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iGents! What are your 2012 New Years Resolutions?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by in stitches, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    pardon me if this thread already exists, i only checked briefly.

    mine is to find a new job.

    what do you gents think you can do to improve yourselves/your lives in the upcoming year?
     
  2. dune

    dune Senior member

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    - focus on working out more
    - find a good job, somewhere abroad hopefully
    - make time for my friends
     
  3. HgaleK

    HgaleK Senior member

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    I'm getting back in to boxing at the start of this next semester.
     
  4. HelloIDistance

    HelloIDistance Senior member

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    Don't have official New Years resolutions per se, however I do have a few goals. Starting my first real job in my career in a week, so I want to save some cash. Also want to finish an album with a musical project I've been working on the past few months.
     
  5. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    Make my uni offer
    Deadlift 500lb
    Get lean as fuack. Doesn't go well with the deadlifting.
     
  6. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Network and forge some relationships.
    Build my wardrobe.
    Gain 10 lbs in muscle.
    Study for the GMAT and DESTROY IT before they implement the changes in June.
    Enjoy my relocation to Dallas.
    Cut back on swearing in everyday conversations.
     
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  7. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    I'm gonna make a post in the streetwear forum. I'm also hoping to post at least one fit pic in the WAYWT thread.
     
  8. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I'm gonna get back on the bike...this cyclocross season was awful since I completely lacked motivation after I broke my hand and without any base mileage, I was slow as fuck.

    Also contemplating taking judo (or some other martial art with lots of tumbling)--I've always kind of wanted to try a martial art and it is supposed to be really good for teaching you how to crash your bike and come out with nothing more than a scratch.
     
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  9. Mandrake9072

    Mandrake9072 Senior member

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    Set a couple goals for this year:

    * Train and complete half marathon. Training starts in Feb and event in May.
    * Pay down student loans at a rate of $1000 / month
    * Continue to diversify my asset allocation within retirement portfolio by adding one new mix within Roth IRA for the year.
     
  10. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Any particular reason for overpaying on these?

    Are they particularly high interest? Most student loans are cheap money and you'd be better off in the long run just paying the minimum and investing the difference.
     
  11. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    All you people saying you want to work out more won't. Just sayin'!
     
  12. Mandrake9072

    Mandrake9072 Senior member

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    I'm living at home with parents until I pay off the loans.

    I'm almost done with my emergency fund. I maxed out Roth IRA in 2011 and put 25% of pretax money into 401k. The only thing that's holding me back from moving out are the loans. I figured I can afford to pay down loans aggressively for this upcoming year and still max out retirement accounts. Sure I could cut down on student loans and invest more but I'd end up having to invest in a taxable account...

    Thoughts?
     
  13. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    be a bigger asshole irl.
     
  14. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Move out.
     
  15. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    +1. srs.
     
  16. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    At least 2 cyclocross races.
    Try out XC skiing and/or snowshoeing (wife prefers snowshoeing I think; I prefer XC).
    Either a new job in the pacific NW or a new house here.

    I could stand to lose a few pounds too. Maybe 10.
     
  17. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Try to get up to this race:
    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    Looks ridiculous...a teammate who recently moved to the east coast said it was a blast.
     
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  18. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Same as you, stitch. This year: something new. If nothing else gets fulfilled, THIS ONEl

    Also, divest a few useless possessions, network better with the alumni organization, earn my CPA license, and run another marathon or two. Well, one's already scheduled, so that one's pretty well down, maybe White Rock, or Boston (if I qualify...), or maybe NYC (a long shot, but still). I mean, hell...I'm already in shape.
     
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  19. otc

    otc Senior member

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    but....I even subscribed to Men's Health
     
  20. URALLMORONS

    URALLMORONS Senior member

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    No buy 2012(Be as conscious as I can be on my spending on clothes and shoes), save 30K in 2012 for a downpayment on a condo and to get back down to 175.
     

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