Thursday, January 19, 2012

What's Your Bucket List?

This year I will be turning 40!  Part of my weight loss journey two years ago started with looking at my future.  Where did I want to be in life at age 40?  What should my life look like?  I knew part of the picture was not wanting to be morbidly obese!  For me there was nothing more sad than reaching age 40 knowing my life was half over and the majority of it was spent being overweight/obese/morbidly obese and having aching knees and no energy etc.... I didn't want my kids to see this is what happens at 40: your health is in the toilet and you live for everyone  and take care of everyone but yourself.  What kind of legacy would I be leaving my boys?  I wanted my boys to see that life was about living.  Not about sitting on the couch and living life through other people's adventures.  This year to celebrate my 40th birthday (I'm a gemini btw) I wanted to set and achieve some goals.

So I came up with a list to complete by the end of the year:

Complete at least one (maybe two) Sprint Triathlons.
Run my second half Marathon.
Run the same 5k as last year to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day and the anniversary of the date when I started running (and hopefully beat my time in the first race).
Snowboard (it's been at least 10yrs - the last time I did snowboard my jacket was a size XL)
Go back to school part time for Health and Exercise Science (my nutrition class starts next week!)
Run a full marathon (this is a goal that wont happen till sometime in 2013 as my plate is pretty full! - LOL!)

What is your bucket list and why?  I'd love to hear about it!  If you don't have a list try starting one now.  Just write down what ever you would like to do and then start making a plan to accomplish your goals.  You can do it no matter what!

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