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Fitness Goal... Huh?

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

So, my husband is deployed right now, and we're both trying to get ourselves back in shape by the time he comes back to the US (in June). It's really nice to hold each other accountable (really!) and to cheer our way through it.

The thing is, Steve (hubby) keeps telling me I need to have some kind of fitness goal to work towards--not just a weight goal. And I recognize his point: am I just going to stop working out and watching what I eat once I hit my goal weight? And does thinking about me-25-lbs.-lighter REALLY get me out of bed and to the gym in the morning? Not so much.

So I'd LIKE to have a fitness goal, but I really don't know what I'd like it to be. He's suggested stuff like, do 5 pull-ups (I can't even do one right now), run 5 miles in 40 minutes (not sure that's something I'd EVER be able to do, but maybe 5 in 50?), but while those are great, tangible goals, they just don't really resonate with me. Like, who cares about pull-ups? And I'm a slow-a$$ runner, so it's not like my times are ever going to rock out.

Bottom line: I need help. What kind of fitness goal should I have? Any ideas? How can I come up with something that's intrinsic--not externally suggested by someone else?
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    Is there something you have always wanted to do? What do you enjoy doing? I love hiking but after I gained all my extra weight and tried, I found myself lagging really far behind. So my fitness goal is to be able to do a 4 day strenuous hike this summer. Also, I am a very slow runner but I still want to work on becoming a better runner so I can enjoy it more. I have signed up for the SP virtual 5k then in August I am doing a 10k mud run and my goal is to to a half marathon sometime in 2012.

    What is something you enjoy doing that you can build on? Is there a sport or activity you have thought about learning? You could make that your goal. What is something you can look forward to accomplishing. What about being able to do more of something then your husband? Think it over, you will think of a perfect fitness goal.

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