Monday, January 16, 2012

My Fitness Bucket List

Hey everyone. I'm still sick but I'm sure you figured that since bronchitis doesn't magically clear up overnight (although I wish it would!). I'm also incredibly bored and now I have pretty much no voice left. I sound like a cross between a 13 year old boy who's voice is changing and an old man that has smoked a pack a day for 60 years. I called the gym to cancel my training for the rest of the week (you can imagine how bummed out I was about that) and he was like wait the phone is breaking up and I basically had to assure him that it was just my voice. Oy!

I cyber wandered over to Oh She Glows and got sucked into the pages and pages and pages of archives that Angela has accumulated over the years and bookmarked and printed lovely and inspiring recipes that I can't wait to try. Then I came across her Fitness Bucket List post and decided it would be fun to create my own bucket list while I'm collecting enough photos of my sickytime eats to post.

So here we go, my Fitness Bucket List:

1. Take classes in an MMA Gym

I am lucky to have a really great trainer that has taught me A LOT about fighting. I am very confident in the skills that I've acquired over the past few years. However, there are lots of benefits to training with people that will throw punches back ;) I'd like to supplement my personal training with classes at an MMA gym because I think I'd be able to learn a lot sparring with other people (more on this later).

2. Start to train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 

I've been floating around the idea of trying out Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and learning more about it.

And you better believe I'd rock the pink Gi like these ladies!

3. Spar with a sparring partner - learn more about how to fight against an actual human being instead of a heavy bag or pads

I have wanted to spar for a long time but there are no women at the gym that I go to that are basically at a sparring level. It's not that I'm all that phenomenal because I've got A LOT to's that my goals in fight training are different than theirs.

4. Participate in a legitmate boxing bout

I really do eventually want to fight in a legit bout. I feel pretty confident that my boxing can get to a place where I am 100% confident getting into a ring. It is a dream of mine to really finish this journey. I don't tell a lot of people about this, but it is at the forefront of my mind every single time I walk into that gym.

This picture motivates me every time I see it :)

This just looks like a really fun way to start running races. I would love to participate in this one day!

6. Indoor Rock Climbing

7. Have a membership with a Yoga Studio

8. Run a 5K

9. Learn How To Surf (I know I've mentioned this before!)

10. Get Around By Bike Instead of a Car

I would love to be able to rely on a bicycle more than a car in the future. Great for my health and the environment.

Kind of love this pink Cadillac cruiser ;)

I'm sure there are a ton more but my brain is a little foggy right now. Hopefully I'll be back with some food tomorrow. I figured I'd wait another day so I can supplement today's sad showing because I had pretty much zero appetite. 

Have a good night and thanks for the well wishes. I'm not sure if I'm staying home tomorrow, I'll see how I feel when I wake up.


  1. Oooh, what a great list! Which one do you want to conquer first?! I would be so scared to participate in a match, you are so brave!!

    I hope that you are on the path to feeling a little better, and I would stay home if I were you - but, I like staying home! Ha, ha! :)

    1. Hey Ingrid, yeah I stayed home. I feel better but feel like I've had the life sucked out of me so I decided to give it another day. The only reason the decision is difficult is because I don't get sick days so I don't like to take days off EVER. So to take 2 off is a big deal.

      I would only be nervous for a fight, not scared. The nerves would come from being in front of people and not wanting to lose, ha! Being confident in your skills is a big part of it and I'd make sure I was ready for it :)

      Unfortunately most of my list depends a bit on financial aspects so the ones I WANT to conquer first may not be the ones I actually conquer first. I bet one of the races will happen first but I'd love to get into an MMA gym...that would open the gates to 2, 3 and 4 on the list!

  2. P.S. I am so with you on wanting to toss the car, and bicycle / walk everywhere!!

  3. I love that bike! It's too cute, and it would be great fun to ride!
    You can do anything you put your mind to, I'm sure you can achieve your goals. This makes me think I should do one...

    1. Thanks Claire! I love the bike, it is so cute. I love cruisers, I definitely want to own one.

      I would love to see what you have on your fitness bucket list!

  4. That Run For Your Lives 5K looks awesome! What a fun idea.

    I'd love to learn how to ride a bike. I finally bought a bike last year and attempted to teach myself how to ride it with disasterous results. Oh well... :(

    1. I know, the 5K sounds amazing! I wish there was one closer to me! You can totally learn how to ride a bike! Can your hubby teach you? Have you tried watching videos on youtube?

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    1. Haha I do rest but I really love doing this stuff. It is actually the best stress relief tool that I have.

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  7. You know what I love about your bucket list? Its wide range of exercises! You have a lot of tough workouts here, but you still assimilated yoga in the list. Now, that’s a good mix. Yoga will absolutely help you relax your mind and body. Anyway, how’s it going now?

    - Nicolas Ervin