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BLC21 Question - How Will My Life Change When I Reach My Fitness/Weight Loss Goal?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Well, that really is two questions.

When I reach my fitness goal, I imagine that I will reach for another one, or multiple ones. After completing the half-marathon last November, I focused on reaching my goal of 2012 exercise miles in 2012. After that goal, my focus is on completing a 10K in under an hour by the end of the Winter Run Series in March. Assuming clearance from my doc later today, my goal after that is to complete a marathon this year. And rack up miles hiked on the Ice Age Trail.

As for a weight goal, I'm not superfixated on that - don't have a specific, big number I'm shooting for. I weigh about 178 now. I'm about 5'8" tall. To weigh what I did in college seems unhealthily small now - 137 - though I was healthy at that time. Just checked Spark's BMI calculator - it says 137 is in the healthy range. The upper end of the healthy range is 164 - that's not really that far away. What I'd really like is to be healthy, strong, have toned arms and a toned core. I'd like to day hike long distances. Whatever I eventually settle on as a goal weight range, when ever I meet that goal, I imagine that one of the next challenges will be maintenance. But I also imagine my focus will be more on fitness goals.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IFDEEVARUNS2 1/29/2013 11:18AM

    Healthy is the best goal!

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STEPHLOKI 1/29/2013 6:53AM

    HI Mary,

well done, you are so close to goal!

Don't worry about the weight you had in college. You are older, your body shape changes and that same weight might never be achieved again. But you are right focus should be healthy. Also BMI is a good guideline to tell you where you are, always remember the average Bodybuilder is usually in the overweight range yet he has hardly any fat. Your body composition has a role to play there.

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DALLALAH 1/28/2013 11:33AM

    That is great Mary! emoticon emoticon

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PJ2222 1/28/2013 11:33AM

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SAASHA17 1/28/2013 11:31AM

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