Euro swap for Mavs: Porzingis joins Doncic at Mavs as Nowitzki moves on

first_imgDallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, center, responds to questions during an NBA basketball news conference in Dallas, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are the Euro stars of the future for the Dallas Mavericks now that Dirk Nowitzki has retired after a record 21 seasons with the same franchise.The rookie sensation from Slovenia and the 7-foot-3 Latvian didn’t get to play together in the two months after Dallas acquired Porzingis in a blockbuster trade with the New York Knicks.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US View comments Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart With success in free agency (Dallas is unlikely to have its first-round pick in the June draft because of trading up to get Doncic), the Mavericks could have their loftiest expectations in years.Dallas wasn’t considered a title contender before winning it all in 2010-11, the third season under coach Rick Carlisle. Because the Mavericks didn’t keep all the important players from that championship, they’ve been scrambling with their roster almost every year since.“This is a full-fledged rebuild,” Carlisle said. “We cannot sit here and feel like this is going to be a turnkey operation. There’s a lot of work to continue to do. But I’m extremely optimistic.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far “All I can tell you is we’re gonna fight, we’re going to work hard, we’re gonna try to get into the playoffs. I’m not promising that, but we’ll try everything to do it.”There is some business to take care of before the pairing of Porzingis with Doncic can become official. The 2018 All-Star is a restricted free agent with a $4.5 million qualifying offer.Owner Mark Cuban said during Porzingis’ introductory news conference that the club wanted to sign him to a long-term deal. Rape allegations against Porzingis in New York and a counterclaim of extortion have surfaced since then, and the Mavericks aren’t saying how that case affects their plans for signing him.“Based on the nature of that, I can’t comment on it,” president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said Thursday. “But Kristaps is our No. 1 priority in the offseason.”The second priority is a notable free agent, and Dallas cleared about $30 million in salary cap space by sending Harrison Barnes to Sacramento. The other three starters alongside Doncic when the season started went to the Knicks in the Porzingis deal. The Mavericks also have a large trade exception.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’center_img Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The decision to push the recovery past the one-year mark on Porzingis’ knee injury was essentially an admission by the Mavericks that their focus was on 2019-20.And now that an emotional two-day send-off for the NBA’s most decorated European player is over, Dallas can concentrate on ending a playoff drought that covered Nowitzki’s final three seasons — the longest of the big German’s career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Mavericks didn’t win a playoff series in eight seasons with Nowitzki after he led them to their only championship.“I cannot tell you what to expect,” said Doncic, the overwhelming favorite for rookie of the year despite the second 33-49 record in three seasons for Dallas, with a 24-58 clunker in between. LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “If everybody keeps working hard and improves over the summer, have a healthy (Porzingis) next year, I think they should be fun to watch hopefully for Mavs fans a long, long time,” Nowitzki said in his final chat with reporters a day after playing his final game in San Antonio.“Stay together like that, stay injury-free, add a few veterans here, I think we’re on the right track.”THE NEXT DIRKWhile Doncic is viewed as the next potential face of the franchise, the more immediate Nowitzi replacement could be diminutive guard J.J. Barea. He’s an unrestricted free agent, still recovering from an Achilles injury and might not be ready when the season starts. But Barea also was the only player besides Nowitzki remaining from the title-winning team. Dallas wants him back.“This year I did more talking,” the native of Puerto Rico said. “Next year, I think even more now. Dirk led by example. Me, I gotta talk a little bit more.”OTHER PORZINGIS PIECEThe other potential starter to come with Porzingis was guard Tim Hardaway Jr. He was shut down the final 11 games because of a stress reaction in his left leg that will require surgery.Hardaway has a big contract (two years left on $71 million, four-year deal) so he’s more likely to be around at least another year. He expects to be healthy when the season starts. For him and Porzingis, that would be the first time together since early February 2018.“Those guys that were sitting out the last couple of games of this season, we just kept talking about that, just saying to ourselves, ‘What if, what if, what if,’” Hardaway said.WHAT TO EXPECT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Masters: What’s wrong with Jordan Spieth?last_img read more

