2013 New Year’s Resolutions

December 31st, 2012 | Posted by tonyscha in Personal - (0 Comments)

My new year’s resolutions!!!!

1) Stop drinking pop (see note below).
2) Run a half marathon (Around May 2013).
3) Run a full marathon (Around October 2013).
4) Lose 40 lbs.

I created a couple of the typical new year’s resolutions here, but these are the things I have been wanting to do, and I will do in 2013.

If you know me, my favorite pop is?… Diet Mountain Dew!!! This one will be the hardest for me, since I drink plenty of pop, usually 3 a day. Now I know I wont ever go through life without drinking another pop, my goal here is to not drink pop daily, however if I have 1 a week, I would consider it a success. I did it in college for a couple of months, and I will do it again!

Last year I made a resolution (not necessarily a news year’s resolution), but it was to run a half marathon, and I exceeded that goal by running 2 half marathons. I wanted to run a full marathon in 2012, but knew it would be best to train all year for it, an lose some weight along the way. I ran 582 miles in 2012, and hopefully can run 700+ in 2013.

Couple of good tips about keeping news year’s resolutions.

"Theoretically, there are very good reasons to take a break from a behavior, totally," says Reid Hester, director of research at Behavior Therapy Associates, explaining that an initial period of complete abstinence can make it easier for people to moderate behavior by eliminating the habitual, automatic aspect of the unwanted activity.

Take a cue from the self-help group Moderation Management (MM), which advises problem drinkers to abstain completely for a month before attempting moderate drinking. If you can't achieve a month of abstinence, the thinking goes, successful moderation is unlikely.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1950511,00.html

Stick To It
Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new activity, such as exercising, to become a habit, and 6 months for it to become part of your personality. Your new healthful habits will become second-nature in no time.