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  • Posted On: 01-14-15, 4:46 pm (EST) #1

    2015 Goals!

    January 14, 2015, 4:46 pm

    Hi all

    Has a good last 6 months. I appear to be relatively stable in my longest period of remission in 5 years (I have M.S).

    I am still looking to lose weight for my holiday in March and get back into the swing of working out every day. Just joined a 24/7 gym so that I can have a good workout before I go to work. I found that the other gym I went to did not open until 6.30am and I start at 8am, so by the time I'd warmed up, it was almost time to shower!

    I have set myself a few goals:

    Do 10 push ups before my workout and 10 pushups in the warmdown;

    Manage 26km on a bike in an hour (currently at 24km);

    Get more confident using barbells;

    Lift 20kg dumbells (currently at 12.5kg) on bench presses;

    Do at least one body weight routine per week;

    I'm sure as the year progresses I'll add some more. Anyone else set some targets?

    #HTH

  • Posted On: 01-18-15, 1:08 am (EST) #2

    2015 Goals!

    January 18, 2015, 1:08 am

    Hey kez1978!

     

    These are all great goals and I am so happy you have been stable with your M.S.!

     

    If you want to make your routines the most effective at the gym for your time, try doing total body routines. You can search for all of mine in the ROUTINES section of the site as a platinum member!

    have you tried to look yet? Find any that you like?

    My goal this year is to do a show and break my deadlift PR of 505lbs! Wish me luck!

  • Posted On: 01-18-15, 3:30 am (EST) #3

    2015 Goals!

    January 18, 2015, 3:30 am

    Hi Scott, hope all is well. Thanks for your kind comments.

    Loving the new look website , the collaboration work outs and the recipes with Erica!

     

    I've done a couple of the workouts from 30 day abs ,managed day 1 & 2 so I've added these along with your AB-ominations! Killer V-Cut & Six Pack ABS! to my weekly routine. I'm still learning what works for me and boring my husband to death (he's not a fan of the gym)! I love super setting and have had several comments from the guys that it is lovely to see someone do a proper workout. My favourite at the moment is from your holiday series Biceps and Triceps workout and I add in some dumbell oblique twists too.

     

    There are so many good workouts and exercises to choose from so at the moment I mix and match depending on how I'm feeling.

     

    I wish you, Erica and the team good luck for the year, let me know when you are going to do a show. Are you going to film it? That is some PR too, you'll need to eat plenty of sweet potatoes lol!

     

    #HTH

  • Posted On: 01-18-15, 5:06 am (EST) #4

    2015 Goals!

    January 18, 2015, 5:06 am
    Posted by: kez1978

    Hi all

    Has a good last 6 months. I appear to be relatively stable in my longest period of remission in 5 years (I have M.S).

    I am still looking to lose weight for my holiday in March and get back into the swing of working out every day. Just joined a 24/7 gym so that I can have a good workout before I go to work. I found that the other gym I went to did not open until 6.30am and I start at 8am, so by the time I'd warmed up, it was almost time to shower!

    I have set myself a few goals:

    Do 10 push ups before my workout and 10 pushups in the warmdown;

    Manage 26km on a bike in an hour (currently at 24km);

    Get more confident using barbells;

    Lift 20kg dumbells (currently at 12.5kg) on bench presses;

    Do at least one body weight routine per week;

    I'm sure as the year progresses I'll add some more. Anyone else set some targets?

    #HTH

    Hi Kerry

     

    Great goals! I'm with you on the convenience of 24/7 gyms. Happiness, I reckon, is an empty - or near-empty - gym along with the righteous feeling you get when you finish your workout and there's still only a few people coming into the gym!

     

    I also just want to say 'Yay you!' for keeping really active with what must be some awful pain at times.

     

    For me, my goal this year is to stretch more. I spend way too much of my day sitting behind a desk, so I've started to feel my glutes tighten up which has led to a sore back at times and sore hamstrings. I've now realised that I'm no longer 25-years-old and I need to start doing some proper stretching if I'm to stop feeling like I'm 75.

