Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Resolutions Update

I was actually serious when I said I was going to keep track of how well I've been following my New Year's Resolutions. An update at the beginning of the month should be enough, let's see how I've been doing.

Goal 1:

So I've been following the push-up guide and it's coming along I think. I'm a bit behind schedule because I'm kind of a weakling and some days, I just can't do the required number of push-ups.

It's been way too long since I used a picture of Byran.

Thus I've had to repeat some days until my puny body is capable. If my math is correct I am currently able to do 100 nonconsecutive push-ups. This is coming from the guy who started out barely able to do 20 so that's an improvement. It's really not that hard to commit to this, I tend to do a set after a round of Starcraft, a chapter of studying, etc. etc..

Goal 2:

I found this goal of trying to earn more money to be too vague. I'm working twice a week now at my part-time job but I don't that really counts. I'm adding on paying back my parents for my tuition. At my last count it was at $5500. I have less than $3000 in the bank. I need to find a way to pay them back and still be able to buy things for myself.

I haven't been sitting around in January however, I've been reapplying for that internship and right now, it's pending. The application is sitting in some bureaucratic nonsense and the job list opens up in two weeks. I was told I'll probably get in but that's not helping my nerves, at all.

This van is "probably" legit.

Goal 3:

This goal has been going well. In January I not only tried to make a different soup, but I also semi-successfully baked brownies. I know a lot of people have asked on my progress on the hollow book and all I can say is that I'm almost done cutting.

If you find a neat guide or recipe feel free to suggest it on the comments. I seriously look through these and consider doing the ones that are within my ability.

Goal 4:

Believe it or not, I did read a book in January, I just never got around to doing a review of it. Expect a post on it sometime in the near future.

No it was not this book but I wish it could have been.

And that's my update so far, I'm on track at the moment. Yeah, my goals may not be the most amazing "I'm going to change the world and become the next Ghandi!" types, but they're realistic, and I'm actually following them.

How are the rest of you fairing?

83 comments:

  1. Hmmm...that progress isn't bad! Me, I'm just working as hard as I can to be the world's best girlfriend...

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  2. Glad to hear results have varied from being mixed to good for you when it comes to resolutions man, keep up with it and stay motivated and I know you can follow through with them. It's important to not forget what made you make these resolutions now it's January, that's most important buddy.

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  3. I havent been following my resolutions either..I think most people dont follow them lol..so dont feel to bad.

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  4. Hey you're doing good. You're touching all the bases. Could be a little better? Sure maybe, but you're doing more than a lot out there are. Impressive!

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  5. omg I remember the Stinky Cheese Man book from when I was younger lol. Keep up the push ups and eventually you'll get there. I can do about 50 consecutive push ups myself and im trying to get better at it. Good luck on the internship!

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  6. We all miss the picture of Bryan, and that van is totally legit. I hope you get the internship. You've done pretty good so far, keep it up. I'm doing okay with mine. I've upped how much I work out and stuck with it consistently, but my eating habits weren't as good as I thought they were, so I haven't lost much weight.

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  7. I started the hundred pushups but failed to continue. I will start again!

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  8. great :) youre doing well.
    my resolution this year is to save up and make money.
    and to grow my hair.

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  9. Actually keeping the resolutions that is a rare feat in and of itself. I can do about 20 pushups consecutively, so got me beat.

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  10. the van is legit I've seen it before and i hopped in

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  11. Sounds like you are doing better than me on your resolutions, only I hope my armbone doesn't shoot out of my hand when doing pushups! Funny pic.
    Tracie
    crackyouwhip.com

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  12. Stinky Cheese Man. I read that majestic story a million times throughout my childhood. It's the best story ever written. Damn, I'm having a nostalgia attack.

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  13. Awesome!! Glad that you're keeping track of your goals. I finished one of my mine. I'll be posting all about it tomorrroowww :) hahaha

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  14. You are already doing better than me since I forgot to even make any resolutions.

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  15. the guy on picture need an x-ray can't determine the original fracture line lol

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  16. Good luck with Goal 1, I have pretty good upper body and abs but no cardio whatsoever

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  17. I wish I could keep to resolutions like that. Way to go!

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  18. Hooray for your goals! I love making hollowed books!

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  19. I try to set myself short-term goals, like not spending 75% of my allowance within the first five days. Unless you didn't guess, I already bombed that one.

    Keep at it with them pushups! Twenty sounds astronomical to me, so I am impressed.

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  20. I've never made New Year resolutions - and I'm sure I wouldn't keep them if I did. Nice work so far :) good for you!

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  21. I'm kind of fucking up on my pushups schedule. Haven't done shit in two weeks now. Mainly because of busy school stuff, but also because I can't be fucking bothered right now.

    Maybe I'll start over, but use the 200-situps program instead.

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  22. Realistic goals are always the best kind, I guess.

    In the case of push ups, it's incredible what are bodies are able to do with some practice.

