Too Many Goals? Not Enough Time. Letting Go of Past Failures. How to Proceed... All at Once or One at a Time?

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    Jun 05, 2010 9:11 PM GMT
    I have three main goals. I want to dance. I want to lift. I want to be able to do other athletic activities.

    There's a multitude of "mini-goals" that are derived from the main goals. I want to develop strength and muscle, flexibility and condition, balance and mobility, height and range (jumping/leaping), endurance and more. There are things I want to do like learn to swim, take up a martial art, play tennis, go rock climbing, run a marathon, among other things.

    It's not impossible to achieve them all, but it is very difficult to try to pursue them all at once. They're all good things, I just have to pick one to start with. Therein lies the hardest part.

    I'm 22 right now. From 14 years old to now, I could have done so much. What's continuously running through my mind is that I've wasted so much time with false starts. I feel like I'm running out of time. The older you get, the less of an advantage you have to learn completely new skills/subjects, physically or academically.

    What keeps ringing in my head is "This is it". I've taken off at least one semester from college for personal reasons. Because of this, I have six (or more) solid months before returning to college to start making headway on these goals. Once I go back to college, the academics will take grand priority again and that'll be it. Beyond running out of time, is lack of time. There's only 24 hours a day, factoring in sleep and work, much less than 24.

    I know I need to get over my past... I'm guessing the best way it to start moving forward instead of looking back.

    On to my actual plans. I'm 6'3" and 185lbs, so to break and surpass 200lbs would be astounding. Packing on weight while keeping the bodyfat down would be ideal... but breaking 200lbs is awesome on its own. I can't afford dance classes right now, so Yoga and Pilates should put me in a good place as far as conditioning, balance and flexibility are concerned. But I'll address pursuing dance... in another thread.

    I'm considering Weight Training 4x/week; Hatha Yoga 2x/week; Pilates 2x/week. Is that too much going on per week?
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    Jun 05, 2010 9:17 PM GMT
    SineOfChange saidI have three main goals. I want to dance. I want to lift. I want to be able to do other athletic activities.
    Solution: Become a dancer and lift other dancers while jogging.
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    Jun 06, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    SineOfChange saidI have three main goals. I want to dance. I want to lift. I want to be able to do other athletic activities.
    Solution: Become a dancer and lift other dancers while jogging.


    -_- Not quite the suggestion I'm looking for... but thanks for the humor.
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    Jun 06, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    as a former dancer, i don't see the problem. while dancing i lifted 3-4 times a week and did triathlon training the other days.
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    Jun 06, 2010 6:35 AM GMT
    If you can afford pilates and yoga you can afford dance
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    Jun 06, 2010 8:08 AM GMT
    chungo44 saidIf you can afford pilates and yoga you can afford dance

    The classes come with my NYSC membership ($20/month). A single dance class at any studio at any level in NYC will run $15-20. 2-4 dance classes a week would be murder to my tiny income... so I'm applying for work-study opportunities. The yoga/pilates in the meanwhile should put me in a better place when the time comes.

    These are all the yoga/pilates classes offered in Manhattan through NYSC -- [url]http://www.mysportsclubs.com/clubsched/_classsearchresults.htm?rg=nysc&a=_all+manhattan&prg=group%20exercise%20classes&ec=yoga%20and%20pilates[/url]
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    Jun 06, 2010 8:10 AM GMT
    Hmmm...
    It seems that your concerns are more than just trying to attain a physical goal. Why do you feel that time is running out on you? Is there some other issue you need to face so you can move on towards the solution?