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#140Wednesdays: This Week I’m Going to Work On…

Written on February 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm , by

The first step to any goal is to lace up and get moving. (Photo courtesy of Alexa Miller)

Setting goals is one of the keys to living a fit and healthy life. Whether you are a big picture goal setter or prefer little milestones along the way, having something to focus on can keep your priorities straight and help you stick to your weekly workout schedule. This week we want to know what you’re working on! Read below to see what our Twitter followers have on their to do list, you might even find a new goal to add to your own.

@LAcutieonduty: This week I’m going to work on my abs. (FIT TIP: Working on the same body part? Try these exercises to sculpt your core.)

@misschoclatrain: This week I’m going to work on my 5K training! (FIT TIP: This training plan will help get you started!)

@kristy_joy: This week I’m going to work on my miles. I’m trying to rack them up!

@Leslie_Wallace: This week I’m going to work on relaxing and getting a good night’s sleep. I think it will help with my morning workouts.

@HungryRunner: This week I’m going to work on running faster by running smarter! (Better technique, longer strides)

@ONeener: This week I’m going to work on PORTION CONTROL.

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#140Wednesdays: What Image Do You Keep Handy to Reach Your Fitness Goals? #GoalGetter

Written on January 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm , by

What's 10 more minutes on the treadmill for a flat abs like these this summer? (Photo courtesy of Ericka McConnell)

We all use different techniques to get through a particularly tough workout, but one of the biggest motivators are images. Thanks to the latest Web-obsession with Pinterest (Are you following us? Click here to do so right this minute!) We’ve been seeing tons of goal getting pics from sculpted hot bods to warm destinations where the only appropriate clothing to don is a bikini. So we decided to ask you, what image do you keep handy to help you reach your fitness goals?

@BethClark410: Me at my heaviest. It’s on my phone as a reminder to never go back and to keep moving forward. pic.twitter.com/tgynTEOE #goalgetter

@StacyLazar: Delicious and healthy meals waiting for me at the finish line.

@tattoo54: I keep my starting photo many places to remind myself to maintain my 90+ lb. loss. #goalgetter

@sjcowboys5: My wife keeps pictures of Jen Nicole Lee. #goalgetter

@JaclynCarnazza: This one! lockerz.com/s/177637363 #goalgetter

@LNLellaa: A picture of myself when I was at my absolute best fitness-wise. In a swimsuit nonetheless! #goalgetter

@KateWilliamson: I have a photo of @KourtneyKardash in a bikini taped to my treadmill. I’ll get that body if it kills me! #goalgetter

@mae_evans_lee: I have my calorie counter on both my phone and computer.  I also have a goal dress up on my wall, I need a new one now!

Now tell us: What motivational image do you use to lose weight or stick to your fitness goals?