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Goals and the need to see them in writing

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I am feeling the need to note, log and share my goals. Lucky you! You get to hear them. I have selected you as I see you as the direct path of assistance for me to achieve these goals. So, here goes:

I want to be below 200 pounds so badly. I want it now. Sooner than soon. It seems to not be happening as fast as I want and I will make the necessary steps to get there. What is more important is that not only do I want to be below 200, I don't want to just stay there. I want to be below 200 and moving lower in the direction of my goal to 135. I am not sure that 135 is the end all be all, it is simply the number that has been in my head for so long. That, and I believe that it is an achievable goal for me. Once there, I anticipate that I may want to select another goal. That is acceptable.

I want to be able to do real push-ups. The full leg deep push type. I am getting better but long for a perfect form.

I want to be able to do real sit ups. At least 10, without stopping. The old school type.

I want to be able to do a pull-up. Just one for starters. Then many more. The kind with the palms facing me. Then, the other kind too.

I want to be able to run. This one is worrisome to me as I think that it is bad on my knees but for some unknown reason, I feel the need to run. I want to do a 5K and live to tell about it.

I want to improve my stamina. I am in better shape then I have ever been, yet the three flight climb winds me daily at work. Why is this?

I want to be proud of my body. I want to feel long, strong and lean. I am feeling stronger every day. Let's get that lean business moving!

I want to have the confidence in my body that I don't care what others think about me. I want to carry myself with my chest lifted, abs tight and head held high.

I want to look like a million bucks. I want people to look at me and say......."You should have seen her, she has lost so much weight! She works her ass off and it has really paid off for her. I want that!"

Now, I will change all of the "I wants" to I will! I have this. I just have to be patient.

Most important lesson that I learned recently is this.....The mind gives up before the body does. When I get to that point in a workout where I think I can't go on, I remember those 8 words and somehow, as if by magic, I can continue!

I will achieve this!

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PARKERB2 8/20/2012 3:19PM

    I'm pulling for you. emoticon emoticon

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SHORTTOOTH1 8/19/2012 5:13PM

    Awesome Goals! I'm sure you will achieve them

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WOUBBIE 8/19/2012 1:51PM

    Woot! I think I have nearly the same goals, though my initial weight goal is 170. Let's do this!


Every month I add more activity and cut more carbs/calories/alcohol. Hopefully this will be the month that it shows on the scale!

I had to buy a fat monitor to keep my spirits up. As I add weight training I also add just PLAIN weight. Genetically I'm a good muscle-builder (thanks Dad!) so as the fat siphons off the muscle piles on. So I look better and (slowly) feel better, but the scale is actually going up. *shrugs* As long as the fat percentage keeps going lower on my monitor I can live with that! It was only 30 bucks, and worth every penny!

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BLUE42DOWN 8/19/2012 1:50PM

    emoticon goals!

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  These are lovely goals and it's going to be super awesome when you achieve them =)

I never thought I would like running, but it's actually really fun (especially for obsessive people like me). I always want to improve my time. You do have to be careful with your joints. I'd advise not to run outside until you have more muscle support (the ground/pavement) is really bad for joints. And taking baby steps is key!

You'll get there :D!

My main goal is to be stronger too

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WAVAIRENE 8/19/2012 11:22AM

    Very positive outlook. I just read an article on here about positive self-talk. We tend to be our worst critics but that can hold us back. The one take-away that I got out of the article is that you should never say something to yourself that you wouldn't say to someone friend. So, you know what you tell yourself you can do it. emoticon

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