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Anybody have any New Year's Resolutions they want to share? Here's mine: no more than one dessert a day, and I can't compensate by making it a BIG dessert. Fruit is the exception...I can have as much fruit as I like.<br><br>
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DROP WEIGHT...be competative.
 

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eat more healthily.<br>
soda only as a rare treat for starters.<br><br>
Organize my time better.<br>
run faithfully<br>
learn to work at home.
 

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I didn't really have one, but I'm sitting here with a black and blue swollen toe hoping it's not busted...so I guess my resolutuion should be try not to do any more stupid things until after IMAZ.<br><br>
I went for a run with the Hash House Harriers yesterday....if you are not familiar, they are drinkers with running problems. I was not familiar, but now I am. I drank beer and went for some crazy all terrain run that had me hopping fences and wading through waste deep mucky waters, and acting like a High school kid instead of the mature adult I am supposed to be....Then I go dancing in high heels on the injured toe and wonder why I wake up with a protesting toe.<br><br>
Anyhow, I think it might be okay....I did have tons of fun though.<br><br>
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Non-sappy one: not gain weight. I got one good thing out of a recent breakup (10 lb weight loss), and I don't want to let it go. I'm racing faster than ever. I'll set 125 as my "stay there" weight (120 would be an awesom racing weight..but we'll see about that).<br><br>
Sappy one: I found out that two of my childhood friends (one whom I'm still best friends with) lost their fathers in the past few days. One died of cancer, so that is fueling my fundraising fire for my Janus Charity Challenge for the American Cancer Society. It was not fun though to have to move him from my racing in honor of list to racing in memory of list. So, anyway, the real resolution is to work on my relationships with friends and family and to make sure they know how much I appreciate and love them.
 

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This is a biggie for me. I was actually thinking about this on my run tonight. Mine is not fitness-related, though I do plan to keep up what I'm doing. I'm happy with my weight, but I would like to drop fat and gain muscle (I got a Tanita for Christmas).<br><br>
My resolution is to not get behind on my house! For some people, this isn't hard, but I feel like I always have to clean the house up and do the laundry and such. So, I'm going to get all caught up and stay that way. I know my life will be so much less stressful if I do that. It is hard with 3 kids, and I'm a stay at home mom, so I have very little time to get the housework done with kids around (and I put exercise before housework), but I know I can do it if I manage my time better (like getting off this computer!! LOL)<br><br>
I also HAVE to stay within our budget for each month. We aren't strapped for cash, but we have been doing LOTS of home improvements (including laying bamboo floors throughout our entire 2800 sf house) and have more to do this year, so we've spent most of our savings. So, we have to really watch our spending and really budget and save what we can. We have plenty of money, but we do put the maximum into our IRAs every month, so that brings our monthly budget down quite a bit. I'll have to actually budget in my race fees this year as well as everything else. I won't need nearly as much this year, though.<br><br>
That's it! I hope I can stick to them!<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
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For me, it's always the 15lbs. Anyone see that Valerie Bertinelli commercial for Jenny Craig where she is crying because it's the first time in 20 years she isn't making a weight loss resolution? It brings tears to my eyes!!!<br><br>
But the other big one, that is kinda related, is dinner planning. I would like to plan out dinner for the week each sunday night and go shopping on monday and just have it planned out. Saves on money and leads to better food options I believe.
 

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Kristine, I always do that (plan the week's meals). I only go to the store once a week unless I need to pick up something fresh (fish or steak) on the weekend. It saves time, money, and headaches. You should also check out TheGroceryGame.com You can save a lot of money that way. You get a 4 week trial for $1. It is worth it. I've saved a lot!
 

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My big one is to cleanup my diet and hopefully in the process drop 15lbs. I eat mostly healthy but I have yet to find a balance for training. I am usually always ravenous when in training so my normal good diet falls by the way side. Better planning would no doubt help.<br><br>
Kristine I have seen that ad, and she looks amazing.
 

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Practice more yoga and meditation again. I have really slipped on that since training for the tri's, and I can tell the difference in my daily life and how I react to things around me. Even if it's making sure I do 20-30 minutes of yoga before bed, and just sit for 5 minutes first thing in the morning, I know it will make a difference. \<br><br>
Oh, and lose a few pounds <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Kate, I'm right there with you. I always say I'm the only person I know who gains weight while I'm training and loses it when I'm sitting on my butt. So, my goal is to keep it in balance - to spend one day during the weekend resting and planning meals and snacks for the busy week.<br><br>
Related goal is to lose 17 pounds.<br>
And, then to focus on hill training on the bike and the run.
 

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I did yoga with my wife last night, she made a resolution to start doing yoga with me, so it's nice having some company plus she like to make the occasional wisecrack.<br><br>
My off season resolution was to develop a more positive attitude regarding church attendence, I'm not sure if I'm really setting the world on fire with that one.
 

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I hear ya! If you have any good post race snacks that fill you up please feel free to share them. My problem is that I am sometimes so darn hungry I will eat anything not tied down.
 

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I need to make more of an effort to do yoga regularly. I really feel good when I do it, and don't understand why I don't do it more often. I also want to watch my eating a bit better, and maybe bring my weight down a pound or five. We'll see.<br><br>
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Perhaps the same reasons I find it difficult to practice regularly....we are so rushed everyday, just trying to get swim/bike/run workouts in is a huge challenge. So we rush rush rush through everything. Yoga forces you to slow down and really connect body and mind, and *that* is the hard part for me. I <b>hate</b> sitting still...but it makes such a difference!
 

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I never really make resolutions or try to stay with them. I will say this year that i do plan to work hard at training and be more focused than i have been in the last few years.
 

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I would like to work more on preparing healthy balanced dinner for my family. With the kids activities in the evening, we always come home hungry to eat whatever there (luckily healthy things like fruits, vegies, rice, etc.) or just grab something at the gym. Poor DH doesn't see much 'real food' on the table when he comes home....<br><br>
Another one is to simplify our lives. Start with, getting rid of 'stuff'. If we haven't used for 3 yrs, we don't need them. Buy 1, get rid of 1.
 

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I rarely make resolutions at the head of the year, rather I try to do them whenever it is that I see something needing attention or something I really, really want to do. This year, however, I did come up with two resolutions: first is to change the good tires on my Tri-bike and put on a set of old crappy ones so that I don't wreck a good, expensive racing tire over winter base build; second is to tell the Ironmate a little more often than once every fourth month that I love her. And if my beer consumption doesn't naturally die down by next week -- it always increases over the holidays -- then I will resolve to cut back on drinking.
 

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Did I mention that I don't consider chocolate to be a desert. It's an important nutrient, right?<br><br>
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1) Swim/Diet - everything in balance, so they say. I suck at the swim, and I suck at getting in veggies and fruits. I vow to reduce the suckage on both those fronts<br><br>
2) Overtraining - In training for my first tri, I went a little overboard I think, partly due to scheduling (due to some run races, I was run heavy for the most part) and partly due to not trusting the schedule (I was thinking some of those allotted times were a bit on the low side, and my workouts were weighted to the higher zones for the most part.)<br><br>
I'm kinda' feeling the effects even now, so I aim to try to stick not only with the times allotted but also the proper intensities for my next tri training effort.
 
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