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Michael Jordan says Tiger Woods comeback ‘greatest I have ever seen’

first_img“I never thought he’d get back physically. He didn’t think he’d get back physically. But he did it. No one expected him to be back the way he is now. “He’s probably the only person who believed he could get back. To me, that’s a major accomplishment. To me, it’s unbelievable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWoods ended an 11-year major drought with a thrilling and emotional Masters victory on Sunday.Aged 43, Woods trails only Jack Nicklaus who won at age 46 in 1986. Woods has 15 major championships, second to Nicklaus’ 18. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award US golfer Tiger Woods (back) walks during as US former basketball player Michael Jordan (L) poses with a spectator on the third day of the 42nd Ryder Cup at Le Golf National Course at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, south-west of Paris, on September 30, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)Michael Jordan described Tiger Woods’ Masters comeback as the “greatest ever” and added he called the golfing icon to personally congratulate him.“To me it is the greatest comeback I have ever seen,” Jordan told The Athletic. ADVERTISEMENT Just two years ago his back pain was so bad Woods thought he might never play again, let alone win another major.“Mentally, you always think you can. But you can’t answer to what your body has to deal with,” former NBA superstar Jordan said of Woods.“I’m pretty sure he questioned himself, whether he could get it back, and he had to put a lot of work in. But he took it head-on. He had to change his game; he had to change his perspective a little bit.“Dealing with his emotions, obviously he believed in himself. But until you put that into action, sometimes it’s a struggle.” Jordan added that Woods’ confidence will be soaring and that should translate into more victories.ADVERTISEMENT Terence Crawford seeks win first and respect after vs Amir Khan Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far LATEST STORIES MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments “I think he’s gotten over the hump. I think he’s going to win more. It’s tough mentally. It’s absolutely tough mentally. And then you think about the physical. I’m elated.“You don’t know what Tiger is capable of doing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chieflast_img read more

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LM&TC rates, taxes collection system to be upgraded

first_imgLinden Mayor Carwyn Holland has urged members of the community to engage and embrace the Linden Mayor and Town Council, as it embarked on a number of initiatives aimed at development.Linden Mayor Carwyn HollandDuring a recent press conference, Holland said his Council, while being a cash-strapped entity, has been working to ensure that the plans for developing the town into a city were achieved.He said a number of initiatives have been planned, including an upgrade of the rates and taxes collection system. Already, the Council is pleased with its plans for rates and taxes collection, an issue which the previous Council found hard to overcome.“We are looking to upgrade our rates and taxes collection system. We’re looking to see how we can make it easier for persons to pay their rates and taxes. Also, we’re encouraging persons to start paying their rates and taxes. Business would not be as usual in Linden anymore. We have to go the legal and lawful way. In fact, persons who are building without permission, please note that building laws are here, which would cause some distress to persons who don’t follow the rules of the law. We want to encourage people to do things the right way and to come in to the Council and engage us when you’re looking at development and we’re ready to work on that,” Holland said.Additionally, he noted that the toll booth at Kara Kara has been gazetted and would soon be put into operation. The Council has also planned a market front enhancement project in an effort to forge towards making Linden a tourism hub.“It must not be Christmas time or Town Week only that we entertain tourists…We’ve engaged the local tourism body…and so far we are planning a monthly Linden trail, which will be visits to Linden…we’re doing these things to push and stay on our mandate, which is our campaign plan,” the Mayor said.Furthermore, the Mayor said the Council was looking at ways to enhance the National Library at Linden. The Council is also seeking to construct a heritage site to enhance the beauty and culture of the community; however, funding was a main issue, but the municipality has engaged the European Union (EU) in that regard. He added that the municipality was also looking at ways of enhancing the town through sports, as he hailed the recent fruitful engagement with cricket broadcaster Joseph “Reds” Perreira. The Mayor said a second engagement was in the pipeline to involve Linden, Bartica and New Amsterdam.last_img read more

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Driver in fatal Cecil Lake Road accident identified

first_imgHis five-ton water tanker truck was involved in a single vehicle rollover on the 103 Road near the Beatton River Bridge around 8 a.m. on December 11.He had to be extracted from his cab and was taken by ambulance to the Fort St. John Hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries. The cause of his death is still under investigation by the B.C. Coroners Service, WorkSafeBC and the RCMP, and the poor road conditions at the time may have been a factor.- Advertisement –last_img

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Man City and Liverpool to rekindle interest in Lyon flyer?

first_imgManchester City and Liverpool could renew their interest in Yoann Gourcuff, according to the player’s agent.The Lyon midfielder has been linked with a move to a major Champions League contender but injuries have hampered his progress and his big move is yet to happen.Arsene Wenger at Arsenal is also a fan of the player but he too has never been convinced enough to sign the 28-year-old.However, the France international’s agent Didier Poulmaire believes this summer transfer window will yield fresh opportunities for his client to get his big break.“In any market window some foreign clubs come knocking at the door for Yoann,” Poulmaire told Mediaset.“In the past it was the Manchester City to come forward, while this year it happened to be Liverpool and Atletico Madrid.“The top clubs follow him and know his talent and I am sure that will come during the next market with offers for him.” 1 lyon winger Yoann Gourcuff (c) last_img read more

