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    Jul 13, 2011 11:45 AM GMT
    Anyone ever look in the mirror one day and think, I'm done. I've accomplished what I wanted with my body and I just need to mantain or is it a constant persuit for better?
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    Jul 13, 2011 12:04 PM GMT
    I've been there before, I want back there again.

    So yes I have had it, it's a nice feelin and workouts are SOOOO much faster hahaha

    Having said that I still had small goals like increasing deadlifts or developing a stronger core but none of it related to size more capability and capacity.
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    Jul 13, 2011 12:33 PM GMT
    Yep, reached that point a few months ago.
    Now it's just maintenance with a very slow gain in muscle size, which means I'll probably end up getting even more defined...nice bonus for staying fit.
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    Jul 13, 2011 1:02 PM GMT
    Noooooo.... I was just trying on clothes in the changing room and feeling thoroughly depressed at all the reflections icon_sad.gif

    I hope that one day I can say "I'm done." Or at least, that's all I can do. I like working out and improving my body but if I get to a certain point and I'm still not happy and I feel like it's taking over my life, I hope I'll have the sense to realise there is more to life than the body of my dreams.

    But we'll see...
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    Jul 13, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    Not exactly but I have looked in the mirror and asked, why am I doing all this? Is the constant pain of something pulled, pinched or sore really helping me in some way? I do wonder if even though I've not met my most likely unattainable goal, should I just try and maintain where I am since it's not as bad as I was?
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    Jul 13, 2011 2:43 PM GMT
    Hmm. This weekend I looked at myself and thought that I reached my first goal. I can take my shirt off without putting my arm in front of my stomach like I am going to barf. Probably the first time in my life I have felt that way.

    I dont think I will ever get a perfect body because I dont have the genetics for it and I wont diet the way I would need too to get it. So I dont think I would ever look and think "Im done". I would look and say "I am happy with what I have"
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    Jul 13, 2011 5:51 PM GMT
    yes and no. i train for a variety of reasons. yes, there was a point when i was heavy and i've lost that weight and don't want to lose more. but in terms of any other issue, i just like training alot so i mix things up. i'm never done mixing things up. it's not for vanity. training is the best antidepressant around.
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    Jul 13, 2011 9:54 PM GMT
    Not yet. I hope I will always have something to work on. It is a part of my motivation equation.
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    Jul 13, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    Interesting perspectives, keep em coming.
    I was 248 and am down to 215 and gained definition. I still wanna go down at least another 20 or 30. At 5'10" the lowest in my youth was 180 but then I had no muscle.
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    Jul 15, 2011 4:03 AM GMT
    I feel like I've accomplished what I set out to accomplish. The goal now is to keep what I've got. Not so easy for us centenarians.

    The hard work continues.
  • wander2340

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    Jul 15, 2011 4:13 AM GMT
    Interesting topic!

    It is very cool to look in the mirror and see a nice body in the reflection. But, I am not even close to being satisfied. Arms are too small, abs are not defined enough, need to work on my legs, etc... I don't think I'll ever feel like I'm done because I have so much work still to be done.
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    Jul 15, 2011 4:13 AM GMT
    For me it's a constant goal, elusive and forever out of reach it seems. For over 30 years I wished I was more muscular but genetics are solidly lined up against me. I will persevere, if only out of habit...
    (actually my gym time is my "me" time so I guess it's more than just habit now icon_smile.gif
  • Zcube

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    Jul 15, 2011 5:44 AM GMT
    I thought I came close to it, then I realized, what's the point? I'm doing this to live a better life and honestly, the endorphins I get from working out make me feel great as a person and = a better friend/person to meet. hehe. Plus it's fun anyway so I could keep working out and make new goals every time I think I reach a goal.