     

    Cheers

  • Posted On: 01-18-15, 5:46 am (EST) #5

    2015 Goals!

    January 18, 2015, 5:46 am
    Posted by: kez1978

    Hi all

    Has a good last 6 months. I appear to be relatively stable in my longest period of remission in 5 years (I have M.S).

    I am still looking to lose weight for my holiday in March and get back into the swing of working out every day. Just joined a 24/7 gym so that I can have a good workout before I go to work. I found that the other gym I went to did not open until 6.30am and I start at 8am, so by the time I'd warmed up, it was almost time to shower!

    I have set myself a few goals:

    Do 10 push ups before my workout and 10 pushups in the warmdown;

    Manage 26km on a bike in an hour (currently at 24km);

    Get more confident using barbells;

    Lift 20kg dumbells (currently at 12.5kg) on bench presses;

    Do at least one body weight routine per week;

    I'm sure as the year progresses I'll add some more. Anyone else set some targets?

    #HTH

    Those are some really good goals !! You are very specific with the details and it seems like you know how to get there !! Great job !!

    I am also a part of a 24/7 gym and I love it because if I do not feel like working out during my normal time I just do it later in the evening / night.

  • Posted On: 01-18-15, 7:40 pm (EST) #6

    2015 Goals!

    January 18, 2015, 7:40 pm

    My goals for the year are:

     

     

    i don't have so much of : do so and so many kilo / so and so many reps - goals. I know the body will take it's own time to get to certain progress steps, and some bodyparts are slower some faster, and i try to have a time period for everything, building strength or building mass or deloading. So things take their time. But i learned only this way you will progress in a stable and healthy way.

     

    In the past year i have seen so much developement on my self, that i am confident enough to say i will progress also in future.

     

    So all i hope for is that i keep the strong will that i had in the past and stick to it, because i am sure that way - progress is a given :)

     

     

    PS: i am glad to hear you are fighting for it and doing all this even with having this unpleasent desease haunting you - so to say. It's hard and needs a lot will force to do so, instead of just sticking your head into the sand. So 'hats off' =)

  • Posted On: 01-19-15, 12:24 am (EST) #7

    2015 Goals!

    January 19, 2015, 12:24 am
    Posted by: kez1978

    Hi all

    Has a good last 6 months. I appear to be relatively stable in my longest period of remission in 5 years (I have M.S).

    I am still looking to lose weight for my holiday in March and get back into the swing of working out every day. Just joined a 24/7 gym so that I can have a good workout before I go to work. I found that the other gym I went to did not open until 6.30am and I start at 8am, so by the time I'd warmed up, it was almost time to shower!

    I have set myself a few goals:

    Do 10 push ups before my workout and 10 pushups in the warmdown;

    Manage 26km on a bike in an hour (currently at 24km);

    Get more confident using barbells;

    Lift 20kg dumbells (currently at 12.5kg) on bench presses;

    Do at least one body weight routine per week;

    I'm sure as the year progresses I'll add some more. Anyone else set some targets?

    #HTH

    Excellent Kerry. This is great progress and a great goal for 2015 :-) I am a firm believer in the power of exercise and proper nutrition to cure and/or reduce all ills. Sometimes this view is quite controversial but the basic biological facts of all living organisms on this planet is the ability to survive and heal when given the right nutrients and environment to do so. I have known several people in my life afflicted with MS so I appreciate the struggles you must endure on a regular basis. I firmly believe that if you keep doing what you are doing as well as eating wholesome nutritous foods, you will either go into permanent remission or be cured altogether. It is a bold statement, I know, but just remember that Doctor's today have no education in nutrition and only know how to map a disease symptom to the appropriate drug. They are well intentioned individuals but sometimes it is up to ourselves to control our own health outcomes :-)

     

    Best of luck for 2015!