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New Mexico governor helps secure release of journalist in Sudan

first_imgKHARTOUM, Sudan – Sudan’s president agreed Friday to release American journalist Paul Salopek after meeting with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. Richardson said he will pick up the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Chicago Tribune, his Chadian driver and his interpreter in the war-torn Darfur region today. The three were arrested there on charges of espionage. Salopek, who has a home in New Mexico, was on assignment for National Geographic magazine when he was arrested last month and accused of passing information illegally, writing “false news” and entering the African country without a visa. His trial was set to begin Sunday. Richardson said he told President Omar al-Bashir that releasing the three “was the right thing to do.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I was surprised and overwhelmed that it would happen so soon,” Richardson told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “I made a strong pitch on humanitarian grounds and after 30 minutes of my pitch, he agreed to the release.” The Sudanese government confirmed the release without additional comment. Salopek’s wife, Linda Lynch, who traveled to Sudan, said she spoke with her husband and told him the news of the release. “He was delighted and relieved and teased me a bit about our meeting this way in Sudan,” the wife said. Tribune Editor Ann Marie Lipinski, who also made the trip, said Salopek told her Friday after learning of his release that he was “dancing in the moonlight.” In 2001, Salopek won a Pulitzer for international reporting for his work covering Africa. In 1998, he won a Pulitzer for explanatory reporting for his coverage of the Human Genome Diversity Project.last_img read more

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Championship round-up: Sunderland claim first home win of 2017

first_img1 New boss Chris Coleman has ended Sunderland’s miserable win-less run at the Stadium of Light Sunderland 1-0 FulhamBetter late than never! Sunderland finally claimed their first home victory of 2017 as 18-year-old Josh Maja’s goal was enough to see off Fulham.The much-maligned Black Cats were close to going a whole calendar year without winning in front of their fans, but an inspired doubled substitution from new boss Chris Coleman turned the tide at the Stadium of Light.Sunderland had not won at home since 17 December 2016, when they beat Watford in the Premier League. There have been signs of improvement since Coleman took over on Wearside and he was desperate to see the 21-match run without a home win – a day short of going a full calendar year without winning on their own turf – come to an end before Christmas.It appeared they could be frustrated again when good efforts from Lewis Grabban and James Vaughan were saved by Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli.But, five minutes after being brought on for his senior debut, youngster Maja was an instant hero as he found the net on 77 minutes to finally give Sunderland’s beleaguered fans something to cheer about.It was a tidy finish too from the academy graduate and it was enough to lift Sunderland out of the Championship’s bottom three against a Fulham side which had won three of its previous four games.Birmingham City 1-2 Queens Park Rangers:Jack Robinson scored twice to earn QPR a 2-1 win at Birmingham which plunged the hosts to the foot of the Championship table.The full-back scored his first league goal to open the scoring in the 16th minute and grabbed the winner seven minutes from time after Sam Gallagher’s equaliser.Robinson’s double earned Rangers their first away win in 18 games on their travels, their last one having come in a 4-1 win at Birmingham in February.The situation is looking increasingly bleak for Blues, though, as they lost for the third game running. Steve Cotterill has presided over just two wins in his 11 games in charge and, most worryingly of all, has seen his side manage just four goals.Bristol City 2-1 Nottingham Forest:Long-range goals from Marlon Pack and Joe Bryan set Bristol City on course to boost their Championship promotion bid with victory over Nottingham Forest at Ashton Gate.Midfielder Pack broke the deadlock on 36 minutes, accepting a Korey Smith pass 25 yards out and beating Jordan Smith with a sweetly struck right-footed drive. Bryan netted from even further out in first-half stoppage time, hammering a left-footed shot that appeared to wrong-foot goalkeeper Smith as it flashed into the net.Forest replied with a special goal of their own two minutes after the break, Kieran Dowell advancing to strike a 30-yard shot past Frank Fielding with his left foot to stun the home fans.But the visitors could not force an equaliser in a closely fought clash that did credit to both sides.Leeds United 1-0 Norwich CityPontus Jansson scored the winner as Leeds continued their revival with a 1-0 victory over Norwich at Elland Road which kept them on the brink of the play-off places.Six defeats in seven league matches had seen Leeds plummet down the table, heaping the pressure on boss Thomas Christiansen.But results have improved drastically over the last month and Jansson’s header – his second in as many home games – made it 13 points from a possible 18 to leave United one off the top six.The impressive Alex Pritchard hit the crossbar late on for Norwich, who suffered a fourth consecutive defeat on the road, as they pushed hard for an equaliser.Derby County 2-0 Aston VillaAndreas Weimann came back to haunt his former club with the opening goal that set Derby on their way to victory over Aston Villa at Pride Park.The Austria international, who joined County from Villa in 2015, scored after a mistake by Glenn Whelan, tapping in at the back post from Matej Vydra’s pass.Villa, whose injury problems were highlighted by Josh Onomah playing as a striker, created very little throughout the game and were easily second-best here – with Scott Hogan’s off-target header the closest they came.And Johnny Russell added Derby’s second goal in the first minute of added time with a neat finish to seal the Rams’ fifth victory in six games.Millwall 2-1 Middlesbrough:Jed Wallace and George Saville scored first-half goals to give Millwall victory over Middlesbrough at the Den.The Lions twice caught Boro on the counter-attack and stretched their unbeaten league run to three games.Stewart Downing pulled a goal back for the away side from long range as Middlesbrough looked to take something from the game.But even as the visitors pushed, Millwall had the better chances and deserved their win.Preston North End 1-0 Sheffield United:Preston extended their unbeaten run to six Championship games as Jordan Hugill scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Sheffield United at Deepdale.Hugill’s strike means that the Blades are now winless in five games and have also lost four of those five matches.Victory for Preston in the first Championship meeting between the sides since 2011 lifts Alex Neil’s side to within two points of the play-off places.Ipswich 2-0 Reading:Ipswich halted Reading’s unbeaten five game run and moved up to eighth in the Championship table with a 2-0 victory.The Suffolk side now sit two points off the play-off places on 35, two positions below Sheffield United who are sixth on 37.Goals came from Callum Connolly in the third minute and Joe Garner after 27 minutes but it was in front of the home side’s lowest attendance of the season of 13,832.Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Burton Albion:Lloyd Dyer scored the only goal of the game as Burton moved off the foot of the table with a precious 1-0 victory at fellow strugglers Bolton.The experienced winger fired in his fourth goal of the season midway through the first half to lift Burton above the Trotters in the standings, with Birmingham now rock-bottom.Albion had taken only one point from their last five league matches and this was only their second victory in 14 games but they certainly did not look like a struggling side and were worthy winners at the Macron Stadium.Brentford 0-0 Barnsley:Barnsley ended a five-game losing streak with a hard-earned point in a 0-0 stalemate at Brentford.The Tykes had goalkeeper Adam Davies to thank for stopping the rot with a brilliant injury time save when he tipped Ollie Watkins’ sizzling angled drive just past the post.last_img read more

