By: Coach Travis
I assume we all have a bucketlist of some sort. That list of awe-inspiring, self defining moments that you want to accomplish in your lifetime and relish in forever. You may even daydream about them and what it would feel like to be there in the remarkable moment. I know I do. And it really is quite inspiring for me. It picks me up and gives me a boost of direction when I need it most.
How many of your bucketlist moments are fitness based or require a certain level of fitness? Do you want to run in a marathon- maybe not just any marathon, but the Boston marathon? Do you want to hike Half Dome? Or maybe take up surfing? How about snowboarding in the Alps? Or chasing after the grandkids and playing catch with ease? Maybe trekking to Disneyland for 3 days of endurance training ;-)? Or dancing gracefully, confidently on your cruise?
Many of my clients have a bucketlist item that inspires them, keeps them motivated on their least motivated days and keeps them honest with themselves about their dedication to their preparation. There is something magical about preparing my clients to reach their desired acheivement. I enjoy every minute of it and am honored that they trust me to get them to creating their unforgettable memories. Some of my clients don't have fitness bucketlist, and here's what I tell them to get them started.
If you don't have a fitness bucketlist, start with the question, What would make this year remarkable? The only rule is that it has to be fitness oriented, and event based- for example: hike Grand Canyon, complete a marathon or triathlon, cycle the HWY 1 coast, jog with my puppy. It should not be based on body or image. Next, begin your preparation. Rather than trying to lose those last few pounds, or sculpt those ab muscles before working towards your bucketlist moments, commit. Start preparing for your goal. Don't wait another day. Your moment doesn't have to be a far off dream, it can be a reality, and the sooner you begin, the sooner it will come to be.
What's on your fitness bucketlist?