Posts Tagged ‘fitness goals’

Are you an “athlete in training”?

August 8, 2012

Bucket lists … that catchy little term that became enormously popular a few years ago thanks to a movie of the same name which inevitably made audiences do a double-take on their life goals.

Sometimes life gets ahead of us and before we know it, we’ve reached the point where “kicking the bucket” is very near. We all have personal goals; some daily, weekly or yearly. Some which pertain to our careers or social life. But a bucket list is much bigger, much more fun and something that can really inspire you to get a move on life!

With the 2012 Summer Olympics upon us and quickly coming to an end, I started thinking about bucket lists. I’m sure for some athletes, making it to the Olympics and accomplishing that HUGE dream was definitely on their bucket list.

While we may never see a shiny gold medal hanging around our necks, we should all take a cue from this historic event and start thinking like Olympians. Look at your own fitness bucket lists! Do you have one?

Everyone can be an athlete. Some of us are in training and some of us are not. If you think of yourself as an athlete, will that change how you feel about yourself and your personal fitness journey? Perhaps!


What’s on your fitness bucket list?

It’s time to start taking your fitness level to a bigger and better place. Now is the time to create some life goals pertaining to your athleticism. Be your own Olympian and create a fitness bucket list with some dreams you want to fulfill before you die. Dream big!

These aren’t little goals of eating healthy and staying active. I want you to pick something that you can work towards. Maybe a 10 year plan, maybe something you want to accomplish later in life but start training now.

Maybe you want to…

  • Run a marathon
  • Learn how to surf
  • Swim a long-distance in open water
  • Learn to stand up paddle board
  • Scuba Diving somewhere tropical
  • Play rugby
  • Compete in a Strongman competition
  • Cycle a long distance somewhere
  • Climb a mountain

Now create that list with some specific dreams and goals pertaining to you as an “athlete in training”.

  • Write it down and revisit it often.
  • Make a plan – pick something off the list to accomplish each year. Maybe break down your ultimate goals into smaller ones
  • Start small and make some goals that are easily obtainable at first. Put them in order of easiest to hardest. Once you accomplish something cross it off. It will feel amazing!
  • Don’t be afraid to add new goals all the time. Nothing is too outrageous. Have fun! Think outside the box.
  • Target a bucket list specifically to different areas of your life. This one is fitness
  • Include something you can do today!


Sound Off!

Are you an athlete “in training?” How do you define an athlete? What’s on your fitness bucket list? Love to hear your thoughts!

Comment below….


June’s Healthy Lifestyles Video Blog w Eva Redpath

June 1, 2010

Welcome to my monthly newsletter.  You can now look forward to my fitness and nutrition tips and motivation in its new Video Format.

This Month’s Topics:

1) NUTRITION: Breakfast – In 10 Minutes or Less

2) FITNESS:  Exercise of the Month – Mountain Climber Twist with Hold

3) WELLNESS:  Meet My Massage Therapist Dan Crystal

4) NEWS:  LuluLemon & I, BCBD 10 Week Summer Session Dates


ATTN: All you breakfast skippers out there. I’ve got a bone to pick with you! Don’t do it. Eating breakfast sets the tone for the day.

The metabolism needs a kick start in the morning after hours of rest and slowing down. Those who skip breakfast are so hungry by lunch that they eat EVERYTHING in sight. Not good for the metabolism.

Plus, between you and me – skipping breakfast makes you grouchy – start the day with a healthy breakfast and function better at work, or use the energy to take over the world.

Breakfast in 10 Minutes or Less:

Natures Path Organic Hot Oatmeal
Available in most Metros and Noahs Health Food Stores

To Prepare:
Simply empty packet into bowl, add boiling water and enjoy!

With delicious flavors like: Apple Cinnamon, Maple Nut, Multigrain Raisin Spice, Cranberry Ginger and my fav Flax Plus (Tip: Add fresh banana slices)

No More Excuses – make the time to start the day right!


Exercise of the Month – Mountain Climber Twist and Hold    *As seen on video
Start: Place yourself in the basic push-up position with your arms in line with your chest and your legs extended outward.

a) Draw: 1 knee at a time to opposite elbow, return it to the starting position
b) Hold: Knee onto a slightly bent elbow, hold for 8 counts.

You can increase your overall stamina and core strength by doing the mountain climber.


My Registered Massage Therapist. Dan Crystal.

Why Should We Get Massages Regularly?

The body is like a machine, and massage is the oil that keeps the machine running.

Why Should Active People Especially get Massages?

While exercise tightens and tones the muscles, stretching relaxes them, but not as much as massage, which allows muscles a full relaxation.

Quote the video when you make an appointment and receive 15 minutes free on your first massage.

Dan Crystal 416 434 2776


Lululemon and I

I am excited to announce that I am now a lululemon Ambassador for the Bloor street location. The lululemon ambassador program is extended to unique individuals in our store communities who embody the lululemon lifestyle and live the culture. I’m honoured to be a part of the amazing team.

Summer 10 Week Session of Body Conditioning by Dancers

Body Conditioning by Dancers challenges and inspires women to reach their fitness goals!

Summer session starts the Week of June 13th to August 22nd.

Registration Now Open

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A Little Encouragement To Live By In June:

Successful people replace the words “wish” “should” and “try” with I will!

If there is something that you thought about doing, I encourage you to create the possibility that you can have it, as long as you believe you can.

If you like what you are seeing, tried last months tips, then please take a minute and let me know…

Be well,

Eva Redpath

Fitness Journal

July 8, 2008


Something I tell my Toronto fitness clients is: A great way to increase your success is to keep a visual record of your accomplishments. This can be done by simply writing your fitness and diet achievements and setbacks in a daily journal.

The journal works because it further holds you accountable to your daily behaviors. If you write about your efforts, then you are more likely to follow through on your goals.

Start a journal when you make a choice to start a new Fitness Program– make these statements and sign the bottom as a form of contract with yourself!

I started a new program because:

One of my weaknesses is:

One of my strengths is:

A negative lifestyle habit that I wish to improve is:

A positive lifestyle habit that I am proud of is:

My personal goal going into my new program is:

Something I hope to achieve by its end is:

An encouraging sentence I can say to myself at the height of the challenge is:




Keep on top of your goals & see results.

Be Well!


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