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KAVDEO Posts: 113
8/29/12 4:27 A

- Go to Gym 6 days a week
- Run at a stretch for 10 mins on treadmill

8/28/12 11:27 P

I'm running my first 10K in a week and a half!

BABYCAKES1984 Posts: 911
8/28/12 9:16 P

I want to keep walking and doing the kettlebell work outs...My goal is to walk at least 4, but hopefully 6 times a week and do the kettlebell at least 3 times...I have about 25-30 lbs to go and I would love to make that goal this year.

8/28/12 6:22 P

Be consistent & don't hurt myself. Just because I can do a thing does not mean that I should. In the past I have tried to do too much too fast & ended up injuring (or re-injuring) myself then used my injury as an excuse to quit all of the good things that I was doing... Balance in everything... emoticon

Edited by: NOMOREGODDESS at: 8/28/2012 (18:23)
BRENL2009 SparkPoints: (5,960)
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8/28/12 3:30 P

Be ready to rock & roll in my 5k in November. I'm up to running 6 miles without stopping! emoticon

8/28/12 3:24 P

Don't stop--stay consistent (AGAIN)!

Exercising is non-negotiable & consistency is the key to our success!
FIRESTARINFINI SparkPoints: (27,522)
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8/28/12 3:06 P

To hit every part of my body when I exercise (lower, upper, core, ankles, flexibility).

To get rid of these shin splints!!!!

Burn 4,000 calories a week.

Also, get finally below 200 pounds.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Leader of the 'Fans of Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert!' Team

8/28/12 2:27 P

Right now, I'm working towards running a 5K. I'm actually running in one on Saturday but will most likely run/walk it. I have another one at the beginning of October that I'm hoping to run entirely. My goal for that one is also to beat my PR of 30:30 [from 5 years ago].

Challenge yourself every day to do better and be better.
CATMAGNET SparkPoints: (38,973)
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8/28/12 2:04 P

That's why I'm very lucky that there's a pool at my gym that I have access to whenever the gym is open (which is almost ALL the time!). With swimming being such fantastic exercise, I hope that you like it as much as I do, Applepiedreams!


Camp Good Grief 5k 2012 - 31:50
Gobble Wobble 5k 2012 - 30:00
Turkey Trot 4 Mile Race 2012 - 38:38
Ugly Sweater 5k Fun Run 2012 - 27:19
Move-It Memphis 10K 2013 - 55:36
Germantown Half Marathon - 2:08:53
FedEx St. Jude Classic Fairway 5k - 4/13/2013
Pittsburgh Half-Marathon - 5/5/2013
APPLEPIEDREAMS SparkPoints: (164,761)
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Posts: 8,866
8/28/12 1:56 P

See if I like swimming. It just seems so overwhelming to go to the pool, change, jump in, try and remember how to swim (I can do it without drowning, just not with great form), get out of the pool, shower, change, go to get over this hurdle. Bought the swimsuit and now need to swim.

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" - Alice from Alice in Wonderland
FITTEREVERYDAY SparkPoints: (20,975)
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Posts: 1,455
8/28/12 1:47 P

I'd like to actually hit my goal minutes at some point! Right now it's more a matter of actually doing something, anything, five days a week unless I'm deathly ill or injured.


Time is EST - US/Michigan

"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."

Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.

Winter 2016 5% Challenge Goal:122
RURBANIU SparkPoints: (21,750)
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Posts: 333
8/28/12 1:45 P

Lose 30 pounds by Thanksgiving.

1LADYMYSTIC Posts: 131
8/28/12 1:39 P

1. Complete a month of Peak10
2. Include yoga in my workout schedule at least 2x a week (I'm a stressed out cardio junkie, so I definitely need it!)

I want to start training for a race, starting with a 5k and gradually working my way up. I used to run all of the time, and it is something that I really miss. I really have to work out my schedule for that to become possible!

There is only one of you in the world, so take care of yourself in all matters.
LEB0401 Posts: 301
8/28/12 1:15 P

To beat my fastest 5k time of 37:54 (March 2011) by 9/24. I was 20lbs heavier back then, so if I could do it then, I can do it now!

Fredericksburg, VA
TAIJIMAN SparkPoints: (25,042)
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Posts: 811
8/28/12 12:59 P

improve consistancy

DAVINAJM SparkPoints: (6,405)
Fitness Minutes: (16,316)
Posts: 56
8/28/12 12:15 P

Short-term fitness goals:
- complete a full round of "Insanity" by BeachBody. (completed last month)
- lose 30 lbs (done)

New short-term goals:
- lose 13 lbs more
- complete another round of "Insanity" or "Tapout xt"

ANDREAG89 SparkPoints: (27,515)
Fitness Minutes: (21,299)
Posts: 552
8/28/12 11:59 A

My short term goals are for my uphill walks to be as fast as my downhill walks. I'm getting closer to making it happen!

"There are only two options: Make progress or make excuses."

