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    I am wondering how or even if you set goals for yourself. For instance: By December I want to have lost ____, or by January I want to be able to run _______ or lift __________.

    Sometimes when I think about setting goals, I wonder if I set them to high, do I unconsciously sabotage, basically set myself up for disappointment if I do not reach them.

    There are goals I would like to set and MEET. I just need help or suggestions of making attainable goals.

    What are your goals?
    Karin


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    L-sit to handstand and a BJJ purple belt. I give myself 5 years.

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    • #3
      whenever i set weight loss goals, i seem to GAIN weight and disappoint myself...but when i just do it and not really think too hard about it all , i am more successful.
      I'm too stubborn to give up so I keep on trying.

      You're never going to get to the top of the stairs if you don't walk up them.

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      • #4
        I set goals based on what I want to be able to do. For instance, there's a tree in my townhouse complex that I want to be able to climb. I was in the yard one day and thought that if I could grab the lowest branch (+/- 8'6" off the ground) and pull myself onto it, I would be able to get up pretty high. I can grab the branch but can only hang on it. Hopefully next year I can climb it. I don't know what the next adventure will be though.
        There are two wolves fighting within a man's heart, one is Love, the other is Hate. The one that wins is the one you feed.

        My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. - Jack Layton

        The Primal Adventures of Griffin - Huzzah!

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        • #5
          My current goal is to deadlift 405 pounds. I set this goal because I'd come close to it, but never achieved it, and I want to increase my relative strength to ridiculous levels. I've been following 5/3/1 lifting template for the past 5 months in pursuit of this goal. If all goes according to plan, I should hit it by September 22nd (5 weeks from today).

          I think focusing on non-weight-related goals is definitely better than trying to reach a certain weight (whether gaining or losing).

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          • #6
            Goals need to be achievable or else they're only dreams. I try and set myself some short term and long term goals which go hand in hand. At the start of my PB path, I couldn't climb stairs or do my own shoe laces, so my short term goal was to clean up my diet meal by meal with the aim of getting mobile enough to excercise long term. Once I achieved that I moved on to higher intensity training and flexibility work and now I can climb stairs and tie my shoes. I can also bench 75kg and squat my own body weight. The point I'm making is, if I set out with the goal of a 75kg bench and body weight squat, I don't think I'd even have got up of the couch.
            I call him free who is led soleley by reason.

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            • #7
              I think it's best to set goals that are behavior related because those you can control and it's the behavoir that will get you to what you really want. "I will exercise x amount" or "I will eat x,y,and z but not a,b, or c". Results goals are frustrating because you don't control them the same way. Your body will gain/loose or heal/strengthen as it decides based on your behavoirs and not so much your desires.

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              • #8
                I'm not setting any specific goals whatsoever. I find that if I give myself any expectations, I set myself up to fail. I figure one day at time makes what I do a success.
                Georgette

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by yodiewan View Post
                  My current goal is to deadlift 405 pounds. I set this goal because I'd come close to it, but never achieved it, and I want to increase my relative strength to ridiculous levels. I've been following 5/3/1 lifting template for the past 5 months in pursuit of this goal. If all goes according to plan, I should hit it by September 22nd (5 weeks from today).

                  I think focusing on non-weight-related goals is definitely better than trying to reach a certain weight (whether gaining or losing).
                  Good luck with the 405! It feels awesome when you hit it Remember, drive your heels through the floor and thrust those hips forward.

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                  • #10
                    I want a body fat percentage of 24%. I'm currently on about 36%. And although less specific, I want to be much much stronger and leaner.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sroelofs View Post
                      Good luck with the 405! It feels awesome when you hit it Remember, drive your heels through the floor and thrust those hips forward.
                      Thanks for the advice and encouragement. I didn't perform as well as I was hoping today (375 for 4 reps when I got the same weight for 5 reps a few weeks ago). I'm going to chalk it up to inadequate food intake over the past few days and inadequate recovery from playing Ultimate Frisbee yesterday.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by yodiewan View Post
                        Thanks for the advice and encouragement. I didn't perform as well as I was hoping today (375 for 4 reps when I got the same weight for 5 reps a few weeks ago). I'm going to chalk it up to inadequate food intake over the past few days and inadequate recovery from playing Ultimate Frisbee yesterday.
                        You're welcome

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                        • #13
                          High goals are great, but there have to be intermediate goals that are more easily achievable. A goal of one-arm pullups has to include becoming better at two-arm pullups, unless you've already mastered them.

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                          • #14
                            Probably not what you're looking for--but I'm the anti-goal type. I've never done well with goals. I do so, SO much better when I just pick a process, or a habit. The results just kinda take care of themselves for me.

                            Normal goals; lose XX amount of weight but XX date by following XX eating plan without cheating 6 out of 7 days of the week.
                            My "goals"; eat Primal.

                            Normal goals; run a half marathon, but XX date by run training 3 days/week, and weight lifting 2 days/week.
                            My "goals"; walk/work out each day.

                            Next thing you know I have lost weight, and I can run a half marathon, all without the stress of having to adjust goals or fail to meet them because life is throwing curve balls at me.

                            I think people who do goals probably change their lives more drastically, and far quicker than I do. But I'm not sold on the idea that measurable achievable goals have to be the way for everyone.

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                            • #15
                              my goal is to lose 150lbs by june 19 2012
                              Primal Chaos
                              37yo 6'5"
                              6-19-2011 393lbs 60" waist
                              current 338lbs 49" waist
                              goal 240lbs 35" waist

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