Thursday, June 28, 2012

My Fitness Bucket List! What's on yours?

Lately I've noticed lots of attention on Twitter and Pinterest regarding bucket lists, in particular fitness inspired lists. Seeing all of these great ideas and goals totally captured my attention and inspired me to make my own. I LOVE the concept of getting it all down on a list, goal setting and taking the steps to make it happen. There are so many things that I want to do, but the following are a few of the most important ones to me:

Run the CRIM (10 mile), Tough Mudder, run a 8k, run a half marathon, basically run MORE! - There are so many fun races that I am constantly finding more and more that I'd love to do. It's hard to narrow it down to just one or two. I had planned on running the CRIM 8k this summer but my recent foot injury might prevent that. :( Other items along the lines of this, I'd love to also run more races for causes and run a 5k in under 25 minutes.

Receive my personal trainer and CHES certification - I've yet to decide whether to go with ACE or NASM for personal training so if you have any input that would be awesome! The CHES is something that I would love to get for health education and am hoping to do this fall.

Do a triathlon! - I've always thought that this would be awesome to do and saw one this past month. The only thing really holding me back: swimming!

Go white water rafting. - Looks like so much fun, adventurous and have heard rave things about it.

Try rock climbing (non-indoor facility) - I love rock climbing indoors so super excited to do this. I've already made plans to do this over the summer in West Virginia so I can't wait! Also will notch another thing off my list while on this trip (climb a mountain) so double win!

Go paddle boarding. - Hoping to find somewhere nearby to do this over the summer. Looks really relaxing and potentially a good arm workout.

Go heli-boarding. - Terrified to do this, but so desperately want to! I love snowboarding and the extremes so this would completely satisfy it all.

Learn to box. - Learning to box would be so empowering.

Be able to do more inverted yoga poses - I've managed to do a few, but need to work on more upper body strength to get there, but will one day (soon!). This video is one of my favorites:
Amazing, right?!?!

Volunteer with Girls on the Run or a similar organization. - I love so many things about this organization. I found out about it late in my college career and was so sad I was never able to participate. The new community I have moved to doesn't have one so maybe I can help to initiate one in the area.

Motivate others to live fit and health lives. - This is incredibly important to me. I love inspiring and educating others on living and leading a healthy life. It's empowering to help people realize that they have the potential to change their lives for the better. I love that preventative health is finally coming to light and having more attention brought to it.

Aside from this list there are so many more and the list will continue to grow I'm sure. For my complete list you can check out my Pinterest board here: Fitness Bucket List. I've included on there a few that I've already completed to and hope to update it as time goes on. My completed tasks so far: Help plan a 5k, Warrior Dash, Run a 8 minute mile, indoor rock climbing.

What are a few things that are on your fitness bucket list? Do you have ones that you've already completed?


  1. What a great list!!!! I am an ACE certified personal trainer and learned a ton, but NASM is very well respected as well! It depends on what kind of facility you want to work in.

    Some of my top fitness bucket list items include:
    Running a marathon
    Obtaining a nutrition certificatio or maybe a 2nd masters degree
    Paddleboarding - this made me smile when I saw yours
    Be able to do 5 pull ups
    Improve my swimming

    1. I'm looking into getting PT certified to work within a gym facility and also in the health promotion and education field. I think I'm going to ask around to some of my prior professors and see what they recommend.

      A lot of your bucket list items are ones that I want to do too. I'd love to get a nutrition certification and paddleboarding looks so fun! I need to work on that swimming if I want to do a triathlon someday. ;)

  2. A Tri is on mine too, I stink at yoga though.
    Here is mine:

    1. I love your list! I had to add the Grand Canyon Rim one because that would be amazing! I left you a comment about a protein drink that I really like too (Big Train - Mocha flavor). It does not taste like a protein drink at all!

  3. Love this list! You have just inspired me to do my own post. :)

    1. Yay! I'm looking forward to seeing it! It was really fun to put together (and I'm still adding things to it).

  4. Exercising can be a huge challenge for some people, but certainly for you, because your list is packed with different sports and physical activities. You even added boxing to the sports you wanted to learn. Now I’m curious on the list you made for this year. Cheers!

    Barbara Cales @ Legends Boxing Gym

  5. Staying fit and healthy is something everyone would want. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to achieve for some, mostly because they're busy with work and other responsibilities. But I guess you will not have a hard time, because you have a bucket list to guide you, and the opportunity to plan it out, so you can prepare for it beforehand. That was definitely a great start. And I hope you’ll able to do all of it, especially the yoga part. It will not only help you stay fit and healthy, but it is also a great stress reliever. Enjoy!

    Conrad Mills @ Toronto Top Team

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