SOON2BSMALL1313 Posts: 824
8/28/12 10:57 A

get a mile in under 15 minutes

~Everyone that succeeds has failed at least once
KAPELAKIN Posts: 1,984
8/28/12 10:05 A

Run my half marathon at the end of September under 2:10 if not under 2:00.

Get through a full workout with my 30# kettlebell, and start swinging a 35# bell.

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
5K PR: 23:40
10K PR: 48:57
HM PR: 1:59:37
30K: 2:57:44
ZCHASTAIN SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (11,644)
Posts: 51
8/28/12 8:43 A

1 - Get my running base back to 20 mi/wk (currently 15)
2 - Strength train 2x/wk (haven't done this in months)
3 - Get my weight/BMI to a "normal" range to earn my company's health incentive bonus!!! (Just 2 lbs away)

LORELLELAURA SparkPoints: (10,818)
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Posts: 352
8/28/12 8:14 A

to walk 5 miles as a decent without stopping

Lorelle xx

A woman without curves is like jeans without pockets, there's nowhere to put your hands...
TANETA SparkPoints: (11,564)
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Posts: 198
8/28/12 7:48 A

To run a sub 30 minute 5km

FAITHP44 Posts: 5,446
8/28/12 4:10 A

I had a hysterectomy 4 weeks ago so my goal is to be able to walk to Church (1.5 miles) on 9th September (even if I need to ask for a lift home!)

I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Philippians 1:6
8/27/12 8:32 P

1. To not let me talk myself out of my daily workout
2. To participate in team triathlon on 9/16 (I'm doing the cycling leg)


What is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. --Anna Quindlen
ANNE007 Posts: 153
8/27/12 8:15 P

Yay! A new hot topic! I like this one. Mostly because I didn't have any short term fitness goals and this forces me to think about it :-)

I've done well increasing my fitness this year and my newest love is bike riding. I like an earlier poster's goal of 6 miles /6 minutes per mile but I think I will start with 5 miles/ 6 min per mile.
(minimum of 3x per week).

MERIDITH6 SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 12
8/27/12 7:56 P

To gain endurance and muscle mass. Recovering from hip replacement so have to take things very slow which is frustrating. SO my fitness goal is to have patience with the limitation of my body and this disease.

METSFAN81 SparkPoints: (56,685)
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Posts: 647
8/27/12 7:52 P

To do an unassisted dip :)

PINK_GRAY Posts: 349
8/27/12 7:45 P

To tone up my inner thighs & the back of my arms. emoticon emoticon

MIZINA730 SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 182
8/27/12 7:39 P

I just started 3 weeks ago. Since then, I started riding my bike and swimming in our pool. Before, I would sit on the lounge floaties in the pool. Now I know that swimming is more fun than sitting! I have been a walker for many years but am walking more than I would be if I hadn't started SparkPeople.

Right now, I'm recovering from a back injury that I sustained last Friday. So, my next short-term goal is to get back to what I was doing before.

emoticon emoticon

8/27/12 7:29 P

Start 20-minute band strength workouts with online SparkPeople video ihelp to get my BMI into healthy range, I am sooooo close but not quite there. I think that will also help me to kick-start my weight loss to reach my intermediate goal, then gradually lose another 10-15 pounds to go into maintenance. Thanks to all the SparkPeople participants who encourage both directly and indirectly whenever I'm on the site.

I love to watch the sandpipers run to and fro on the beach locating the right food and exercising with the fastest legs you can imagine, thus getting both food and exercise, inspiring me on my beach run to good health journey.
STDWYNWEN SparkPoints: (11,507)
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Posts: 577
8/27/12 7:19 P

Master the elusive Push-Up


(Round Three) ChaLEAN Extreme 90 day challenge met on 5/03/13.

(Round Two) ChaLEAN Extreme 90 day challenge met on 10/19/2012

(Round One) ChaLEAN Extreme 90 day challenge met on 5/21/2012.

Virtual 5K Walk/Run 10/28/12 - 41:10
Virtual 5K Walk/Run 7/29/12 - 44:03

A healthy mind makes a healthy body possible.
JESSICACTORRES SparkPoints: (5,489)
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Posts: 37
8/27/12 6:24 P

Continue my 20 mile per week walk/run goal
Be able to run a mile continuously without having to walk
Complete my first 5k at the end of October (preferably by running it - even if it's really slow, I want to say I ran 3.1 miles!)

WALKINGCHICK SparkPoints: (35,676)
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Posts: 232
8/27/12 3:23 P

To a. feel like running whenever I want, b. to feel like my tummy is not hanging out of my jeans and c. to take exercise EVERY SINGLE DAY!

JCD1127 SparkPoints: (12,518)
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Posts: 41
8/27/12 2:50 P

To walk the dog at least 40 minutes each morning.

LORILEEPAGE SparkPoints: (73,580)
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Posts: 1,941
8/27/12 1:45 P

I started hooping recently. My short-term goals are to achieve keeping the hoop up for a continuous 10 minutes. Then I will aim for 15. I am at 8 min and 45 seconds. I plan to work up to two 15 minute sessions a day 3 times a week. On top of my other 300 minutes of exercise a week.


