2018. Fitness Goals

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  1. HairyAss

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    It's a new year and a good time to set out some goals. What's everyone thinking?

    Mine:

    1. Lose ~35 lbs. I knew I'd been gaining some weight, partly due to being injured and unable to run lately, but mostly due to a bad diet and too much beer since moving to Seattle. Taking a pro-active stance on that one starting yesterday - re-logged into myfitnesspal, and underway with that and a better fitness regime.

    2. Running. I have 2 goals here: a) Run a 1/2 marathon again. I got away from running at any events as we adjusted to life in Seattle. I was running a lot at lunch at work but without specific goals, I find that waxes and wanes over time. Setting a goal race means I'll set a running schedule and stick to it. Looking at the Seattle Rock n' Roll in June. I will add other events that line up with that once I get the training schedule done, like a 10k in March/April. b) Commit to doing the work to avoid further injuries. #1 will help with that - I notice injuries come a lot quicker for running when my weight goes up. I also need to commit to a regimen of core strength training and recovery work (massages, PT, etc).

    3. Cycling. I barely put any mileage on my road bike last year. Part of that was me trying to get my son more interested in cycling, so I did more rides with him which tended to be in the 15-20k range as opposed to getting out for some good long rides in the 40, 60, 80+k range. I'm going to figure that out, even if it means getting up at 5 am to get the rides in. I have a trainer sitting at home gathering dust as well that I may get set up in the garage until it's a bit nicer out. I need to find some riding buddies.

    That's about it - basically, getting back to where I was at ~2 years ago before the move with the addition of spending some time committed to core fitness.
     
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  2. Boots

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    Just looking to eat better. Did one full year of kale smoothies so I'm going to keep that up. Also doing 3 hours of sports a week plus walking the dog. Am considering doing a high fat, low carb diet but I'm afraid I might lose more weight.
     
  3. Pinkette

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    Be less of the fat bitch I have become in the last four months lol.

    So that just means better food choices and being a little bit more active. I would be happy dropping 20 pounds. 15 of those I gained in the last 4 months. Cookies are not a breakfast food.
     
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    I’m where I want to be weight wise due to cycling a ton last year. I think this year I’m going to try to tone up a bit with some lifting.

    Also going to go alcohol free for the whole year and cutting out a lot of sugar, it’s gotten out of hand in the past couple months
     
  5. billybob

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    I want to try to be less of a sloth
     
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    I lost 25 lbs last year. 10 more to go this year. Will be setting up a stationary bike in the basement for primary exercise routine.
     
  7. Duggan

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    We could use this an an accountability thread. Commit to a measurable goal, post it here, post the progress, and if you don't meet it by xx date , have to donate to a charity you despise.
     
  8. HairyAss

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    I'm in, but not sure about the "charity you despise" part. There's no way I'm donating money to a Trump campaign, for example!
     
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    Well, hit your goals then.
     
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    Just started a slow build for my first full marathon. Goal race is in May, current goal time is 3:30 but may get adjusted up or down as training builds.

    Planning to drop around 10lbs during the build
     
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    I've been pretty good at keeping my fitness goals in place - try not to lose strength and continue working on hypertrophy. I'm not going into the new year on a diet, that's a positive, and if I can stay injury free I may actually see some gains this year. We'll see.
     
  12. HairyAss

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    Injury free is the big one for me along with shedding some weight. I keep saying I'll commit to doing the things I know I should be doing to stave off injury, but never have.
     
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    Only going by my logs, but it looks like when my running/walking at noon gets good I hurt myself (in the weight room). I don't know if it's a mechanical issue with tightening in the legs, or weakening, but the coincidence is there. I do like walking at noon in the summer - I just may have to push myself less.
     
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    Other than the above mentioned, I started going to yoga last month, i just want to relax and regain a bit of flexibility, it's been great so far!
    I'd be pretty happy if i dropped 20lbs, which would probably happen if i stopped eating enough for 3-4 people.
     
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    You and I both.
    *stuffs face until it hurts to breathe*
     
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    That's a form of S&M I'd be into!
     
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    Today’s run. Straight up!
     
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