Fitness Bucket List
A fitness bucket list can be a source of motivation. A bucket list is a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. A.K.A. a list of things a person plans to do before they die. I posted the question on my Facebook page, “what’s on your bucket list?” I had a slew of responses. The most common were travel. Items on my readers’ bucket lists included scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, visiting Malta, etc.
One of my Facebook friends, Christine, responded “I think it’s just that I feel like it’s making plans for my death. I want to just keep living and striving to be better.” I thought this was a very interesting way of looking at it. I appreciated her honesty about it.
Why should someone have bucket list? There are many reason to have a bucket list. The reasons to have a fitness bucket list are the same as the ones to have a “regular” bucket list. Check out what those some of those reasons are:
- WHY: Why do you do what you do? This is your WHY. Your WHY can help you determine whether you really want to do said activity. Whether it’s to run a marathon, bungee jump, whatever IT is.
- GOALS: Having a bucket list is similar to having goals. That bucket list will keep you focused on what you SHOULD be doing next.
- DIRECTION: Design your own life plan. When you write down your goals, you will have a clear path to follow. There will always be something that needs to be done NOW. A bucket list will help you stay on course.
A fitness bucket list doesn’t vary much from a “regular” bucket list. The only difference is that all the items are fitness related. I asked a few of my fellow Girls Gone Sporty Ambassadors what their fitness bucket list items were. Here is a list of a few of their items:
- Run a half marathon and get my fitness certification after I finish my health coaching courses. ~Kelli at Mom 4ce
- Complete a triathlon. ~Rachel at Running Rachel
- Get my yoga teacher certification! ~Rebecca at Strength and Sunshine
- Open my own gym/Pilates/PT studio. ~Melissa at Forever Fitting In
As you can see the fitness bucket list items vary. Now that I’ve shared my fellow GGS Ambassadors’ lists. Let me share my own:
- Run the Boston, Chicago, and New York Marathons
- Complete a triathlon (Not an Ironman, just a shorter, local event)
My fitness bucket list is not very long at the moment. I don’t want to add items just to have something on there. The items on my list are things that have a deep sentiment for me.
What’s on YOUR bucket list? Why did you choose those items?