Thursday, January 01, 2009

A New Year - Again.

So how did last year go? As planned I hope!

Every year as that clock ticks past midnight and into the new year, I take a hopeful look at the year to come. The prospects are always boundless. I feel fortunate that I've always had the attitude that I could do whatever I set my mind to, goal setting and achievement have always been second nature to me. If I drop the ball or run into a road block, its almost instinctive of me to pick it back up or some how use it to my advantage, even if I only learn what not to do next time. My own personal mantra has been to never give up and this alone carries me on no matter how futile my efforts seem even to myself.

2008, brought to me many new and wonderful things, and now I have all new goals and needs for the coming year.

So this year,
  • Get my Body Weight Back Down to 200 lbs. That is single digit body fat for me and a wonderful set of six pack abs ( I sure do miss those along with my 34 waist).
  • Start Doing Cardio Again ( I slacked allot last year).
  • Get rid of all the sugar and carbs in the house, I've been slackin on those too.
  • Spend more time on my blogs.
  • I'll add more later.
so for the next few weeks I'll put up my stats and let you know how its going. In the mean time I've got some links below to articles written by Tom Venuto that are worth a read about goal setting and holiday fitness. Thanks for stopping in.

My Holiday Fitness Challenge to You <–Click Here To Read More
Media reports say that most people gain between 5 and 10 pounds of body fat in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. According to research from the New England Journal of Medicine, the average amount is much more modest - just over a pound. However, even modest holiday weight gain may be cause for concern: A study by the National Institutes of Health found that this seasonal weight gain - even just a pound - is usually not lost after the holidays; it simply adds to the “weight creep” that sneaks up on us as we get older.

How to Stay on Your Diet and Stay in Shape Over the Holidays Without Turning into a Miserable Scrooge! (A Holiday Survival Guide) <– Click Here to read more
I’d like to share with you 10 ways that you can follow your diet and stay in great shape over the holidays without turning into a “miserable Scrooge.” If you follow this advice, then you’ll be one of the proud few with a New Year’s resolution to be the best you’ve ever been in the new year to come - instead of one of the guilt-ridden many who must resolve to reclaim what they lost over the year that’s just passed them by.

Your Fitness Future Foretold: 20 Predictions for the New Year <– Click Here To Read More
Happy new year! Today is your lucky day because I’m going to predict your future and forecast exactly what kind of results you’re going to get in the next 12 months. Sylvia Browne, step aside… I’m pretty good at this..

Brain Science And New Year’s Resolutions < — Click Here To Read More.
It doesnt matter how much you know about nutrition or exercise. Until specialized fitness knowledge is linked with goals and directions, you won’t accomplish much or keep the changes long term. Most people believe they are “setting goals” when they make a new year’s resolution. However, most resolutions are casually set, lightly taken and only done once a year on January 1st. Neuroscience has now shed some light on why New Year’s resolutions almost always fail and how to set goals scientifically for permanent change and results that last