Health and fitness goals

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: My goal is to...
    attain a certain weight because it is in a healthy range : (16 votes)
    21 %
    attain a certain weight even though it is not healthy : (2 votes)
    3 %
    get into those jeans from high school : (6 votes)
    8 %
    reduce my cholesterol : (2 votes)
    3 %
    build muscle : (17 votes)
    22 %
    gain fat : (0 votes)
    lose fat : (22 votes)
    29 %
    stabilize blood sugar : (0 votes)
    build a healthy relationship with food : (11 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    24457 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    The main number I’m working on is cholesterol. Mine was high enough to be put on medicine a few months ago and I want to get off of it. I don’t weigh myself except at the doctor so I don’t go by weight.

    As for not numbers goals, I want to build up my strength and build muscle.

    Post # 5
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @DaneLady:  Main goal is to be healthy!!  That can be achieved at any size/shape or weight.  The numbers are absolutely important, but also are at the hands of genetics too, which makes it more difficult for others.  I am blessed with limited issues – in family history – of blood pressure/cholestoral.  And, so far, those numbers are very healthy per my doctor. However, we have a strong cancer lineage, and so I know leading a healthy lifestyle MAY help hinder the outcome.  


    With that said, I try to lead a healthy lifestyle by working out (at least 4 times a week), and preparing meals from ‘scratch’.  I also pack my lunch pretty often, and eat breakfast daily 🙂


    Currently, I am trying (and not too too hard because I have NO self control with the holidays!), to lose the last 10 lbs of a goal weight I set in March.  The number is within a healthy range for me, and was something I wanted to achieve when I had gained an unhealthy amount of weight.  I do not step on the scale daily though, not at all.  I usually gauge by the way my clothes are fitting.  Although I would LIKE to be a pants size smaller, the size I am wearing now makes me really proud, and I think I look pretty good!!






    Post # 6
    8510 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I put:

    attain a certain weight because it is in a healthy range (in reality I have a weight I’m comfortable at that happens to fall within the “healthy range” so my goal is really to just maintain this weight)

    build muscle

    lost fat (it was more just keep extra fat from appearing!)

    increase endurance

    be stronger

    eat healthy- other (make my meals, eat whole foods, etc)


    All of my important numbers (cholesterol, blood pressure, etc) have always been perfect so right now they’re not really a goal of mine (I’m not trying to improve my numbers anyway) but definitely a huge benefit of health/fitness and in the future they could become a goal obviously.

    Post # 7
    2372 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    I want to:

    -Get into those jeans from high school — well, not high school, but my first few years of college!  I just want to go down a pants size or two.

    -I want to lose fat and build some muscle. So I have a leaner body but I am also stronger!

    -And so of course I also checked build endurance and be stronger!

    And of COURSE I like cheese so all this is not easy 😛  I have never been a big stickler on my weight, because I know its so subjective.  To me, its about how my clothes fit and how I see myself in the mirror (no cellulite pllleeeaassseee) and how I FEEL.

    Post # 8
    8389 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I voted “other” and “I like cheese.”  My only real fitness goal is to not get injured.  I’m terrified of having a bad back, so I usually workout in order to stay flexible and strong.  Of course, I’d love to lose fat, but my “I like cheese” attitude often prevents me from doing so.

    Post # 10
    1125 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Basically I am at a healthy weight, my cholesterol levels are great and blood pressure is perfect as well… Healthy healthy girl.

    So my goals are more of feeling great about how I look while maintaining a good relationship with food, which took me a long time to develop.

    I just had two babies and I’m happy that I still look and feel great, but I would like to get back into my pre-pregnancy clothes and back to my previous weight, so lose about 7 pounds and one pant size… I’d like to get back my six-pack abs and reduce fat on my thighs/butt (which I suspect will be attained when I stop breastfeeding).

    Call me shalllow for these goals are about looks… but since I am already in terrific shape healthwise, I can manage to set these goals for myself without becoming too obsessed with them. If I don’t get there, at least I still feel good about myself and I know I am as healthy as I could be since I eat well and exercise daily.


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