29 December 2008

A New Year's Resolution

photo of Koko on my Total GymWell, a new year is fast approaching and with it comes the dreaded New Year's Resolutions. I for one, have never really opted-in for this tradition, but I think that this year I may make an exception. Why? The simple fact is I need something to motivate me to climb on that dastardly NordicTrack and actually use the thing for something besides a storage rack.

As you may know, I have discussed this particular aversion before, but I feel that I need to re-address this issue once again. I am the sort of person who does not like doing the same thing over and over again. I like diversity in my workout routine, which sort of flies in the face of using treadmills or ski machines, but I know that cardio is an integral part of any exercise program. When I visited the doctor last month, he mentioned the same thing: don't neglect the cardio portion of your workouts.

So, why not just get off my rear and go for a walk? Walking is an excellent way to keep in shape and lose weight, but I am just not interested in doing it. I used to love jogging, but I get shin splints so I can't do that, either. This kind of puts me in a quandary, what should I do? I really enjoy my Total Gym, but I can no longer neglect that other thing. So, I feel that the best way to ensure I actually use it, will be to make a New Year's Resolution.

So, my New Year's Resolution is to use that thing at least twice a week (unless I have to shovel snow, that can count as my cardio workout). There, I've done it. Now, millions of people, well maybe four or five, will read this and hold me accountable. I do have one question, though: how long are these resolution things supposed to last?


  1. Read my blog entry for Monday.


    Choose 3 days during the week that you will do cardio and then STICK TO THOSE DAYS. Treat your cardio like a JOB. If you work out on your NordicTrack while watching an interesting show on TV or listening to your iTunes it won't be so boring.

  2. Hmm. won't hold you accountable but will sure hold Mr or Mrs Kitty accountable. LOL i wrote a post about the same thing little different thought.

    Chronic Chick Talk

  3. Gandalf and Grayson: Lol, I like that!

    Unbalanced Libra: Uh oh, I guess that means I actually have to follow through. I still need to unbury the NordicTrack, though; I have to find a new place to hang the clothes:-)

    Jolie: Thanks, I went over and took a look. Great advice! As for the TV and iTunes, I do those, but it doesn't seem to help that much. I guess I'm easily bored:)

    Chronic Chick Talk: I know, he has to sit on everything:) I went over and read your post...please try on writing those chapters!

  4. Liza: I know what you mean. They make great clothes racks, though:-)

  5. I feel for ya! I'm the idiot who quit smoking before the new year. So now I have to come up with a whole new resolution. Who does that?!!?

  6. Stiletto Sports Jen: Congratulations on quitting smoking. That is a demon I have yet to defeat. How about resolving to give up resolutions??:)

  7. You can resolve to give up resolutions but it's not retroactive so now you're stuck with it! Boredom is a problem with me too, especially when it comes to cardio machines. I hate them! We'll help you stick to it though!

  8. BeadedTail: You mean there are no do-overs?? Thank you for help. I'll have to wait a while, since stupid here, injured his ankle and is currently using crutches to get around the house. But, I will not use that as an excuse:)

  9. Unbalanced Libra said...

    I heard ya and I'll hold ya accountable! Then you can in turn, hold me accountable because I too need to get back to cardio! I have a treadmill and a stationary bike sitting in my room. UGH

    Edited to remove dead link. Original comment posted on...December 30, 2008 5:30 AM

  10. we also have a stationary bike and a rowing machine in our room but they're rarely used.

    Have a blessed new year!

    Moms... Check Nyo
    A Simple Life
    Mommy's Little Corner

    Edited to remove dead link. Comment originally published on...
    30 December, 2008 13:42

  11. Gandalf and Grayson25 December, 2010 15:26

    We resolve to support your decision to make a resolution!

    Edited to remove dead link. Comment originally published on...30 December, 2008 02:31


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