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New Years Resolutions

SecteurSecteur Posts: 1,971
edited January 2013 in The cake stop
I was thinking more cycling / fitness / lifestyle oriented, but all contributions welcome!

This will be my third year as "a cyclist". I have made great progress with drastic weight loss and a complete change in my body and mind.

However, I feel that I have stagnated in the last few months, and gone backwards a bit, so my New Years Resolution is (starting from 1sr Jan), to get back into it with motivation, dedication and enthusiasm.

I will be keeping a food & training diary and hope to learn not to keep falling for my usual weaknesses (cakes & biscuits).

So, in a nutshell, my resolution is to train hard, eat well, adopt a holistically healthy lifestyle and get in cycling form;

1) get to 75kg (been at 79-82 most of the year - currently at 85kg!!)
2) maintain a consistently healthy diet / lifestyle and get my cholesterol down (6.6 - aged 33!)
3) maintain the motivation to keep riding, and not to look for excused to sneak off (too windy... too wet...)

Good luck to all you BR's - you have been a constant source of knowledge, motivation and inspiration, and I look forwards to another good year with you all (albeit in cyberland!).

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,529
    My NYR - Double this years mileage to 20. :D
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    Do at least one sportive or long distance ride per month

    Lose another 10kg (yeah right!!)

    Get my daughter (5yo) riding
  • upperoilcanupperoilcan Posts: 1,180
    1- To get run fit after missing most of last year due to a stress fracture.
    2- To avoid more injury from running.
    3- To balance my bike riding with my running.
    Cervelo S5 Ultegra Di2.
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    I am still maintaining one made in the late '80s.

    Not to make another resolution. :wink:

    True though.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • Grow the fuxk up
    Hit 62kg
    Top 100 time in this year's Etape Caledonia
    Build a bike from scratch
    Quit drinking completely - don't drink much anyway but when I do I feel grim for days
    Grow the fuxk up
  • carl_pcarl_p Posts: 989
    Clean my bike more, read more and reduce time spent on this flamin' laptop.
    Specialized Venge S Works
    Cannondale Synapse
    Enigma Etape
    Genesis Flyer Single Speed


    Turn the corner, rub my eyes and hope the world will last...
  • Never seen the point of them as you can change your life any day you want. In fact as far as cycling goes it's not the best time in the calendar to make them either, the worst of the winter weather is usually still ahead and it's still dark evenings for a couple of months. So stop beating yourself up and save your mental energies for spring! :wink:
  • To ride from Wrexham to Cardiff in a day (was forced to quit with hypothermia this year , 12 miles short)

    To ride in Italy, hopefully during Giro

    Get to 2,000 miles this year

    And the cigarettes.......AGAIN!!!!!!
  • Grow the fuxk up
    Terrible resolution. You have to get older, but you sure don't have to grow up.
    Is the gorilla tired yet?
  • My NYR - Double this years mileage to 20. :D

    Keep it realistic :D
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    Grow the fuxk up
    Terrible resolution. You have to get older, but you sure don't have to grow up.




    You can't stop yourself getting older.....but you can be immature forever!!
  • Lose 10Kgs (at least). Definitely NOT grow the fuxk up, my kids would never forgive me!
  • 1- Run a marathon
    2- Take part in some sportives
    3- Do a good triathlon

    I might leave winning the TDF on a unicycle and in fancy dress until next year.
    "The Prince of Wales is now the King of France" - Calton Kirby
  • Quit drinking completely - don't drink much anyway but when I do I feel grim for days

    I've always considered this. But social occasions make it almost impossible, it just doesn't feel right. Especially going to the bar and ordering a round of cokes and no alcoholic drinks. And drinking lots of coke all night makes me feel just as ill (awake all night, constantly urinating and a ton of sugar).
    "The Prince of Wales is now the King of France" - Calton Kirby
  • new years resolutionsare great but how many of us stick to them :?:
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,549
    1. Build a titanium road bike (probably a Pretorius with SR/R).
    2. Ride Ventoux.
    3. Run two consecutive 6min miles.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    1 less time on a bike
    2 gain a couple of kilos
    3 take up smokin' n' drinkin'

    Probably won't achieve any of these...again :roll:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,689
    Cycling

    1) Keep myself sane until April
    2) Build my left leg strength up while waiting for the doctor to say I can go cycling again - lots of swimming
    3) Get out on my bike after about 8 months off

    Non-cycling

    Continue enjoying my time with my baby
    Do well in my new job
    Do well in my studies
    Become fluent in Hungarian
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,433
    Ben6899 wrote:
    1. Build a titanium road bike (probably a Pretorius with SR/R).
    2. Ride Ventoux.
    3. Run two consecutive 6min miles.

    Nice !
    I did No.1 last year and wanted to do No.2 but personal stuff conspired against me, so I'm also hoping to do it this year. as for No.3, I hate running, so it
    S not gonna happen :lol:
    Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.
    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,549
    MattC59 wrote:
    Ben6899 wrote:
    1. Build a titanium road bike (probably a Pretorius with SR/R).
    2. Ride Ventoux.
    3. Run two consecutive 6min miles.

    Nice !
    I did No.1 last year and wanted to do No.2 but personal stuff conspired against me, so I'm also hoping to do it this year. as for No.3, I hate running, so it
    S not gonna happen :lol:

    Your titanium bike looks quality. Enigma, right? I'll pop over to Pretorius this week and sound them out with regards to buying/building an Outeniqua.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • alihisgreatalihisgreat Posts: 3,872
    1. Do at least double the mileage of last year (aiming for ~5000-6000miles for 2013)
    2. Become better at doing things
  • ademortademort Posts: 1,924
    1) Do as much cycling as possible, 2012 was a washout due to work commitments.

    2) Lose the 8 or so Kilos that i put on as a result of the above.

    3) Get my 15 year old Son interested in cycling so he does at least some sport and stays off the bloody X box, Playstation etc.

    Here,s hoping
    Ademort
    ademort
    Chinarello, record and Mavic Cosmic Sl
    Gazelle Vuelta , veloce
    Giant Defy 4
    Mirage Columbus SL
    Batavus Ventura
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