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12/27/10

Warm up with:

Run/Row

Strength:

5x5 Overhead Squats

WOD: 20 Min AMRAP

5 Handstand Push Ups

7 Cleans (135/95)

9 Ring Dips

MWOD

Now that Christmas has come and gone, it's onto the new year and new years resolutions! Here's what proactivechange.com has to say about new years resoltions:

Research: Statistics on new year's resolutions

40 to 45% of American adult make one or more resolutions each year.

Among the top new years resolutions are resolutions about weight loss, exercise, and stopping to smoke. Also popular are resolutions dealing with better money management / debt reduction.

The following shows how many of these resolutions are maintained as time goes on:
- past the first week: 75%
- past 2 weeks: 71%
- after one month: 64%
- after 6 months: 46%

While a lot of people who make new years resolutions do break them, research shows that making resolutions is useful. People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don't explicitly make resolutions:

New Year's resolvers (sample = 159) and comparable nonresolvers interested in changing a problem later (sample = 123) were followed for six months via telephone interviews. Resolvers reported higher rates of success than nonresolvers; at six months, 46% of the resolvers were continuously successful compared to 4% of the nonresolvers.