*Any exercise is better than no exercise!*

"...there is something you must always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think..."
-Quote from Pooh to Christopher Robin
TRIKERBON Posts: 178
8/27/12 1:04 P

Short Term Fitness Goals:
Walk around the block without pain - achieved
Walk to the lake ( 3 blocks) - achieved
Walk to the lake & back home without having to sit down - achieved
Walk 2.22 miles without stopping or having to sit down because of pain - achieved

These were my fitness goals when I came back to SP on July 21, 2012. On that day I could not even walk around the block without severe pain in my back and knees. In 1 months time I am now walking 2.22 miles 3 times a week pain free!

New short-term fitness goal:
Walk/run 10 miles a week

Believe it to Achieve it!
Winners never quit and quitters never win!
MICHELLE8Q SparkPoints: (41,426)
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Posts: 285
8/27/12 12:58 P

Work towards running outside to train for my 5k in October

THELOVELYBIRD SparkPoints: (3,422)
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Posts: 106
8/27/12 12:57 P

I want to decrease my mile time from jogging a 15 minute mile to jogging a 12 minute mile!

PROUD-GRANDMA SparkPoints: (107,768)
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Posts: 4,231
8/27/12 9:37 A

Run/Walk my first Breast Cancer Awareness marathon!

Live each moment to its fullest!
ERICADAWN1986 SparkPoints: (34,732)
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8/27/12 9:31 A

Run a half marathon in October, buy and learn to use a road bicycle properly this fall.

CATMAGNET SparkPoints: (38,973)
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Posts: 1,183
8/27/12 9:27 A

Run the entire way on the 5k route I have near my apartment. I'm almost there, but still have a little ways left to go.


Camp Good Grief 5k 2012 - 31:50
Gobble Wobble 5k 2012 - 30:00
Turkey Trot 4 Mile Race 2012 - 38:38
Ugly Sweater 5k Fun Run 2012 - 27:19
Move-It Memphis 10K 2013 - 55:36
Germantown Half Marathon - 2:08:53
FedEx St. Jude Classic Fairway 5k - 4/13/2013
Pittsburgh Half-Marathon - 5/5/2013
8/27/12 9:26 A

Keep with my core workout until my core is strong enough that my back doesn't hurt two days later. It's a good kind of hurt, but I'd like it if I could do this without the hurt.

YOGAANDBIKE SparkPoints: (37,485)
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Posts: 560
8/27/12 8:32 A

I need to get ready for the Big Dam Bridge 100--although I'm just riding 50. I'm close to ready.

You have exactly one life in which to do everything you'll ever do. Act Accordingly.
Colin Wright
SILVASHAN Posts: 273
8/27/12 8:14 A

I am trying to maintain riding 6 miles under 6 min/mile at least 5 nights a week.

GLH1980 SparkPoints: (6,021)
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Posts: 278
8/27/12 8:08 A

I only have one short-term goal right now. That is to finish Insanity.


My weight loss journey restarted on 1/26/13 at 175.8 lbs. My goal weight is 125lbs.
CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (84,727)
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Posts: 3,510
8/27/12 7:33 A

Go for a walk every day.
Improve my running speed.
Do 20 or more real pushups. (I can do about 10 in a row right now)

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (137,794)
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Posts: 14,161
8/27/12 6:13 A

short term goals:

- exercise 6-7 days of the week
- As I'm nearing peak training for my marathon, a bare, bare minimum of 50K/week. For the next month, it should be closer to 60-75K/week.
- at least 1 day of full body ST/week.

Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 8/27/2012 (06:14)
"Sometimes the moments that challenge us the most, define us." - Deena Kastor

Leader of Trail Runners SparkTeam
50K ultramarathon finisher, 10x marathon finisher (3:59:26 PR)/22x half marathon finisher (1:51:10 PR)
Mom (b. March 12, 2010)

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KNELKINS SparkPoints: (5,206)
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Posts: 127
8/27/12 6:09 A

Short-term fitness goals:

1) Increase my long run distance to 20 miles by the end of September.

2) Cut about 30 seconds per mile off my comfortable running pace over the next two months.

3) Run a sub-2:00 half-marathon in October.


Personal Records:
5K -- 24:41
10K -- 54:01
Half-Marathon -- 1:57:20
Marathon -- 4:10:09
BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,981
8/27/12 6:07 A

Great goals. Manageable and achievable! Best of luck to you!


There are no shortcuts. No magic bullets. No secret spells. What works is hard work, dedication, and a daily dose of chocolate.
KARENCRANER Posts: 3,421
8/27/12 1:13 A

I need to get back into a workout groove, so I've made a couple of short-term goals. 1-minimum of 10 minutes of exercise a day for the next 30 days. 2-add 5 fitness minutes daily for the next 10 days (I've already completed 4 days!). 3-improve walking speed (I'll set current pace and specific goal at track on Wednesday). What are your goals?

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