3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

Ultimate Fitness Goals?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-24-2007, 05:22 PM   #1
Boston Qualifier and MOM
 
ennay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5,795

S/C/G: 186/see ticker/?

Height: 5'3.75"

Default Ultimate Fitness Goals?

What are some big - or small - fitness goals. I'm not talking weight here, but something you want to be able to physically do that you can't now.

I want to be able to do unassisted pull-ups and dips.

I want to bench press my body weight

I want to BQ (qualify for the Boston Marathon)
__________________
A whole lot of setbacks. Starting over.

My before/after pics
ennay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2007, 02:12 PM   #2
Can't wait 2 be a goddess
 
707Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,056

S/C/G: 236/see ticker/165

Height: 5'8

Default

How funny cause when i was getting dressed this morning i was thinking what could i do (exercise) for the rest of my life not just to lose weight but forever
so here are mine
1. be able to do a pull up i see all these people make it look easy yet it is so hard for me i cant get half way yet
2. get a routine for life cardio/weights
im still experimenting so when i find it i'll be happy
__________________
1st big goal

PROUD ARMY WIFE HOOAH !!
Women cannot remake herself without suffering, for she is both the marble and the sculptor."
MICHELLE
Mini goals
226 Check !!!!
206
see 1st big goal ^^
707Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2007, 05:23 PM   #3
Ilene the Bean
 
Ilene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 11,787

S/C/G: 165/149/140

Height: 5'3"

Default

I'd like to:

1. do an unassisted pull up also
2. do the try-a-tri in August, I finally feel confident enough to do the swimming part
__________________
I l e n e
Falling down is not failure....Failure is staying down.

Ilene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2007, 07:23 PM   #4
Resident Witchling
 
Nikaia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: In exile, in TN
Posts: 647

S/C/G: 198/190/140

Height: 5'7"

Default

I wanna be able to go backpacking without wheezing...is that a fitness goal?
__________________
GOAL

Mini-Goal: Under 180 by Imbolc!

C25k - one per run!
Week 1: Week 2:
Nikaia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 04:24 AM   #5
aka Superwoman!
 
2frustrated's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Finchley, London, UK
Posts: 6,461

S/C/G: SW:226/16st - about 50lbs lost

Height: 5'8"

Default

Yup pull-ups, dips pressups the MAN way!

Black belt (& 2nd Dan)

Flora London Marathon

Tough Guy race

Squat 150% body weight
__________________
Just. One.. More... Rep.... space Eat rubbish, FEEL rubbish!
BLOG
MARATHON BLOG

Tune In Eat When You're Hungry Eat Whatever You Want Sit Down, Put It On A Plate And Focus Enjoy! Stop When You're Satisfied
Own Your Body Move Support Yourself Be Your Own Guru


The perfect weight for your body is the weight which it settles at naturally when you are eating a balanced diet and exercising moderately
2frustrated is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 08:21 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,856

Default

Improve my nose-up to a pull up!
__________________
10 week challenge - 7 WO per week - ended


4rabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 08:29 AM   #7
YP1
Sub-4 marathon runner!
 
YP1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Leeds, UK
Posts: 3,567

S/C/G: 260/156/148-152

Height: 5 9

Default

GFA time for the London marathon (3:45)
Do the Transgrancanaria East-West route.
Triathlon (maybe)
__________________
Helen

SW - 260, Original GW - 160 - achieved 21 March 2006, CW erm... I'll get back to you on that

4 sub-4 hour marathons! (PB 3:44:05)!
YP1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 08:54 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
AnneWonders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,071

Height: 5'7"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ilene View Post
2. do the try-a-tri in August, I finally feel confident enough to do the swimming part
Go Ilene. I've been waiting for this for 2 years! Maybe 3--time passes!!

Nikaia, backpacking without wheezing is a very good fitness goal!

Mine:
Ironman!! (within 10 years)
BQ is a dream, but I might make it an actual goal (meaning I'll work towards it)
Hiking the Grand Canyon (mostly need to work on fear of heights for this one now).

