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My Post-Baby Bucket List

  • December 7, 2014
  • By Brittany
My Post-Baby Bucket List

Hey friends!  I know technically you are only pregnant for 40 weeks (which is really ten months, not nine FYI) and it seemed to fly by for me, but at the same time I feel like I was pregnant for the entirety of 2014. While I obviously wouldn’t change a thing, I certainly had to put some goals on the back burner this year and adjust my focus regarding health and wellness.  Well, now that the baby is finally here, I’m excited to start thinking of my goals again.  Usually we all set resolutions and goals in the New Year but this year I wanted to start thinking about the things I want to achieve before the New Year because then I feel like I don’t have to accomplish everything in one year.  So here’s my Post-Baby Bucket List!


1.)  Get back in shape.  This one is kind of a gimme since 1.) there is no way I’m going to let myself stay out of shape and 2.) I am not really out of shape so much as just rebuilding up my strength.  I have a few ideas on how I’m going to get back into fitness, which I’ll be sharing on the blog soon!

2.)  Learn another language.  This was one of my 30 Under 30 goals and it is still something I want to work on.  Even though it is not a fitness goal, I learned recently from Nicole that health has a huge impact on your brain so I figure that this counts.  I’ll let you know how it goes! ๐Ÿ™‚

3.)  Try Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga.  I love SUP but I really want to try yoga SUP.  It’s something I’ve been eyeing for awhile and I think it would be so so fun so I’m trying to figure out how to make this happen!


 This photo was taken in the Florida Keys.  The hubs surprised me for my 30th bday with a weekend getaway!

4.)  Improve my tennis game.  I am a huge tennis fan and actually played all the way until I was 32 weeks pregnant.  I really want to continue to improve and get better so I can really play a game with other people that are not my husband.

Tennis 3

5.)  Take a fitness vacation. I really really really want to go on a cycling tour of Italy.  There is one tour in particular that I’m eyeing.  Of course the logistics of doing this with a baby is really tough so this one may not happen right away but I don’t want to remove it from the list.  It’s always good to have goals!  Moms, any tips for traveling with baby?

6.)  Start teaching again.  I think I’ve mentioned in the past that I used to teach group fitness classes but I don’t anymore.  Once I started law school I didn’t feel like I could really commit the time anymore.  And since I have so much more free time lately (note the extreme sarcasm in my voice), I thought I would try it now.  Seriously though, you know from my videos that I love teaching and helping people and I really want to get back into this.  I’m a certified Zumba instructor and I love barre given my 20 plus years of ballet training so I’m thinking either of those two!

Zumba Step-by-Step

(Sidenote- This photo is enough to get me motivated for number 1 above!)

7.)  Master a new yoga pose.  Now that I’m ditching the prenatal yoga for regular classes, I want to start building back my yoga strength and getting back to a regular practice.  I used to go once a week during my lunch break and it was really great.  I stopped going once I hit my second trimester and switched to prenatal classes.  I want to start rebuilding my strength and I would love to tackle a new pose.  I’m thinking a forearm stand or a side arm balance like this sage visamitra pose.

forearm stand 2


239-sage-visvamitras-pose-visvamitrasanaChallenging, huh!?

8.)  Achieve some bloggy goals.  I have a few blog goals that I would love to achieve.  I don’t really want to get into specifics yet but I really want to make them happen so I’m going to try and make a plan to make it happen.  Of course you guys will be the first ones to know!

Readers, do you have any fitness or life goals you want to achieve?  Any suggestions for other things I can add to this list?  Any tips on either of those yoga poses?


By Brittany, December 7, 2014
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  • Kim
    December 7, 2014

    I love reading all of this!!!
    Lately I’ve been trying to decide if I want to just keep my blog like it is or make some changes. My biggest goal is to really work on making our business (event venue) the best it can be!!!

  • Marielle
    December 7, 2014

    Your goals all sound so similar to mine! My hubby and I visited France a couple years ago and I was so motivated to learn French and then never did it. That’s something that always gets put on then back burner. And I also want to get back into teaching some fitness classes after my babies come- I miss it!

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    December 7, 2014

    I am so happy to hear that you want to start teaching classes again! SO awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ I want to take a fitness vacation as well–not sure where but it is on the bucket list too!

  • Holly
    December 7, 2014

    I, too have a mind fitness goal to learn another language. I hope that I am successful. Additionally, I would like to learn to play the piano. As far as active fitness (which also takes mind engagement) I hope I get better at Pilates and sculpting for strength for a long life!

  • Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady
    December 7, 2014

    Lol at you new found free time! I would love to see you fit in teaching group fitness again! I know you’d be great! That fitness vacation sounds intense! Good luck with the blog goals!

  • Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure
    December 7, 2014

    Thanks for sharing this! Makes me inspired to have a list of my own. In fact, I’m going to make one right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Shawna
    December 8, 2014

    great goals, and so many of them!! i’m sure you will knock this list out of the park. i love how motivated you are. the fitness vaca is something some of my girlfriends and i really want to do, too, and i def want to start doing yoga more. so i always say, and never do. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kris |
    December 8, 2014

    Awwww I love these goals, girl!! I also want to stand up paddle board, but living in Vancouver for most of the year, I’ll have to wait until I head down to SoCal to try it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    You are very determined and I admire this about you! Keep inspiring, girl!!


  • Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
    December 8, 2014

    Hi Brittany! This is my first time stopping by. Congrats on your new bundle of joy. I think it’s great you have some plans to focus on yourself, because I bet that isn’t easy as a new mom. I’m a trainer and instructor and I LOVE teaching, so I definitely think you should get back to that. Happy Monday!

  • Karen - Fit in France
    December 8, 2014

    I think those are very manageable goals. I haven’t really thought about any new goals lately, just trying to get through the end of the year. Off the top of my head, I would say… I am still struggling with my sugar addiction from time to time and would like to break it, for good, one day. But I need to be psychologically ready and being in a new job is not the time… so little by little. I would also love to run another 20 km race, and redo the look & feel of my blog. Things to think about going into the new year.

  • Jessica
    December 8, 2014

    BEAUTIFUL BABY!!! My post-baby goals are train for and run a 10K, go on a cross-country trip with the baby (to prove to myself we can still travel), and resume my business (I do college and grad school consulting) come February.

  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    December 8, 2014

    This is a great list! I would LOVE to do a fitness vacation! Actually I was just saying this to my hubby a few nights ago. Also, learning a new language is always also on my list of things I want to do. When I studied abroad & took Italian for a few years, I could carry on a conversation and really wanted to keep it going,…but unfortunately I didn’t. I’m so impressed with people that speak a bunch of languages!

  • Lauren @ ihadabiglunch
    December 9, 2014

    What great ideas! How are you planning on learning a language? That’s a wonderful goal – I love languages too!

  • Jessie
    December 9, 2014

    These all are such great goals! I love that your looking to a learn a new language. My husband and I have been saying we’ve wanted to for oh a good year & half. We even downloaded a few books. Unfortunately they haven’t been started yet. Haha!

  • catherine gacad
    December 13, 2014

    my goal in 2015 is to get more sleep!

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