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  23. 100 nonconsecutive push-ups? What we need is a BEFORE and an AFTER picture! As an ex-Rambo, allow me to give you a word of advice. 30 slow ones add more muscle than 100 quick ones. Also don't forget to drink a couple of protein shakes a day. :)

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  24. I was starting to workout more consecutively until I sprained my wrist two weeks ago =/ it's a lot better now but I fell off the wagon a bit.

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  25. Nice post bro, Its good to hear you are striving for you goals, The candy car stood out a lot :L

    following!

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  26. Keep up with those goals, just make sure they are actually attainable though.

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  27. I, on the other hand, am half way to becoming the next Ghandi. I've taken to wearing nappies, spectacles and no hair.

    Glad to see you're making progress.

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  28. looks like things are going pretty well, at least so far! Well, except for maybe the money, but who doesn't have problems with that?

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  29. I admire you make resolutions, ha, to this year I dont make any!!(LOL)

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  30. I never make resolutions. Ever. Alternatively I think about things I shouldn't do instead of things I should (like gorge myself with chocolate cake, the way that fat kid in matilda did).

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  31. why would you pay back the money to your parents? It's their role and duty as parents to send their kids through school and college, not their gift or good will. You will need the money for grown up life.

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    1. I think you should pay your parents back when you've finished studying and have a full time job.

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  32. Creepy van! Well, congrats on your progress, that's great. I plan to make the brownies you posted on your blog last week. That book looks cool.

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  33. my room smells like the stinky cheese man this morning... true story

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  34. Great progress! Hope you hear back about the internship soon!

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  36. Progress is progress, even if it's not at the rate you would prefer. Every day you're better than the day before, that's victorly right there!

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  37. this push up guide seem "folowable" :D

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  38. Good for you for sticking with your goals. I think you are doing great progress. heck not having given up yet is amazing progress! 100 pushups is awesome.

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  39. oh wow
    i havent kept any of my resolutions
    :( feels bad

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  40. 100 pushups is really good

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  41. We HAD a Stinky Cheese man in our neighborhood! Well, it was either his delicatessen. Or his feet.
    In either event, we never went into his store. Stinky Cheese played hell with the penny candy.

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  42. You are right on track...fingers crossed for the internship!!!

    PS...I'm still impressed about your cooking/baking :)

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  43. that van and book are too funny:) to me, that's major progress what you have described. i fail at resolutions pretty much categorically.

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  44. Sounds like you are doing really well with your goals. I love that candy van hahaha.
    Oh, and push ups just scare me ;)

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  45. 100 push ups consecutive or not is quite an accomplishment kiddo. Don't sell yourself short.

    I could do that many too if you'd just remove those pesky 00s'.:)

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  46. Hooray for being on track with your goals!

    I read that story about the stinky cheese man at some point. I've forgotten most of it now . . . though I did read a book by the author's daughter.

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  47. keep up the good work....my press-up routine fell by the wayside after the first week lol

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  48. Keeping up with New Year's resolution should be on the list of New Year's resolutions. I haven't kept up with any of my resolutions.

    At least you kept up with most of your and seem to be doing a pretty good job.

    The book you read in January, how was it? I have seen this book numerous times at the bookstore and stuff but I never had a chance to pick it up to read what it is about.
    Do you recommend the book?

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  49. I think it is great that you are tracking the progress of your goals! You'll make it my friend :)

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  50. Ten bucks if you actually throw Bryan down a flight of stairs and take a picture of it...

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  51. I've read "The Stinky Cheese Man" book! It's a fun little book! :)

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  52. I freaking love the stinky cheese man

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  53. Not gonna lie, I'd love to read that stinky cheese man book! Good for you for still keeping such good track of your resolutions :D

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  54. Keep going ! juts keep going ! :D

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  55. I read somewhere that resolutions are pretty much useless as you should only set a goal that you actually will work towards rather than setting it just as a one time thing for a special occasion.

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  56. I didn't even make a resolution. Hah!

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  57. that's really good, most people i know have given up by Feb

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  58. Nice, I am glad to see that you have worked your way up to 100 pushups per day. I need to get past my 60 mark, I have been working at it, and you give me hope that I can make it!

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  59. stinky cheese man book is so fun.

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  60. I kept breaking mine so haven't set one for this year yet. Just "no regrets"...which I may already regret? =P

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  61. I kinda don't remember if I even had any goals... lol... I do like the name of that book though. Also I like that van.

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  62. I didn't have any resolutions for this year but I made a goal to try harder in everything I do. So far, everything's the same. If only I have a more specific goal as yours then I might have done better.

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  63. Atleast you're trying man. I'm just too lazy to do my resolutions.

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  64. Great job on push ups. Also look up for Italian wedding soup recipes. They are good for winter. My husband and my kids love it.

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  65. You know, I stopped setting resolutions because I thought I'd just forget about them, but not setting is like not trying. Which... means you don't even get a little bit done.

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  66. Congrats on sticking to your goals! My New Years Resolution was to get a new job. I am happy to say I have been putting out my application everywhere and I even sent one to a law firm I feel will be really promising.

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  67. Funny Bryan picture, Nice goals and 100 pushups! Thats aloT!!

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