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New Year Resolutions and Video of an Awesome Dog

Well tomorrow is New Years Eve.  Next year the world is coming to an end (LOL) so this year your resolutions have to be amazing.  So the normal resolution is to get in shape and most people work really hard at this for about a week and the dedicated people last 2 weeks.

This guy exercises and meditates at the same time

So how is this year going to be different.  I used to be a Personal Trainer and I am still very much into fitness.  The key is to have fun.  Going to the gym will not alone get you fit.  You have to know what you are doing and you have to enjoy it.  This may take time because in the beginning it will hurt and you will suffer a bit.  If you do not like the gym then don’t go!  There are plenty other things you can do: biking, running, swimming, soccer, tennis, cross-country skiing, etc.  The best thing you can do is sign up for a race or tournament that way you will hold yourself accountable.  Also if possible get a coach or personal trainer.  Also there are great apps that can help you such as all sport GPSFitDeck, and Livestrong MyPlate.

So what else are you going to do.  I mean now you are going to look good and feel good so what are you going to do!  For some of you, you need to stop being scared of life and get out the and enjoy it.  “If you risk nothing, you risk everything.” (Geena Davis)  Some people won’t go biking because they might get hurt, some will not go sky diving or scuba diving for the same reason.  Yea I know you have a family that depends on you but that’s what insurance is for, use it.  Watching your life pass you by will kill you faster than any activity, well base jumping might kill you faster so if you have a family you probably shouldn’t do it but you get my point have fun and take risks.

Next year is new opportunity.  Have fun!

Great Video of a guy downhilling with his dog

Lastly, I will leave you with a quote.  

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”
― Albert Einstein

We all forget this sometimes but one day that garbage man might be your boss.  We all have to start somewhere and we all have set backs and that garbage man has great potential.  We are all equal and sometimes it is a very small gesture that makes your life turn from ordinary to extraordinary.  


2 Responses

  1. Really good post Chad, in which you make some excellent points about how to start and stay with a workout program, and getting out there to get the most out of life, instead of letting it pass you by. Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm

  2. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the video of the guy downhilling with his dog is great! Really enjoyed it!

    December 30, 2011 at 8:26 pm

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