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Villaraigosa emphasizes integrity, ethics to commissioners

first_imgAfter taking office, Villaraigosa removed lobbyists from city commissions and required commissioners and general managers to sign an ethics pledge. kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s very important that we all understand the key to our success and to restoring confidence is that people (have) to know you are above the fray,” Villaraigosa said. Airport, Harbor, and Water and Power commissioners came under fire during the previous administration of James Hahn for heavy fundraising and allegedly fostering an atmosphere at those three departments in which businesses felt they needed to make political contributions to win city business. The play-to-play concerns spawned several investigations, prompting some commissioners to quit – and recently resulted in the filing of bribery, conflict-of-interest and perjury charges against former Airport Commissioner Leland Wong. Hahn responded by proposing a code of ethics that prohibited commissioners from fundraising. Villaraigosa and the City Council have also sought to distance political appointees from negotiating and handling contracts for millions of dollars in city projects and programs. To help head off the “pay-to-play” concerns that followed his predecessor’s appointees, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gathered more than 200 city commissioners Tuesday night for a review of ethics and conflict-of-interest rules. The meeting at the Los Angeles River Center was designed to reiterate the role of city commissioners and explain the mayor’s goals and expectations. A private reception was held afterward. Some 222 men and women sit on some 43 commissions that set the city’s policy on services ranging from animal control to redevelopment to the Police Department. Villaraigosa has appointed 179 new commissioners since taking office in July 2005, and he told them that integrity and ethics are his top priorities. last_img read more

