This morning I woke up and saw an article about former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s bucket list. You know what a bucket list is, just like that cute little movie “The Bucket List” with Morgan Freeman. It’s a list of all the stuff you want to do before you die or in other words, “Kick the Bucket.” I have a list of short term goals like, make my 5K to 10K podcast, make my Fitness DVD, pay off a credit card etc, etc. But I’ve never made a list of cool stuff I want to experience. So I started one….here are a few…
- Experience Zero Gravity
- Run a Marathon (Hopefully sooner rather than later)
- Go to Egypt and see the Pyramids and ride a camel…(any of my runners in Egypt? I’m coming to visit!)
- Break a Guinness Book World Record (Doing what? Who knows?)
- Write a Book
- Get Married
- Shake hands with President Obama
- Go to culinary school (I love cooking)
- Be on a National Talk Show (Not Maury LOL!)
- Tons more, but too much to list here.
Anyway, writing out my bucket list gave me a whole list of reasons to keep living life to the fullest, because there’s so many things I haven’t experienced yet. Today was a good day to make my list, because in my weight watcher meeting yesterday, we talked about setting attainable goals so that you have something to look forward to. I told the leader about my recent frustrations, and she told me the simplest phrase that everyone has heard a million times. “Take it one day at a time.” I’ve always been a Big picture person (Egypt? Guinness Book?) But, with this whole weight loss thing, I can’t just say, I want to lose 100 lbs. I have to make smaller goals like, I want to track my points/calories TODAY, I want to work out TODAY. And that’s just what I did. I followed the weight watcher motto “Bite it, Write it.” I wrote down everything that went in my mouth. AND I went to boot camp class. It was so hot and humid, just being outside breathing in the thick muggy air was workout. Feeling a cool breeze was just a silly thought and far from reality. We started out the class with Lyle’s favorite, the suicide runs. Then jumping jacks, and push-ups and planks. Then he asked, “are you ready for the workout the start?” right before he told us to run a lap around the field. Let me tell y’all out of all the times I’ve worked out, I’ve never sweated this much…ever. There was literally sweat on my eyelashes, that’s how much was pouring down my face. I kept swatting at my shoulders, at what I thought was a gnat or a mosquito, but was really just sweat beads rolling down. It was so gross, I mean my hair looked like I just got out the shower…. The running lap was followed by all kinds of leg lifts and ab exercises and at least 3 more laps. I’m pretty sure I rolled my eyes at him a couple times. I didn’t care if I was the last time around the track today, my main goal was not to pass to out. Well, I finally finished my “victory lap” which was more like a crawl, and came home feeling like a champ!
What Did Carli Eat Today?
B- Oatmeal, yogurt, half of an apple
L-Turkey Sandwich and side salad
S- Weight Watcher Multi-grain Ranch Chips (delicious) & 2 twizzlers from a co-worker
D-Turkey Leg, Cream Style Corn, and Green Beans that Mama made & left over Birthday cake