     

    John

  • Posted On: 01-19-15, 4:25 am (EST) #8

    2015 Goals!

    January 19, 2015, 4:25 am
    Posted by: kez1978

    Hi all

    Has a good last 6 months. I appear to be relatively stable in my longest period of remission in 5 years (I have M.S).

    I am still looking to lose weight for my holiday in March and get back into the swing of working out every day. Just joined a 24/7 gym so that I can have a good workout before I go to work. I found that the other gym I went to did not open until 6.30am and I start at 8am, so by the time I'd warmed up, it was almost time to shower!

    I have set myself a few goals:

    Do 10 push ups before my workout and 10 pushups in the warmdown;

    Manage 26km on a bike in an hour (currently at 24km);

    Get more confident using barbells;

    Lift 20kg dumbells (currently at 12.5kg) on bench presses;

    Do at least one body weight routine per week;

    I'm sure as the year progresses I'll add some more. Anyone else set some targets?

    #HTH

    Awesome goals @kez1978!

     

    Be sure to keep us updated, I think with your mindset you will achieve your goals with ease! You certainly aren't letting M.S stop you!

     

    Some of my goals are to place emphasis on increasing my chest, triceps and back...but 2015 is full of some big goals which I am determined to achieve!

     

    Train hard!

     

    Jordan

     

     

  • Posted On: 01-19-15, 12:32 pm (EST) #9

    2015 Goals!

    January 19, 2015, 12:32 pm

    Great goals! Let me share my goals:

     

    1. To lose at 1 lb of fat a week starting Jan 19th onwards

    2. To be able to run 50 miles in an Ultramarathon (injury free) currently at 32 miles. :)

    3. Set a new race PR at 21km (13.1mi), and 42 km (26.2mi) before the year ends

    4. Get down to 175 lbs with pure muscle (not only skinny) by end of the year (currently at 189 lbs)

    5. Be able to lift weights at least 3 times a week

     

    Let's do this brotha! #SHFAthlete #HTH

  • Posted On: 01-19-15, 9:33 pm (EST) #10

    2015 Goals!

    January 19, 2015, 9:33 pm
    Posted by: spide319

    Great goals! Let me share my goals:

     

    1. To lose at 1 lb of fat a week starting Jan 19th onwards

    2. To be able to run 50 miles in an Ultramarathon (injury free) currently at 32 miles. :)

    3. Set a new race PR at 21km (13.1mi), and 42 km (26.2mi) before the year ends

    4. Get down to 175 lbs with pure muscle (not only skinny) by end of the year (currently at 189 lbs)

    5. Be able to lift weights at least 3 times a week

     

    Let's do this brotha! #SHFAthlete #HTH

    Great Goals! Very specific. Good luck on the racing and Ultramarathon, I can't do anything like that but I think it's totally amazing when people who can, do so.

     

    My 2015 Goals Are:

    1. Flexibility: I want to do the splits, on the floor, the wall, high kicking and the whole shebang. (This is going to be hard because I can't touch my toes at all, I have a posterior pelvic tilt and my hamstrings might be the tightest in the universe.)

     

    2. Aesthetics: I want visible abs and I'm a chick, hello effective diet and weighted ab exercises. (I have to get an abdominal surgery in February so this is more of a later 2015 goal)

     

    3. Strength: I used to do curls with 25lbs and I want that back, but not only biceps, I want to see just how many of my weight bering exercises I can get up to 25lbs or beyond this year. (I only have 20lbs weights so I need to get another 5lb weight plate and train at my max intensity, I can do it this year I have no doubt!)

     

    I plan to dominate this year and I absolutely refuse to fail at any of these goals in 2015. #HTH Good Luck to us all with our 2015 goals!

  • Posted On: 01-21-15, 4:31 am (EST) #11

    2015 Goals!

    January 21, 2015, 4:31 am
    Posted by: Jade_Blade

    Great Goals! Very specific. Good luck on the racing and Ultramarathon, I can't do anything like that but I think it's totally amazing when people who can, do so.

