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Speak Up: What One Workout Goal Would You Like to Accomplish?

We've already shared our motivations, but when it comes to working out, goals are important too. Goals are very personal, and for me, I like to set a few small goals, rather than one huge one. My previous goal was to be able to consistently run faster (under 8:30-minute miles), but now I'm working on my endurance. My goal is to be able to run regularly for 45 minutes, every time I run. What about you? Maybe you want to be able to swim a certain number of laps without getting tired or maybe you want to be able to run a 5K? Speak up and share one (or more) specific workout goals that you're trying to accomplish.


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Cocoangel Cocoangel 9 years
10 weeks ago my goal was to run 1.5 miles on my treadmill and today I did it! Plus another mile split between warming up and cooling down. Now I need to set a new goal. Hmmm...
daisykinn1 daisykinn1 9 years
Be able to run 5k in a months time!! ARGH!!
ilovecandyfloss ilovecandyfloss 9 years
Argh posted before I finished! Last one was - double vinyasas for every pose.
ilovecandyfloss ilovecandyfloss 9 years
1) 5x Navasana, legs straight without caving in my lower-back 2) Free-standing head stands and handstands for 5 breaths without falling over! 3) 4)1 chin up. Just one. And I'll be happy!
kia kia 9 years
My current goal is base-building to prepare to train for an endurance event this fall.
nnayap nnayap 9 years
I'm training to run the Nike Human Race (10K) in August and use that goal to finish the Men's Health Urbanathlon - think an obstacle course in NYC :-D
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
Get committed to exercising 5 days a week.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
I'd like to be able to run three to five miles continuously and lose the five pounds I just gained on vacation. It seems like one should lead to the other...
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
I have several goals...Run a 10K in August, run a half-marathon end of August, and ride a century (100 miles) in October. After that i'm going to work on running a faster mile and keeping my pace up.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
My goal is to bench press my own body weight (currently I can do only 60-70 lbs) and be able to do 10 chin ups in a row. Also, I want to be able to do a handstand; first supported against a wall and then freestanding. I'm already in really good cardiovascular shape, so my main goals are strength related.
BeautyXRush BeautyXRush 9 years
Be able to run at least 5 miles straight. Get my body fat down to 14 % if at all possible.
xxkrist24xx xxkrist24xx 9 years
My goal is to run in a marathon spring of 2009... right now I'm training for a relay race where I'll run about 15 miles, so I figure that's good practice... it's Aug. 2nd and I can run 9 miles straight right now... I can do this! :) I'm also working on being able to do one pull-up... thank God for the assisted pull-up machine at my gym!
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
I'd really like to improve my flexibility, I stretch regularly but I am still nowhere close to where I want to be. I am going to ramp it up with yoga 5 days a week.
geenbean geenbean 9 years
Right now my goal is prepping for the Army Ten-Miler, in Arlington/DC, which is on my 24th birthday this October. Kicking ass on my first 10 mile race... or, just finishing for that matter, haha... will be my bday gift to myself!
AMP AMP 9 years
I'd love to someday run a marathon, but for now I just want to focus on being able to run faster and for longer periods of time. I ran for 10 mins last night at 6.2 (among other speeds and time lengths) and was so proud of that. I just want to keep improving. I also need to get back to working out more than 3 days a week. I've been doing about 3 days per week for the last month or more and that's just not good enough. I'd like to get back up to 5 days a week b/c right now I'm just cycling up and down the same 5ish lbs b/c of all the days off.
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
For me, working out matter what, is my goal. @ Deirdre, I too have to psych myself up for each session...I wish it was easier and I could just get up and do it, without thinking about it a zillion times.
Deidre Deidre 9 years
This is so interesting reading everyone's goals -- it really shows that people of all levels of fitness are into this site. Me, my goal right now is to keep consistently working out 3 days a week. And to ingrain it as habit instead of still having to psych myself up for each session!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
Wow these are so inspiring to read! What awesome goals! I'm amending mine haha I want to run my 5K in Sept in under 30 min. I want to get my waist to 32 in or lower. and I go to Hawaii in less than 2 months so I want to look hot too :-)
Widgit Widgit 9 years
I'd like to stop focusing on how I look and start focusing on how much stronger and flexible I am. Particularly flexibility in my legs and strength in my shoulders and arms. Lots of yoga!
adelka adelka 9 years
Jdeprima, I'm sure you could find a race that day, if you're interested. has a great directory. My current goals are to be patient enough to let the stress fracture in my foot heal before I begin to run again and make it worse; to eat sensibly while my cardio is very limited during the healing process; and to get creative with what I CAN do while recovering. Oh, and I'd like to beat my 5K time of 29:22; beat my 10K time of 1:04; and also run a half (which I got injured training for). Good luck to everyone!
chicchick chicchick 9 years
My current workout goals are: * to continue working out at least 3-4 times a week * sculpt my arms and abs * increase my running time * run a 10K * be a "leader" in Boot Camp class * complete all poses in Power Yoga class Woohoo!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
I don't really have any race or anything like that that I want to be prepared for. I guess continuing to improve my stomach and arms and walk a lot more.
jdeprima jdeprima 9 years
On Monday, I began a 12-week program to train for a half-marathon. I'm not even entering a race, but I'm frustrated that I can't seem to push myself past 7 miles (on a very good day). So at some point Labor Day weekend, I'm heading out on my own for 13.1 miles.
yadiet yadiet 9 years
working out every single day. and being able to do those one arm push-ups that Christina Ricci did on live tv. Also, if i had a scene in my hometown like the one in the picture I would love to walk, jog or run everyday. However, in Miami, its 90" humid and sticky. I have to loose a lot of body fat. I would love to look like the girl in the picture.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
I, too, need to start paying more attention to my core and weight lifting, tsp. I'm so focused on making time in my schedule for running, I can't seem to fit anything else in.
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