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Get Motivated: Reevaluate Your Goals

Bikini season is right around the corner. That's good if you've been dedicated to getting fit, or bad if you've let the cold weather get the best of you. If you fall into the category of the latter then it's time to get back on track. One way to start is by reevaluating your goals for getting fit. As the weather changes, so may your goals (à la a new bikini). Reevaluate and list all the reasons you want to shape up and then carry it around with you as a reminder. I keep my list folded up in my wallet, so I can take a peek whenever I need a little push on deciding to go to the gym or not — it pushes me when I'm feeling lazy.

So tell me, what's on your list? Write them in the comments section below.

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PurpleFairy3 PurpleFairy3 8 years
TidalWave, why are you attacking everyone's comments? Anyway...I have a lot of goals, but I am kind of afraid to carry them out for fear of having bulky legs...I read everywhere that it won't happen but I can't get it out of my mindset. Anyone has testimonies of NOT getting bulky legs from squats and/or lunges?
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
"However, to respect my husband's feelings, I don't wear a bikini in public. He's kind of possessive, and doesn't approve of other men looking at me in "that way." Glowing Moon: He should be proud of your body and attractiveness and want to show you off in public!!! (not in an objectifying way of course). I'm not sure I could spend my life with someone who wants to hide me. I guess it could be worse, as long as he trusts me in other aspects of life, I could throw on a tanktop for him. If you're happy then it's all good anyway!
elle86 elle86 9 years
1) Run for 1 hr. or longer 3/4 days a week (training for half-marathon coming around the corner....) 2) Strengthen arms (Cameron Diaz WHO?!?!) 3) Look and feel great in a pair of shorts! :)
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Right now my only goal is to cut down on those damn mini rice cakes and eat more protein. I'm already ready for bikini season (and I HOPE it gets here fast b/c I'm SICK OF WINTER!!!) and I eat pretty healthy otherwise.
fab_domini fab_domini 9 years
- wear a bikini - motivate my boyfriend to be healthy!!! - love the skin im in .... well more than i do now - more energy so whenever i feel like it i can kick some butt!!!! (in kickboxing class that is)) ;)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Tone!!
jadestarr jadestarr 9 years
i'm getting healthy because my mom and grandma starting slowly gaining weight around my age. if just keep on top being healthy (exercise, not eating terribly) and stay strong ( i can barely push a coffee table across the floor) i'll be happy. i feel weird in a bikini anyway (not well proportioned!)
MissKate919 MissKate919 9 years
I am in the worst shape I have ever been b/c I have been sick since spring 07. Now that I am doing better I want to get back in shape but feel so unmotivated and ashamed b/c of how hard even the simplest workout has become. Up until now I’ve always been muscular and in good physical condition. So every time the urge comes to get moving, I push myself too hard and need days of recovery. Only leaving me disgusted and unmotivated all over again. How can I get back in shape at the right pace w/o hurting myself, yet feel challenged at the same time?
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
I'm trying to lose the weight I gained in the last 1.5 years from stress and taking the pill... I'm eating 40% protein, 25% fat and 35% carb and using FitDay software to track it. Also I'm taking weight lifting and cardio classes 5X a week at the gym. I hope this works!!! Good luck to everyone :)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Actually, not to sound arrogant, my body is bikini ready all year round. However, to respect my husband's feelings, I don't wear a bikini in public. He's kind of possessive, and doesn't approve of other men looking at me in "that way." In his opinion (which I agree with), my bikini-clad body is for "his eyes only." LOL So right now, I'm in the market for a pretty tankini.
AMP AMP 9 years
Wow, now that I think about it, I don't have a concrete goal. I'm doing a 12 week challenge at my gym, but its pretty much just workout as much as I can push myself to do and eat as healthy as possible (1200 cals/day). I know I'll never be able to wear a bikini, ever, but I'd love to put on clothes (jeans, dresses, boots, etc.) and just look as good as possible in them. I love fashion so I want to look good, but I also want to be healthy and know that what I'm putting in my body is good for it.
