New Year's Resolution 50 Days Later

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How are you all doing with your New Year's Resolutions?  I have been so excited to attack this year more than this year.  How are you doing.  I've only set a few goals, trying to make this a realistic approach in order to assure a myriad of successes this year.  I don't need a million goals, just a few achievable ones.  Here's where I sit YTD.

1)  Spiritual - I made a committment to reading the bible daily.  I'm reading one chapter of proverbs and one chapter of the new testament each day.  I'm also trying to memorize a verse every day.  I've done great with my readings and just OK with my memorization.

2)  Physical - Working out.  I had a friend of mine, drop below 8% body fat.  He had me get on  I have folllowed the workout of the day.  I've been really great with this.  I've been focused and diligent.  I'm not perfect, but I'm so excited about the fact that I'm adhering to a workout regime that is free and that has only repeated one workout all year.  I've been runnig for years and it feels awesome having an awesome workout routine for this year.  My body has changed.  I've firmed up quite a bit.  I've staved off any possibility of growing man boobs.  Larry's future GQ Abs of Steel!!!!

3)  Diet - I could go on all day, but the bottom line is that I don't eat after dinner at all.  Well, I do...but it's only been about once every 10 days, not every day.  It feels great.  To top it off, I've given up beer for lent.  I never drank a lot, but I do like a Friday and Saturday beer.  Needless to say, just this little detox has done wonders as well.  I'm not the cover of GQ...YET!!!  But I do expect to be soon.  

4)  Approach each day with a passion and belief that something great is going to happen today.  I must say that this has been my greatest challenge.  I really work hard.  I do expect great things.  I keep my attitude positive and I feed myself great things so that my mind is continually refreshed.  However.....I do have my moments.  When a market like this market seems to blow up on you, you need to remember that we walk by faith and not by sight.  Out of this phrase eminates two things.  First, All of the BS that the media tries to put on you doesn't impact your business plan in a manner that would paralyze you.  When that happens you need to remember to be diligent and we are walking by faith.  But, to be honest, I have walked by sight sometimes this year, and bought the lie that things stink.  They don't stink....they're just harder than they've been in a while.  Secondly, we need to be persistent and never waiver from what we know is right.  Having a pity party isn't going to take you where you want to go in 2008. 


How are your New Year's Resolutions 50 days into 2008




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Ryan Martin
Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Commercial RE Broker
Larry - Right on! I can't say that I have been working a diet for 50 days, but I did get back to exercising and changing my eating habits a month ago. I have dropped 15lbs and I have to say that I feel a whole lot better too. 
Feb 20, 2008 02:55 AM #1
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

Stay with it, will do wonders for you!!!

I have GOT to get back on my bike.....


Feb 20, 2008 03:35 PM #2
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Clermont, FL


Good luck on your resolutions. I too am trying to read my Bible more this year. It is a battle, but one that I know that I have to fight. Good luck.

Feb 21, 2008 12:08 PM #3
Lu Kalaj
Vision Realty Centers - Brighton Township, MI
I'm so glad to hear your doing great so far this year.  I am keeping up with my goals so far.  I wonder how sometimes, but with God on our side, who can be against us.  Keep up the good blogging.  Lu
Feb 21, 2008 02:29 PM #4
Judy Greenberg
Coldwell Banker Long Grove - Buffalo Grove, IL
Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes

I have not done as good as you, but I'm trying!  I'm trying not to eat after dinner, and really concentrating on a strict pilates routine daily. 

Feb 23, 2008 03:11 AM #5
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Ryan....way to go bro.....go hard or go home.  Try that

Alexander....make it happen dude.

Johnny - this is tough.  I love when I'm know....but often times drift and I hate the drift.

Lu...great words....need to hear those now.

Judy...just keep getting back on that horse.

Feb 23, 2008 01:41 PM #6
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Larry.... I am semi jealous.  I only have a few work goals....  I need to get into working out and the diet think. I drink, and sometimes like to have a good night.... but only a few times a month. So that is not what is hurting me. I snack too much after dinner and I snack late at night sometimes. Lastly, I love breads....  arrrgggghhh...  Can you workout and diet for me?  I'll send you a loan a month... lol

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Feb 24, 2008 11:41 AM #7
Ginger Wilcox
Sindeo - San Francisco, CA
You are very disciplined.  Congrats.  I wish my goals were going so well.  I have a cruise to Mexico with high school friends in May.  Good incentive to work out!
Feb 25, 2008 03:37 PM #8
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Jeff....thanks for the comments....I'm back.  I'll get withya soon.

Ginger....not as much as I'd like to be....get motivated...can't wait to hear about your vacation.

Feb 27, 2008 01:50 PM #9
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