Make it count
When it comes to working out, it’s good to have goals to take your fitness and health to the next level. Here’s a realistic list of things you may want to add to your fitness bucket list. Go ahead and push yourself!
1. Finish a 5K zombie run. Want to try a 5K, but with some excitement? Zombie runs offer you the best of both worlds. Start training now and check here to see when the next Zombie showdown is coming to your town. Don’t get bit!
2. Lose 20 pounds. Do you have 20, 30 or more pounds to lose? One major fitness goal to have is to lose that nagging weight that’s been holding you down. Now is the time to make that a reality and reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers.
3. Fly in the air with a trapeze. This isn’t an easy feat. Flying with the trapeze takes core and arm strength, plus courage. But don’t worry if you fall; there’s always a net to catch you.
4. Run a 10-minute mile. Are you new to running or in a running slump? Slowly build your way up to a faster per-mile speed. Go for the coveted 10-minute mile to help you lose weight and become the fitness motivator among your friends. Once you achieve this goal, set even a higher one of eight minutes, and then a six-minute mile.
5. Complete a boot camp. Yes, you will push yourself harder than ever and maybe even want to cry, but your improved, toned physique and feelings of accomplishment and confidence are worth the pain.
6. Learn a new sport. Whether it’s tennis, soccer or swimming, you are never too old to learn something new. So get your inner athlete on and sign up for lessons of the sport of your choice—and then go have fun with it.
7. Get better biceps. Not only does First Lady Michelle Obama have killer style, she also has killer arms. Here’s to hoping those endless photos of her in sleeveless dresses motivates you to get crunching toward your best guns ever.
8. Try rock climbing. Now, you don’t have to go to the mountain top if you don’t want to. Some gyms offer an indoor, safer and less challenging alternative. Whatever you decide, this exercise requires a lot of upper- and lower-body strength. Good luck!