     

    My 2015 Goals Are:

    1. Flexibility: I want to do the splits, on the floor, the wall, high kicking and the whole shebang. (This is going to be hard because I can't touch my toes at all, I have a posterior pelvic tilt and my hamstrings might be the tightest in the universe.)

     

    2. Aesthetics: I want visible abs and I'm a chick, hello effective diet and weighted ab exercises. (I have to get an abdominal surgery in February so this is more of a later 2015 goal)

     

    3. Strength: I used to do curls with 25lbs and I want that back, but not only biceps, I want to see just how many of my weight bering exercises I can get up to 25lbs or beyond this year. (I only have 20lbs weights so I need to get another 5lb weight plate and train at my max intensity, I can do it this year I have no doubt!)

     

    I plan to dominate this year and I absolutely refuse to fail at any of these goals in 2015. #HTH Good Luck to us all with our 2015 goals!

    We will reach our goals together Jade_Blade! I actually reached my goals last year and the previous and its all about losing weight this year but it wasn't pleasant at all because I also lost my hard-earned muscles. This year I will try to make it more balanced through diet and consistent lifting, while running is so much fun, I need to control myself to limit it a bit. :) #SHFAthlete #HTH

  • Posted On: 01-28-15, 5:28 pm (EST) #12

    2015 Goals!

    January 28, 2015, 5:28 pm
    Posted by: spide319

    We will reach our goals together Jade_Blade! I actually reached my goals last year and the previous and its all about losing weight this year but it wasn't pleasant at all because I also lost my hard-earned muscles. This year I will try to make it more balanced through diet and consistent lifting, while running is so much fun, I need to control myself to limit it a bit. :) #SHFAthlete #HTH

    Hell yeah! Oh I'm sorry you lost some muscle dieting, I've done that before too! Losing gains through improper dieting is the WORST feeling! Let's do this (only smarter)! #HTH

  • Posted On: 02-03-15, 8:55 am (EST) #13

    2015 Goals!

    February 3, 2015, 8:55 am

    Oh yeah lets do this!!

  • Posted On: 02-03-15, 9:19 am (EST) #14

    2015 Goals!

    February 3, 2015, 9:19 am

    @jade_blade I think we can shake each other's hands in terms of tight hamstrings. Rumanian deadlifts = ouch, ouch, ouch!

     

    But if you keep working on the toe touching and much stretching you should get there. I can place my palms on the floor now and put my nose on my knees, and it stretches the hammies like crazy. Just go step by step. using your hands to pull yourself 'carefully' towards your legs with the upper body helps a lot.

     

    Also stretching the hamstrings by simply laying on the back and then clap your legs over your upper body so that they lay flat over your body and head is an easier way to get them more flexible and to work your way towards being able to touch the toes :)

     

     

    Also: Great Goals for your year! I hope your abdominal surgery goes well =)

     

  • Posted On: 03-21-15, 6:22 pm (EDT) #15

    2015 Goals!

    March 21, 2015, 6:22 pm

    I just reached 11 inc bicepts so I would like to put another inch on them. Also, working on my back this year . Over all I would like to see another 7-10 lbs muscle this year. Spartan Elite is my current goal and by the end of my race season I would like to beat my ranking from last year by doing twice as good and cutting my time in half!

  • Posted On: 03-31-15, 10:44 am (EDT) #16

    2015 Goals!

    March 31, 2015, 10:44 am

    Good Luck =D you can doo eeeeeet!

  • Posted On: 08-15-15, 10:29 pm (EDT) #17

    2015 Goals!

    August 15, 2015, 10:29 pm

    Good luck ;)

  • Posted On: 08-16-15, 4:05 pm (EDT) #18

    2015 Goals!

    August 16, 2015, 4:05 pm

    Let's bump this topic once more.. the year is already going towards its last quarter..

