How do you come up with your fitness goals?

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    Apr 18, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    How do you know what's realistic for your body? Almost nothing I do makes a difference to my weight or appearance... My strength and endurance change, but are still pretty unaffected by diet. I overheard guys talking about goals and even having a 5-yr fitness goal. I thought there was little point to me having goals... What could I benefit if my body is so resistant to change? As far as health benefits, I think I'm as good as one could get.
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    Apr 18, 2012 11:06 AM GMT
    For me fitness goals are about performance rather than my weight or appearance. In my case I race in triathlon so my focus is on running, swimming and cycling with my goals all centered around speed and distance and are dependent on the race season I have planned. Goals are about accomplishing things and if you define fitness as just weight and appearance you are really setting up your own limitations on what you can accomplish.


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    Apr 18, 2012 11:25 AM GMT
    Look at what I got, then look at what I want for myself, and finally look up reasonable goals based on the first 2 requirements and grow from novice up!
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    Apr 18, 2012 11:34 AM GMT
    it's important to have both long term and short term goals. I got into fitness because i wanted my chest to stick out further then my belly LOL
    ultimately my goal has always been 45" chest and 17" arms with all else symmetrical. in the short term i set bf% goals and broke iot up into 12 week segments. it's been a long haul but I've done ok. I think the diet is the hardest part. if y9ou want good definition y9ou need LOW BF %. size for me is tougher and I've never gotten as biog as i want, but i never stop trying. thee are all kinds of ways and plans out there you have to work through them till you find the one or two that work for you.
    most of all in the short term set reasonable obtainable goals
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    Apr 18, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    So I guess you guys continue to set your goals based on previous success, whether it's improving performance or making slow gains...