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Arsenal star to retain spot vs Valencia despite Leicester City horror show

first_imgArsenal must put their woeful Premier League form behind them tonight as they play Valencia in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final.The Gunners have looked intent on blowing a place in the the top four this season, losing their last three league domestic matches to Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Leicester City – conceding three goals in each. 3 huge blow Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Getty talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… gameday cracker Is this Unai Emery’s team to face Valencia in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final? ADVICE 3 LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Hector Bellerín (knee), Rob Holding (knee), Aaron Ramsey (hamstring), Denis Suárez (groin), and Danny Welbeck (ankle) are all out of the match, while there are doubts over Nacho Monreal (calf), and Mesut Özil (foot).So, how could Arsenal look at the Emirates as they host Valencia? See our prediction below. LIVE ON talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars They will need to summon a huge performance at the Emirates, knowing an away goal for their Spanish opponents could really scupper their chances of progressing to the final in Baku, Azerbaijan.Manager Unai Emery is still without several first-team stars as injuries take their toll on his squad. But Ainsley Maitland-Niles should start after his red card against Leicester City as Unai Emery continues to rotate in certain positions.center_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF 3 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining Arsenal manager Unai Emery barks orders on the touchline. tense REVEALED Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Cardiff vs Crystal Palace (Saturday 5:30pm) – talkSPORT Michael Oliver shows Ainsley Maitland-Niles a red card REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REPLY last_img read more

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DD Fitness: Are you on the fast track to failure?

first_imgWe live in an age where everything is about instant gratification.When we want something, we want it now; High speed broadband, instant coffee, self-serve checkouts, instant downloads, instant messenger, stream live movies; Ebay, Amazon, PayPal, the list goes on and on.We have become used to not having to wait for anything. Turn on YouTube to upload a video and if we have to wait longer than 10 seconds for it to load, we will lose interest and move onto another.People get frustrated if they have to queue, are stuck in traffic or get stuck behind a slow driver.Researchers in Canada conducted a study on the human attention span and found that since the year 2000, the average attention span has dropped from 12 seconds to 8 seconds.We are on a par with a goldfish. If these studies are true, you probably haven’t read this far.But if you have, here is how this can hinder you weight loss goals. When it comes to weight loss, the same expectations apply.We live in an age where someone is disappointed if they only lose a pound per week when on a weight loss program.Guys who are looking to build muscle are turning to P.E. D’s so they can get to where they want to be as fast as possible, because doing it naturally ‘takes too long’.People are always looking for the quickest way to get in shape while doing the least amount of work. Diet companies promise unsustainable weight loss statistics in an attempt to attract the most customers.The problem with always looking for the quickest way to do anything, is when you finally reach your goal, you will probably go back to your starting point just as quick, if not quicker.How’s that for high speed?Goals have to be realistic. I had a conversation with a woman who wanted to lose weight for a family event that was 10 months down the road.She wanted to lose 2 stone for the event but was getting frustrated that the weight was coming off too slowly.She was ONLY losing 1lb per week.It was getting to the point where she was so frustrated that she felt like giving up. 2 stone is 28lbs.There are roughly 40 weeks in 10 months. 28lbs divided into 40 weeks is 0.7lbs per week.She was .3lbs a week over what she needed, which means if she kept going she would have nearly 3 stone off come the event. Almost a full stone more than her intended target.Yet she was ready to quit! Why?She was ready to quit because she was being influenced by was she saw and heard through the media, internet, friends and her work colleagues.They were all telling her that she should be losing weight, faster than she was losing it and the fact that it wasn’t quick enough meant that the program ‘obviously wasn’t working’, so why bother trying at all?Why bother trying if you can’t get long term results in the shortest time frame possible, even if what is suggested is impossible.Great advice, huh?Misinformation and negativity like this makes it very hard for people when they set out on their goals.You feel as if you should always be getting there faster.You lose 5lbs the first week, so you want 10lbs the next, then 20lbs and so on.It is completely unrealistic to expect goals like this to be achieved or to be sustainable, even if they were to be reached.If you managed to reach them in this manner, it would be like bungee jumping.You start your extreme diet (jump)… Speed towards your goal (the decent) … Reach your goal (bungee at full stretch) …Then get snapped right back to where you started, because the way you got there wasn’t realistic or sustainable.You eventually end up back to where you started or further behind, and you have learned nothing about ways to succeed with your diet and nutrition.If you have a goal, allow yourself plenty of time to get there.Set out a plan that allows you to reach your goal in the healthiest way possible.Yes, you may have days where you will feel hungry, or irritated, or fed up, but if that is every day from the start of the plan, and continues on throughout the rest of the plan, you should know that this is not the right way to go.Make it (SMART), sustainable, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time based per your goals.Once you reach it, keeping it will be easy.#TrainSmartIf you have any question on this article or for getting a tailored program to help you reach your goals, please contact me through the link below:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118Or on my website:http://www.rushefitness.ie/* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessDD Fitness: Are you on the fast track to failure? was last modified: January 14th, 2017 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:emmet rushefitnessGoalsnew years resolutionsweight losslast_img read more

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