[I had way too much fun with Photoshop yesterday.]
Recently on Twitter, Fit Bottomed Girls posted a link to this article by Steve Ruiz on his compilation of a fitness bucket list. If you have seen the movie Bucket List with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, you know what I’m talking about.
A bucket list is essentially a list of all the things you want to accomplish before you, ahem, kick the bucket.
Some of the things Steve wrote on his fitness bucket list were bench pressing 300 pounds, hiking to the summit of a mountain, and running a marathon in Greece.
The best part of this list is that it can be as crazy and as ‘out there’ as you want to make it. It is your list and you can write any crazy fitness goal you have ever dreamed of!
Of course, I was super, super excited to make my own fitness bucket list!!
Being a visual person, I knew I wanted something I could put up on the wall to motivate and inspire me.
I printed off this image of a bucket onto cardstock. Click image for the full size and you can save it to your desktop. Print away.
After printing on cardstock, I took a pair of scissors and made a slit in the top of the bucket going horizontally. After that, I taped a piece of paper on the backside of the bucket. The paper will catch the list item that you stick through the slit.
Then I typed up and printed off the list items and I cut them up into long strips. Finally, I printed a title for my bucket and taped that on.
Voila…my very own real life fitness bucket list:
Here are the fitness things I want to do before I kick the bucket!! ;)
- Run half marathon
- Run sub 2hr half marathon
- Climb Canadian Rockies
- Take yoga class in yoga studio
- Indoor rock climbing
- Run marathon
- Outdoor rock climbing
- Sky dive
- 25 regular push-ups without stopping
- Sail on a catamaran
- Learn how to scuba dive
- Run a race in a foreign country
- Organize a huge charity run with bloggers/readers
Once I accomplish goals on my list, I am going to pull out the strip and staple/tape it to the side of the bucket.
I put it on beside my desk so I can see it each and every day to motivate me to stay on the right fitness track. I think this will be especially motivating once winter hits! It puts a big smile on my face when I look at it and imagine myself doing all of those things.
What would your fitness bucket list say? In other words, if you knew you could NOT fail, what would you do?
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
~Norman Vincent Peale