     

    how does it look ladies and gentlemen did you reach any of these goals already? and new goals ?

     

    Mine have changed dramatically, since i kind of made a straight forward boost. everytime i master one thing, 10.000 others are easier and the more new goals i have lol.

     

    No matter the progress i have had enough throwbacks too, where i had to start over and over..

    but i am a hardheadded person so i keep rinsing and repeat until it works.

     

    Especially health has thrown me back several times this year already. But i have come so far ever since my accident 2 years ago.. so enough reason to go on, no matter the throwbacks : )

     

    current goals:

     

    - 1 arm elbow lever (non straddled, can do straddled already)

    - rings pushup-handstand, sink into floating planche in rings

    - weighted dips maybe 30 kilo attached by the end of the year. or somewhat close to this. (at 22 kilo right now)

    - the 4 big compound moves (barbell-squat, -benchpress, -overheadpress, - deadlift)

    increasing the weight lifted as much as i can manage in a current 5x5 regime, didn't set my goals in numbers, as every kilo added is progress =D

     

    - further working on stabilizing my posture (scoliosis)

    - putting on some more lean mass/muscles

     

    So how about all of you??

     

    i know from many of you that you are reaching your goals or parts of them, and i am silently happy everytime i read someone is progressing. Because it's the best reward for all the hard work!!!

     

     

     

     

     

  • Posted On: 09-26-15, 3:51 am (EDT) #19

    2015 Goals!

    September 26, 2015, 3:51 am

    Well, what can I say, we are almost in October. I have big big news, well it is for me, something that I am super proud of and never thought I could achieve ... last month I qualified as a Personal trainer. This was not on my list of 2015 goals!

  • Posted On: 09-28-15, 7:12 pm (EDT) #20

    2015 Goals!

    September 28, 2015, 7:12 pm
    Posted by: kez1978

    Well, what can I say, we are almost in October. I have big big news, well it is for me, something that I am super proud of and never thought I could achieve ... last month I qualified as a Personal trainer. This was not on my list of 2015 goals!

    Hi Kez

     

    That's fantastic news!! I'm so pleased for you! So, what's the next thing? Open a chain of super-successful gyms based on your health and fitness wisdom? Global domination?

     

    Well done.

     

    Cheers

  • Posted On: 10-01-15, 6:11 am (EDT) #21

    2015 Goals!

    October 1, 2015, 6:11 am

    Thanks Philflorey, the next plan is to find clients and build a website.

    Just working on the website at the minute so will let you know when it is live.

    Any tips on what should be on the home page? I have a brief history of moi, followed by what I am hoping to acheive in founding this business and what I can help the client with.

    I see living South Korea agrees with you then. Is the move everything you thought it would be?

    Cheers

    K

     

     

     

  • Posted On: 10-19-15, 4:50 pm (EDT) #22

    2015 Goals!

    October 19, 2015, 4:50 pm

    Hi Kez (@kez1978)

     

    Sorry, I just saw this post and see that I owe you a response!

     

    Is your website up yet? In terms of any tips, I'm a huge fan of broad principles that reflect what's important to you and what kind of client you'd want to help. For example, I'd prefer a PT who has some life experience over a recent school leaver. I'd also prefer a PT who advocated whole foods rather than supplements and also a PT who motivated me and who I had fun with (I love to laugh).

     

    How to capture that in a few sentences is the tricky bit, I reckon!!

     

    Yep, Korea's great. The move has been as expected, but we kept an open mind when doing this. It's our second time living in Asia, with our first being in Vietnam a few years ago. Korea is very similar to Vietnam, but very different too. It's unapologetically Korean, which is the source of its many charms and many frustrations! But the important thing is that the kids have settled in to their new school and we're beginning to get on with building a life here (rather than feeling like we're just visiting)

     

    Good luck with the site!!

     

    Cheers

     

     

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