Creating fitness goals

Saturday, September 04, 2010

I have fitness goals. Goals like I want to burn 2500 calories doing cardio, or work out three times a week.

those are good goals, but I feel like I need to create some weight lifting goals. Like I want to bench press 250 by a certain time. I don't know what I think about this. I think goals are good, but I worry I might over do it. That I might set a goal that is not obtainable. however, I will learn this in time.

Ok so my first plan is to set a goal for each body part.

I'll post later.
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    I noticed that I bench pressed 200 pounds the other day. That is only 50 lbs under my body weight. I think being able to lift your own body weight is a good measurement of strength.

    But I've not been working on it much.

    so I thought: why don't I have some goals? why am I not pushing myself more.

    so I think i'll focus on the chest first then do another body part later.
    2754 days ago
    That sounds great.
    2756 days ago
    S = Specific
    M = Measurable
    A = Attainable
    R = Realistic
    T = Timely

    One thing SMART goals miss or assume is that you are committed to the goal.

    The issues I find that cause me and some others to falter is can I believe that I can achieve them, this is where the measurable can help. The other is the goal what I really want. Example no one wants an IRA what they want is a comfortable retirement that an IRA can help provide. So think what is the true goal you want and work back to the tasks that will likely help achieve it and will measure what you really want to focus on. For example while losing weight will help me achieve my goals, having a waist that is smaller than my chest is a stronger motivator because it will help me feel better about my shape, strengthen my back and I associate it with feeling more energetic.

    I am working on my mine now so look for my post soon.
    2756 days ago
    Good idea. Start with one or two goals and then add more. Good luck. You can do it.
    2757 days ago
    Goals are good, just try to make them SMART goals.
    2757 days ago
    that is a good start you go emoticon
    2757 days ago
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