Goal Setting: What Now?

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As I've blogged about before, I was in the process of cutting down and getting my ass in shape. While my weight loss goals started as an endeavour to simply "lose weight" - they shortly become a quest to stand on stage & compete in my first local bodybuilding show. The fire was sparked. I started in February weighing near 215lbs and a chubby little lifter. Six months later I'm weighing 173lbs today with abdominals showing. I cannot say it was completely easy but I will say I had a burning desire to compete and to prove to myself that I could. It was never my goal to win, however, my only goal was TO COMPETE.  However, there were personal circumstances that kept me from competing this weekend, none of my choosing.

So now I'm left in this conundrum of selecting new goals. After six months of not missing a workout, meal, or cardio session - I can tell you a little two week vacation away from the gym is going to be WELL DESERVED & LOOK FORWARDED TO.  So what are my plans now? Like any bodybuilder I'm going to try to improve on my weaknesses. I'm going to do everything in my power to stay as lean as am now while trying to add and improve my physique. Maybe down the road when the time is right, I'll be able to compete in my first local bodybuilding show.

So... In the next few weeks you will start to see some new goals coming from me other than six pack abs. :) They've been a great goal and I have loved striving for them. I'm a bit lost right now on exactly WHAT my new goals are, but I have a few in mind. I think after this little hiatus away from the gym, I'll come back refreshed, engaged and ready to make some awesome gains in the 09/10 year.