Anne
__________________
Long enough have you dream'd contemptible dreams,
Now I wash the gum from your eyes,
You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life.
-from Song of Myself, Walt Whitman
AnneWonders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 08:56 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
AnneWonders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,071

Height: 5'7"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YP1 View Post
Do the Transgrancanaria East-West route.
Well, my Spanish is pretty lousy, but wow!
__________________
Long enough have you dream'd contemptible dreams,
Now I wash the gum from your eyes,
You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life.
-from Song of Myself, Walt Whitman
AnneWonders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 09:35 AM   #10
Ilene the Bean
 
Ilene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 11,787

S/C/G: 165/149/140

Height: 5'3"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wndranne View Post
Go Ilene. I've been waiting for this for 2 years! Maybe 3--time passes!!
, yes, it's a long time coming... I got the "ah-ha" moment of swimming This week my breathing finally clicked in and I could do lap after lap ...
__________________
I l e n e
Falling down is not failure....Failure is staying down.

Ilene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 09:55 AM   #11
Goodbye Fat!
 
dollypie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 913

Default

1. Run a 5k

2. Do a pull up
__________________
dollypie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 11:08 AM   #12
Member
 
Miss DC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 43

Default

I've been thinking about this too. Mind if i join in?

1. Run an 8K - training for a St. Patrick's Day 8K
2. Run a mile in under 9 minutes - I think i can do this, but i haven't ever tried. It's time to prove that i can!
3. Do an unassisted pull up - i started out not even being able to hold myself up at all and have worked up to 6.5 seconds. But i want to do a real-deal pull up!
4. Run a 5K in under 30 minutes
5. Squat my start weight (192 lbs) - most recently i squated 155 (my current body weight).

I'm sure there are more, but this is a good place to start!
__________________
Age - 26, Height - 5'3"
192/146.5/140
Just married - April 14, 2007.
Miss DC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 02:42 PM   #13
Moderating Mama
 
mandalinn82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 11,936

S/C/G: 295/200/175

Height: 5' 8"

Default

Anyone take those silly physical fitness tests in elementary/high school?

I want to meet the 85th percentile values for each of those tests (curl-ups/situps, pushups, shuttle run, endurance run, and v-sit and reach) for 17+ year olds. Isn't that random? I just remember feeling like such a schmuck for not being able to do very well on these stupid tests in high school. If I met the 85% goals, that would be the "presidents physical fitness award" level...better physical fitness than 85% of high school seniors.

The values I want to meet:

1 mi endurance run - 8:15 (currently at 10:00 even)

Sit and Reach - 43 cm (this is a flexibility exercise...not sure how I'm going to measure it, LOL - need to make friends with a gym teacher)

Curlups/situps - 44 in 60 seconds (I think I have this one...need to officially time it).

Shuttle Run - 10 seconds even (you sprint 30 feet, pick up an object, and sprint back)

Right-angle pushups (standard pushups) - 25 (one every 3 seconds - in one set - you stop counting as soon as you can't do them at that 3 sec pace).
__________________
Goal Met - 10/28/07 - My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story - Where Have I Been?

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!

Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!
mandalinn82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 03:30 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
LisaMarie71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,860

S/C/G: 285.2/285.2/185

Height: 5'9"

Default

I haven't thought this out completely yet, but I will as I get more and more fit. There are things I want to do, like be able to do several pushups (not the modified ones -- the hardcore ones), hold some yoga poses that are too challenging for me right now, and so on. Right now, though, I'm very focused on becoming a good runner and I'm definitely just a novice.

My goal for the 10k I'm running in March is simply to run at least three miles of it. I hope to run more than that, but if I run about half of it, I'll be thrilled. After that, my goal is just to run a 5k in May with no walk breaks. Eventually, my "ultimate" goal is to run a marathon. That sounds insane to me right now, and of course I'll work up to it by doing smaller distances (and a half marathon or two) first, but hey -- why not set your goals high? Another goal is to run this same 10k next year, but to run the whole thing and to finish it in less than an hour.
__________________
Lisa

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -- St. Francis of Assisi
LisaMarie71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 04:00 PM   #15
used to be tofat
 
ArtsyGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: southeast michigan
Posts: 1,347

S/C/G: 189/128.5/130

Height: 5' 3 1/2"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LisaMarie71 View Post
Another goal is to run this same 10k next year, but to run the whole thing and to finish it in less than an hour.
I love this. I ran a 5K on Labor day that I had previously walked and it was such a great feeling!

I really need to think about my long term fitness goals a bit more. A 10K is a possiblity as well as a super sprint triathalon or a sprint duathalon (the swim still scares me-good for you Ilene!).
__________________
Brandy

Check out my blog as I try maintenance:
http://3fatchicks.com/diet-blogs/artsy/

ArtsyGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:11 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2