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KAVDEO
Posts: 89
8/29/12 4:27 A

- Go to Gym 6 days a week
- Run at a stretch for 10 mins on treadmill
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AIDANELENA
SparkPoints: (9,517)
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Posts: 32
8/28/12 11:27 P

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



BABYCAKES1984
Posts: 910
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.



NOMOREGODDESS
Posts: 677
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: (5,821)
Fitness Minutes: (9,479)
Posts: 47
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



URGETTINTHIN
Posts: 2,290
8/28/12 3:24 P

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



FIRESTARINFINI
SparkPoints: (27,521)
Fitness Minutes: (44,550)
Posts: 997
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.



FUCHSIARASCAL
Posts: 265
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].



CATMAGNET
SparkPoints: (38,918)
Fitness Minutes: (51,134)
Posts: 1,183
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!



APPLEPIEDREAMS
SparkPoints: (148,439)
Fitness Minutes: (71,870)
Posts: 8,804
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 home....got to get over this hurdle. Bought the swimsuit and now need to swim.



FITTEREVERYDAY
SparkPoints: (10,380)
Fitness Minutes: (6,185)
Posts: 608
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.




RURBANIU
SparkPoints: (17,205)
Fitness Minutes: (6,552)
Posts: 284
8/28/12 1:45 P

Lose 30 pounds by Thanksgiving.



1LADYMYSTIC
SparkPoints: (22,332)
Fitness Minutes: (37,914)
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!



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!



TAIJIMAN
SparkPoints: (17,600)
Fitness Minutes: (12,460)
Posts: 611
8/28/12 12:59 P

improve consistancy



DAVINAJM
SparkPoints: (4,166)
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Posts: 52
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: (23,665)
Fitness Minutes: (17,458)
Posts: 524
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!



SOON2BSMALL1313
Posts: 808
8/28/12 10:57 A

get a mile in under 15 minutes



KAPELAKIN
Posts: 1,971
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.



ZCHASTAIN
SparkPoints: (12,263)
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)
Fitness Minutes: (10,228)
Posts: 352
8/28/12 8:14 A

to walk 5 miles as a decent without stopping



TANETA
SparkPoints: (11,564)
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Posts: 198
8/28/12 7:48 A

To run a sub 30 minute 5km



FAITHP44
SparkPoints: (46,722)
Fitness Minutes: (28,887)
Posts: 3,282
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!)



ALLYTHEATHLETE
Posts: 858
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)

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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: (1,122)
Fitness Minutes: (1,065)
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: (48,479)
Fitness Minutes: (67,136)
Posts: 646
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: (6,116)
Fitness Minutes: (3,581)
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.

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BEACHSANDPIPER
Posts: 55
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.



STDWYNWEN
SparkPoints: (10,946)
Fitness Minutes: (4,491)
Posts: 545
8/27/12 7:19 P

Master the elusive Push-Up

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JESSICACTORRES
SparkPoints: (5,489)
Fitness Minutes: (5,872)
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: (28,618)
Fitness Minutes: (38,179)
Posts: 212
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)
Fitness Minutes: (18,235)
Posts: 41
8/27/12 2:50 P

To walk the dog at least 40 minutes each morning.



LORILEEPAGE
SparkPoints: (56,673)
Fitness Minutes: (39,520)
Posts: 1,891
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.



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





MICHELLE8Q
SparkPoints: (29,817)
Fitness Minutes: (28,851)
Posts: 284
8/27/12 12:58 P

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



THELOVELYBIRD
SparkPoints: (3,422)
Fitness Minutes: (1,045)
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: (93,696)
Fitness Minutes: (60,922)
Posts: 4,225
8/27/12 9:37 A

Run/Walk my first Breast Cancer Awareness marathon!



ERICADAWN1986
SparkPoints: (34,609)
Fitness Minutes: (20,328)
Posts: 1,964
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: (38,918)
Fitness Minutes: (51,134)
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.



RENEESAKI
Posts: 21
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: (30,404)
Fitness Minutes: (43,134)
Posts: 555
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.



SILVASHAN
Posts: 167
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)
Fitness Minutes: (3,951)
Posts: 278
8/27/12 8:08 A

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



CHEETARA79
SparkPoints: (72,139)
Fitness Minutes: (49,842)
Posts: 3,476
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)



ZORBS13
SparkPoints: (94,603)
Fitness Minutes: (95,931)
Posts: 12,920
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)


KNELKINS
SparkPoints: (5,206)
Fitness Minutes: (8,276)
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.



BUBBLEJ1
SparkPoints: (21,988)
Fitness Minutes: (20,943)
Posts: 2,801
8/27/12 6:07 A

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



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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