 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 4:56 PM

180-185. I'm 6'0. just haven't really paid attention to a scale and aesthetically not that noticeable. 

I do feel heavy though. I ran two miles last week and I was fucking dying. It was a wake up call. 

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 84 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 5:19 PM

I'm a non-participant. 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 77 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 5:46 PM

Really been drinking too much and gaining weight (lack of excercise also). Need to reverse those trends.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 138 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 6:33 PM

Going to try to get a simple 30-40 minute walk in every day. Gotta get back to water as my overwhelming most drank liquid as well

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 179 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 9:47 PM

I definitely need to clean up my eating, but I have no specific goals. We're also going on a spending freeze for January as we spent way too much money over the last month on gifts and random crap for ourselves.

Other than that, I'm continuing my resolution from 2016 to read more. I'll finish this year with either 50 or 51 books read, which will put me at or over 50 each of the last three years.

SportsAndLady Senior Member
39,070 posts 232 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 10:07 PM

2 chicks at the same time

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 179 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 10:08 PM
posted by SportsAndLady

2 chicks at the same time


ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 195 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 10:45 PM

I had a resolution today to eat wings.  I ate wings.

33,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 12:41 AM
  • 2015 - Got in shape (went from about 225 to 200, with decent muscle mass, I’m 6’1)
  • 2016 - Deleted Facebook
  • 2017 - I cut back on unhealthy eating. It’s impossible to eat 100% healthy on my per diem with as much as I travel, but made a significant effort to eat better after 2 years of consistent working out. My energy level and overall mood skyrocketed.
  • 2018 - Wake up when alarm goes off and not hit snooze/start day lethargic versus energized. For the most part, succeeded. Probably 90% of the time.
  • 2019 - I want to find a job in the Chicago area that isn’t travel heavy. I currently am gone 45ish weekends a year for work, but we have a kid on the way. So that’s gotta end. I’ve been looking for a long time, and no luck this far. It’s not something I can control 100%, but it’s something I am devoting my year to. I refuse to raise a kid without being around more.
justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 179 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 8:28 AM
posted by Laley23
  • 2018 - Wake up when alarm goes off and not hit snooze/start day lethargic versus energized. For the most part, succeeded. Probably 90% of the time.

This is actually a good idea and something I need to work on going forward. I'll add this to my list of things to get better at in 2019.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 303 reps Joined Apr 2010
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 9:08 AM
posted by Laley23
  • 2018 - Wake up when alarm goes off and not hit snooze/start day lethargic versus energized. For the most part, succeeded. Probably 90% of the time.

It wasn't a resolution, but I  started doing this about 5-6 years ago.  This approach is definitely much better than constantly hitting snooze.  I am trying to get my wife into this habit.  She currently has about around 10 alarms scheduled 3-5 minutes apart.  What is the point? smh. 

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
6,997 posts 63 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 9:32 AM
posted by like_that

It wasn't a resolution, but I  started doing this about 5-6 years ago.  This approach is definitely much better than constantly hitting snooze.  I am trying to get my wife into this habit.  She currently has about around 10 alarms scheduled 3-5 minutes apart.  What is the point? smh

Agreed...I don't get it. I'd rather sleep until 6:30 than 6:10 with an alarm every five minutes. I've never used a snooze button. 

24,621 posts 243 reps Joined May 2010
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 11:53 AM
posted by like_that

It wasn't a resolution, but I  started doing this about 5-6 years ago.  This approach is definitely much better than constantly hitting snooze.  I am trying to get my wife into this habit.  She currently has about around 10 alarms scheduled 3-5 minutes apart.  What is the point? smh. 

Wait, are you married to my wife as well?

Also, when she does finally get up she abandons her phone to be lost somewhere in the covers. Inevitably, another fucking alarm goes off while she's in the kitchen and has to scramble to find her phone to turn the damn alarm off. smh

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 138 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 11:04 PM
posted by Commander of Awesome

Wait, are you married to my wife as well?

Also, when she does finally get up she abandons her phone to be lost somewhere in the covers. Inevitably, another fucking alarm goes off while she's in the kitchen and has to scramble to find her phone to turn the damn alarm off. smh

lol....my wife sets her alarm for 5:00 am and doesn’t have to be at work until 7:30 (works 5 min away)

 

She does get nervous and do the “are you getting up shoulder nudge” 1 min before my alarm gets ready to go off

 

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