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Be It Resolved

Community members tell us their resolutions for a healthier year

Corey Plunkett, Bloomington

“I want to be more active with cardio, core work and strength building at the Y. I used to play a lot of basketball in my younger years, but now that I’m older there’s a lot of creaking and cracking going on with my body.”

Allen Burris, Mitchell

“My top resolution, which is more of a goal, is to complete a Half Ironman event, which is a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride, and a 13.1 mile run. The resolve to do so involves lots of discipline in eating and training, looking toward the reward and accomplishment of completing the event.”

Dick Hardy, Bloomington

“My wife cooks very nutritious food with things like flax seed in it, and I also play tennis three times a week and do a 90-minute workout at the Y three times a week. But what I need to cut down on in 2013 is eating in the car and late-night snacking while I’m watching Dave Letterman or Jay Leno.”

Vickie Edmiston, Bloomington

“I want to get back to swimming indoors at the Y. I swim at the IU outdoor pool during the summer, but if I can swim during the winter then the transition to the outdoor pool in the summer won’t be so difficult.”

Glenn Nesta, Martinsville

“I hadn’t thought about it, but it would probably be to stop smoking.”

JoAnna Kai Cobb, Bedford

“My main resolution is to successfully and safely train to complete the Monumental Marathon (in Indy in November). I’ve been working for years to break two hours in the half; now that I’ve done it, it’s time to conquer the full. (I did a full marathon in 2009, but I was not properly trained for it and walked quite a bit.) I hope to achieve my goal by training carefully and smartly. Because I have Crohn’s disease, I’m plagued by bone injuries, so I have to monitor my mileage, speed, and nutrition very carefully. My friend Wendy Miller is going to help me prepare, and she will also be my pacer for the race. I’m going to race a half marathon in May with the goal of going under 1:54. After I see how my body handles that training cycle, I’ll make a time goal for the marathon. I’d love to go under 4:00, but that may be too much for my bones. I think 4:30 is absolutely attainable, though.”

Suzanne Lawler, Martinsville

“I guess it would be to exercise more to feel better.”

Jared Bond, Bedford

“My top health and fitness goal for 2013 is very simple: eat healthy and get in shape. In college, I gained a lot of weight from eating junk food and never hitting the gym. Now at 27, I hope to make a lifestyle change and get fit. I have joined with a personal trainer in Lafayette to help make this goal a reality. Losing weight and getting fit is more than just hitting the gym, it’s an entire lifestyle change. I have started eating organic and fresh foods and simply just watching what I eat. And yes, exercising is important.

“I would say to anyone who is looking to lose weight: start small. Cut out fast food and soda, drink more water, take the stairs instead of the elevator. No one gained 50lbs over night and you can’t expect the same when it comes to losing the weight. It is an entire lifestyle change but no one is too out of shape to change.”

Judge Thomas Gray, Martinsville

“I don’t do resolutions, but if I did, I'd like to lose weight and spend money better.”

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