What are your Long-Term Goals?

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  • papayahed
    papayahed Posts: 407 Member
    Awesome!
  • gewel321
    gewel321 Posts: 718 Member
    merph518 wrote: »
    Updating my long-term goals:
    • Lose 50 lbs.
    • Lose as much weight as my daughter weighs (70 lbs)
    • Bike 10 miles.
    • Fit into size 50 pants
    • Fit into 2xl shirts
    • Sub-300 lbs.
    • Complete the Couch to 5k program.
    • Start strength training.
    • Lose 100 lbs.
    • Fit into xl shirts
    • Fit into size 40 pants
    • Bike 15 miles.
    • Complete a 5k race.
    • Bike 20 miles.
    • Feel comfortable enough to swim in a public setting, shirtless.
    • Lose 150 lbs.
    • Fit into L shirts.
    • Fit into my high school jeans, size 34.
    • Lose 200 lbs.

    Knocked off another goal this week. On Monday, I had my first session with a personal trainer at the gym. I was really nervous / intimidated about the gym going into it, but it was much more comfortable than I thought it would be. I'm starting off slow and learning the basics, nothing too difficult yet... but I definitely feel a bit of soreness in muscles that I've not used as much through normal life (mainly shoulders).

    Next session is tomorrow after work.

    Getting close to my next goal of -100 lbs. I'm guessing I'll be there in another week or two.

    That's a lot of stuff crossed off! Great Job
  • merph518
    merph518 Posts: 701 Member
    @gewel321 Thanks :) Been going at this for 10 months now.
  • conniewilkins56
    conniewilkins56 Posts: 3,390 Member
    I need help planning long term goals....where do I begin?....
  • merph518
    merph518 Posts: 701 Member
    edited November 2019
    @conniewilkins56 Think about what kind of stuff you'd like to accomplish but can't do yet due to your weight/fitness level. That's what I did.

    Well that, and I threw in weight-related milestones along the route to my goal.
  • hansep0012
    hansep0012 Posts: 383 Member
    @merph518 AWESOME! Thank you for posting your wonderful progress; it is a great motivator for me.
  • merph518
    merph518 Posts: 701 Member
    Thanks @hansep0012. Looking forward to seeing similar posts from you :)
  • gewel321
    gewel321 Posts: 718 Member
    gewel321 wrote: »

    UPDATING MY GOALS and adding new ones

    Here is my goal list in no particular order:
    • Fist goal weight back to 199-21LB DOWN!!
    • Second goal weight 175 (this is the top of my healthy BMI. can't even imagine it)
    • complete a whole Zumba class without feeling like I am dying-DONE
    • Buy clothes at a regular store (not a plus size store)
    • Be more comfortable in my skin!-GETTING THERE
    • Ride Roller Coasters without worrying if I am going to fit-DONE
    • Go to the beach without a cover-up
    • Feel confident enough to meet new people.
    • Exercise 5 times a week alternating cardio and strength training
    • Take the dog for a walk 3 times a week with my kiddo
    • Not be embarrassed about my size on my birthday cruise
    • Hike Chichen Itza without feeling like I am going to die
    • Jump off the cliff at Cenote Ikkil
    • Complete the C25K program
    • Stop smoking
    • Meet with surgeon about skin removal

  • DogMom919
    DogMom919 Posts: 57 Member
    Awesome job Merph518!!!
  • dustyspal
    dustyspal Posts: 835 Member
    @merph518. 👍👍👍 Awesome!!
  • michne16
    michne16 Posts: 538 Member
    Very inspiring @merph518! @gewel321 Awesome work with Zumba! I took my first Body Pump Class today and I did feel like I was gonna die but I made it! I plan on getting over the fear of my size on roller coasters in a few weeks. I’m still somewhat worried but should be able to fit. Just need to see that I can. Can’t wait to see the next goal you cross off the list!
  • fnarrrrrr
    fnarrrrrr Posts: 9 Member
    @merph518 you look super proud and happy in your picture, well done!

  • merph518
    merph518 Posts: 701 Member
    edited December 2019
    I like that format. I'm totally stealing it.

    On the Horizon
    • Surpass the weight loss I accomplished 9 years ago (111 lbs lost).
    • Fit into xl shirts.

    Regular Long Term Goals
    • Enjoy myself at an amusement park, fitting in all the rides
    • Fit into size 40 pants.
    • Complete a 5k race.
    • Bike 20 miles.
    • Feel comfortable enough to swim in a public setting, shirtless.
    • Lose 150 lbs.
    • Fit into L shirts.
    • Lose 50% of my starting body weight (193 lbs)
    • Lose 200 lbs.
    • Fit into my high school jeans, size 34.

    Completed
    • Lose 50 lbs.
    • Lose as much weight as my daughter weighs (70 lbs).
    • Bike 10 miles.
    • Fit into size 50 pants.
    • Fit into 2xl shirts.
    • Sub-300 lbs.
    • Complete the Couch to 5k program.
    • Start strength training.
    • Lose 100 lbs.
  • maiomaio71
    maiomaio71 Posts: 231 Member
    @merph518 do you go to the gym? I see your goal is strength training. I'm tossing up whether to join our local gym. They have an endless pool and I'm wondering if I brave the chlorine with my eczema because my knee is really bothering me at the moment. Think it doesn't like the squash I've started. So maybe strength training and swimming would help. It's either constant knee pain or itchy unsightly eczema (or totally sedentary which is no longer an option!)
  • dustyspal
    dustyspal Posts: 835 Member
    I wore an XL sweatshirt today!!!! Bye-bye 2X and 3X!
  • merph518
    merph518 Posts: 701 Member
    @maiomaio71 Yep. I'm four weeks into going to the gym regularly now. I have a personal training session on Monday evenings, then one session later in the week on my own with "homework" from my trainer. I was really hesitant about the idea at first, mostly because I was intimidated by the gym, but I'm enjoying it so far.

    @dustyspal Awesome!