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Phrost
1/02/2011 10:17am,
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To all those people who had, cocked and loaded, a New Year's resolution to go to the gym on January first: the fact that you're unwilling to pull the trigger until an arbitrary date makes a much more poignant statement than any resolution.

Here's a crazy idea: how about doing it right fucking now? I mean now, not when you finish reading this, enn oh double-you now. What? You're still reading this? Ok, then I'll just assume you're telling me you're in ridiculous shape; you've got cardio like Arm Lancestrong and can deadlift a water buffalo. Good for you, then.

If that didn't describe you, you must have just gotten back from a crazy, balls-to-the wall workout where you came close to or actually puked once or twice all over your stupid-looking shoes. Great. Now wait a few hours (24 or so) and then do it again, rinse, repeat.

See how that **** works? It's almost like magic; getting off your ass grants you the magical powers of accomplishing things. And making it a habit means you don't need any stupid fucking resolution.

Happy New Year; who gives a ****? The only date that matters is now.

Tranquil Suit
1/02/2011 10:41am,
Dude, I just NOW came back from training. What do you want from me?

Rzero
1/02/2011 11:55am,
I feel ashamed and depressed :(

thorthe power
1/02/2011 2:42pm,
I just got done training too...**** new years resolutions!

And this:


Happy New Year; who gives a ****? The only date that matters is now

*does more push-ups*

Smoke
1/02/2011 3:19pm,
New Year's Resolutions are BS anyways. Just another excuse for me to get drunk, like St. Patty's. I'm not even Irish (I'm Asian).

Oh well, didn't get up early to start jogging like I planned. I guess I'll wait until next year to change!

Rexley
1/02/2011 3:53pm,
To all those people who had, cocked and loaded, a New Year's resolution to go to the gym on January first: the fact that you're unwilling to pull the trigger until an arbitrary date makes a much more poignant statement than any resolution.


Amen.

DAYoung
1/02/2011 4:33pm,
Yes, well put. My take on this, from the Herald:


We know the year's ending, but what does this mean? It's not like the next year will be magically different, some new world of achievement and glee. And if it is, it won't be because the calendar has clicked over - it'll be because we've changed, or our circumstances have done so.

In short, the end of the year is a handy time to take stock, but it's meaningless as far as actual change goes. If this year was horrible, next year is unlikely to be different unless we make it so.

This is partly why New Year's events are often not really celebrations - they're obliterations. We get blind to annihilate the shame, disappointment or frustration of the last 52 weeks, not to welcome the next ones.

This is a perfect way to start the next year badly: on a note of amnesia or nausea, and the flight from fact.

-http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/should-auld-acquaintance-and-bad-times-be-forgot-20091227-lg5z.html

ironcastknight
1/02/2011 7:47pm,
I started my new year's resolution in early November.

Phrost
1/02/2011 9:55pm,
Yes, well put. My take on this, from the Herald:

Well said... err... written.

ChenPengFi
1/02/2011 11:11pm,
Well said... err... written.

No ****...
That was almost... disturbing.

JohnnyCache
1/03/2011 1:24am,
I think if 100 people start a new year's resolution and 2 of them stick, that's better than none.

DAYoung
1/03/2011 3:03am,
Well said... err... written.

If it helps to fantasise about my butter-smooth voice saying it, you go ahead.

cufaol
1/03/2011 6:29am,
Great article. *puts on ugly shoes* Its pucking time.

PS: 2010 sucked for me because of some inescapable circumstances. 2011 will suck less because I'll finally be able to get as far away from these circumstances as I possibly can.
Hurray for 2011.

ignatzami
1/03/2011 2:30pm,
My resolution for 2011 was to continue the weight loss started in 2010, so I'm not sure where I fit. At the end of the day I'm 8.5/10ths the man I used to be.