kxm24 kxm24 9 years
I just bought bikinis from VS online too!! And one from target. I've been periodically taking pictures and videos of myself in them to track my progress. I think I look pretty good in them already! Looking good in a bathing suit is semi important to me because i spend 48hrs a week at the beach during the summer.
rgitner rgitner 9 years
lots of inspiring comments here. I just bought a bikini online at VS, so excited to see how it looks! So yeah, I want to look good in that. :-) i fell off the wagon a little in February - I think I did even worse than around the holidays, I guess because the cold weather is really getting to me. Each day though, I have been resolving to eat my best - and that includes the weekends. I also resolve to try my darndest to work out hard 6 days a week, which I was doing successfully in January.
smellen smellen 9 years
BloddyFuFu, good luck adding something in during the AM routine! I am going on week 5 & sticking to it: I do 4 sets of two different exercises (something I found on yahoo fitness) each morning. I am starting to see the benefits, along with hitting the gym most days of the week for cardio/strength & NIA classes at the Y. In fact, I just went from 5/8 lbs to 8/10 lbs on those morning sets.
bobbiluv bobbiluv 9 years
klandrach, i just stole your plan. thanks!
BloodyFuFu BloodyFuFu 9 years
My goals, great butt, tighten tummy even a little bit, and start the "I'm not as young as I once was" work on my arms. I'm sneaking workouts into my morning routine. I just can NEVER keep up with it. I'm good for a week and then *flop*. I know I feel better when I do it, I just can't seem to keep on track.
klandrach klandrach 9 years
I just wrote out a plan today! Getting back from a vacation made me want to kick my butt into gear. Not sure if this is the same as a goal but it is something to strive for, so I think that works. -Yoga 4X per week -Hit the gym for a cardio/weight workout 3X per week -Stay away from sugary treats, because I can never have just one -Focus on eating lots of fruits, veggies and lean protein
kimbly kimbly 9 years
I'm a sophomore in college, and I gained about 12 pounds in the year and a half that I've been here. It all packed on very slowly, so slowly that I didn't really even notice. But it's there, and I'm trying to get back down to a healthier weight. Health is a big deal for me---diabetes and high blood pressure runs in my family. I don't want to deal with all that just yet! But also...I'm in this play, and I may have to be in my underwear onstage. Hah. I suppose that's another big reason. I try not to obsess.
mizzvoss mizzvoss 9 years
I always look and my closet and get so depressed because I hate all my clothes...but it's not the clothes, it's the way I look in them. So,my goal is to get in shape so I can breeze through my closet and realize that I can wear anything that's in there and feel good about it.
luxecake luxecake 9 years
My goal is to be fit. Mostly for myself, because everyone keeps telling me how I have to love my body and that it only should matter what I think of myself. Which is true, I suppose. It's hard work but I'm forcing myself to believe it has to be done, since I wasn't genetically graced with a slim silhouette and a natural passion for physical activity. I just want to be healthy and fit!
simplycutebecka simplycutebecka 9 years
My goal is to increase my cardio to 60 minutes within the month of March, I have been doing 45 minutes for 6 weeks now. Time to ramp it up. Also... Weight workout 2x's a week instead of the current 1x a week. LOL
smellen smellen 9 years
i also have a tiny/petite frame, so i tend to hate the way my body looks, no curves, or curves in the wrong places (ala, my tummy). my goal is to be able to do push ups, real ones, not on your knees. good old fashioned push ups. i am down to 115, but really need to gain more muscle & tone up. i'm on track, and i've reduced my cardio in favor of more strength.
taratootie taratootie 9 years
1. Cardio: My RHR was around 75, and now its down to 62! Yay! I need it to be about 55 and then Ill be where I was a couple years ago! 2. Looks: BIKINIS! Hello? I really want to tone up, while working on my shoulders and back, and trimming my waist. Weight is decieving so I try not to focus on that. 3. Stamina: I really want to run a 5K in a couple months! I already eat pretty healthy, so no worries there!
ElissaM ElissaM 9 years
I started running 2 miles 3 times and week and I'm keeping a journal of sorts to kinda track my process and build up to more over time
jrw1012 jrw1012 9 years
Being able to throw on whatever I have in my closet and know that it looks good on me! Having no more "fat days".
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