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

  1. good for you!
    It was raining like mad one day in Boston… I listened to your voice challenging me to have “no excuses…’I’m tired’, “it’s raining”…and that light bulb went off and I ran around a pond in Cambridge, MA… it was all due to you reminding me that I was making excuses before…I coul decide to stay in the car and drive home… but it would be caving to the excuse. So? I got a little wet, cooled off, the rain stopped and I felt great.
    Let us know when you do a marathon or half and maybe you can get us to come to St.Louis or wherever ( although I love BBQ)… and then we’ll do a CarliFierce group run… I’m still working on my 5K stuff.. have done three of them but not getting faster… but so what… still doing more than I was in January!
    ….okay…just wanted to say hi…

    p.s. and the pics of you and Mr.Man are so cute! 🙂 white roses… he is not a stupid guy, hey?

  2. Oh Helen! Good for you running in the rain. I have yet to conquer that one. I go to the gym when it’s raining lol. I’m glad my podcast could steer you in the right direction. I would love to have supporters running with me here in St. Louis, that would be fantastic! Hmmmm you’ve got me thinking about that one….And yes Mr. Man is a cutie, I’m on the phone with him now. And you’re right don’t worry about your speed, just look at how far you’ve come in such a short time. Keep up the good work!

  3. Hey Carli,

    Just wanted to say thank you! I have just started week 3 in Ireland and can’t believe I’m running! Just realised there is a blog, a website and a real person behind the podcasts (I followed a link straight to the week one download the first time and didn’t explore further). It rains A LOT here so I really need the reminders not to use that as one of my excuses. Good luck with the starting again, I think you are doing week 3 too so it seems I really am running with you at the moment, half way across the world!

  4. Hi, Carli,
    I just switched from the Robert Ullrey podcasts to yours. I’m on my second C25K attempt. the first one got derailed when I hurt my knee during week 3. You just got me through the end of my 3rd week of week 3, and now I’m with you on week 4. I love your music! Thanks so much for the encouragement!

  5. Hey Carli,

    Just wanted to tell you how much I love your podcasts. I have just finished up week 6, and will be starting week 7 tomorrow. I never would have been able to make it this far w/o the downloads on this blog. I have just under 100 pounds to lose, so I’m with you on the “if I can do it, I know you can.” I can’t wait until I can say I have graduated the program, and can run an entire 5K. When I do, at least half the credit will be due to you.

    Thanks again,

  6. Hey Kit! Yes I’m very real. I’m happy that you’re running with me all the way on the other side of the world. How cool is that?! Best of luck, and I hope to see you on my wall of fame in few weeks.

  7. Marie, I started with Robert, loved the idea of a podcast, but not so much the music, that’s when I made my own. Glad you like it. Happy Running!

  8. Rudi, Week 7 is a good week. I like the “Walking on Sunshine” cool down song. You’re almost done!!! Congrats. I can’t wait for you to run a 5K and put your pic up on my Wall of Fame. Even if it takes you more than 30 minutes, who cares, as long as you finish.

  9. Hey Carli!
    Thank you!!!! I too, was with Robert’s podcasts! I have just downloaded yours and am looking forward to running with you and the much improved tunes!! I think it will add a little extra shake of the booty!
    I am just starting week 3 and am really excited!! I cant believe that i just said that. . . gigglin 🙂
    I am approaching my 39th b-day and am kinda dreading the big 40! Yikers LOL so I figure I will be 40 and there is nothing I can do about it! Not sure why I thought I could change it LOL.
    So, now I am going to take care of myself and hopefully look and feel my best for my 40th!

    Thank you for you!
    Sofie in Canada

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