Do you have a bucket list? I’m sure most of us do, or even if we don’t have an actual written list, there are things in our head that we dream of doing one day. Some of mine currently include things like: living overseas for at least 1 year minimum, going to Greece, and learning a new language (and actually speak it!).
But, I’ve been thinking recently, are there things that I never added to my list because of my health or weight? Yep, there sure is. So, I decided to think up 10 new things to add to my bucket list that I think I’ll definitely be able to do post-op.
1. Go Zip Lining
Ah, zip lining! I’ve had so many opportunities to do it but I never did because of weight limits or because I didn’t think I could handle the course! No more!
2. Go to a public pool party
I know this one isn’t extreme and I’ve never been one who’s hid herself in bathing suit covers, but being somewhere like a pool party in a bathing suit did wreck my nerves. I’ve always wanted to be on vacation and just be comfortable enough to attend one and be comfortable to swim up to the bar (even if after RNY, it’s just for water! lol)
3. Go go-kart racing
Normally, go kart racing doesn’t appeal to me. It’s not something I immediately think of doing, but the last time I went go-kart racing, I couldn’t buckle the seat belt which was horrifying! So, I want to do it again, just because I can. Period.
4. Attend a large music festival
Again, this is one that doesn’t seem like it is weight related, but for me it kinda is. I’ve attended music festivals, smaller ones, and have always been uncomfortable because of my weight. Either dancing around or just from the temperature (since they’re typically in warm weather). I want to be able to attend a music festival and not feel like I have to cover up or be sweating like a pig and being self conscious about it. I want to just enjoy the music and move my body!
5. Run a 5K
Since I’ve started to put weight back on, I haven’t been able to run. I never was able to run a full 5K. I’m praying post-RNY that I will be able to get back to running and run a full 5K!
6. Climb an indoor rock wall
This always looks super dope and I’ve always been too chicken, again because of my weight and well, my lack of strength in my arms.
7. Go to an indoor trampoline house and bounce around like a kid!
Read that sentence again. ‘NUFF SAID.
8. Do a boudoir photo sheet.
You would think this would be about my husband, and yes, he will be a recipient of the photos, but this is on my bucket list for ME. I want to do a classy, but sexy photo shoot of me loving my body (even if I have extra skin!!). Embracing my new beauty.
9. Renew my wedding vows in a brand new dress.
I didn’t lose weight for my wedding like I had hoped. In fact, I gained. Thankfully I still fit into my wedding dress (after being altered though) and I was just not happy with my size during that time. I want to do a new photo shoot with my husband, maybe to celebrate one of our anniversaries and renew our wedding vows and renew our photos together.
10. Take dancing classes.
I danced for 15 years and when I stopped in my late teens, I packed on the weight. Dancing is a passion of mine and I would love to be able to get back into dancing all the time, without feeling self conscious or out of breath within a minute!
What will you add to your bucket list?