Bucket list goals for 2022
The start of a new year is always a time of optimism – the chance to reflect on the last year, and set some new goals and plans for the upcoming 12 months. It feels like we’re getting a clean slate to start from, which is exciting!
So what are your “Bucket List” goals for 2022?
The phrase “Bucket List” refers to a list of all the things you want to do in your life before you “kick the bucket”. It was popularized by the 2007 movie “The Bucket List”, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman (which is a great movie, if you haven’t seen it).
Bucket List goals are those big ones that represent a long-time ambition you’ve had to have a particular experience, or accomplishing something that represents a milestone in your life. It’s one of those experiences that creates lasting memories.
And as we get over 50, it seems there’s a little greater sense of urgency to get those types of experiences checked off on our Bucket List.
Of course proper planning and preparation are crucial to successfully achieving a Bucket List goal. And that’s where consistent strength training and appropriate physical activity come into play.
Muscles produce movement, and strong muscles produce strong movements – so if your goals are going to be physically challenging, you need to be scheduling your strength training appointments with yourself to make sure you’re setting yourself up for success.
This year, my wife Patty and I are taking a “Bucket List” trip to Alaska in early April. We’ll hike in Denali National Park, do plenty of sightseeing, and hopefully catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights (which will check another item off our Bucket List if we do).
And to prepare for that trip, we’ll be strength training with renewed purpose and motivation! We’ll also be incorporating some treadmill walking using an incline to get ready for mountain hiking (there’s pretty much no hills in Florida, in case you’ve never been here).
And I know that if we strength train intensely and consistently, and keep up with our activity plan, we’ll have the best trip-and make the best memories-that we possibly can.
Inspiration for your Bucket List
Here’s a message I received from a user of my Stay Strong Forever course about his Bucket List goals:
Way to go Jay!
That’s what Strength After 50 is all about – staying strong and rebuilding ourselves so we can live full, active lives.
So if you haven’t already:
- Create your bucket list
- Set a goal to check off one of the items on your list this year
- Get in the habit of consistent strength training to set yourself up for success.
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