True Confession Tuesday: I Did 1,500 Burpees in April
Where every Tuesday: I confess.
Confession: I did 1,500 burpees in the month of April.
Most people said – what? why? you are crazy.
I have always been a touch crazy so that makes sense. However, I partnered up with some friends (accountability partners) and decided to do 50 burpees and 30 pull ups (assisted) every single day.
I missed 2 days. Which was a bummer, but it did not cause me to stop all of my efforts. I see this a lot. The throwing up of the hands and giving up. Especially when someone is trying to do a Whole 30 or a “diet” for a certain amount of time and they eat one food on the “do not eat” list and then stop the whole thing, go right back to eating the way they were, and give up. Just acknowledge you’re a human who missed a day and pick right back up where you left off.
Along the way I learned a few things. The burpees got easier and they became a part of my day. Dare I say – a part of my day that I *kinda* looked forward to. I also liked being in the habit of doing something every day.
I remember on April 1st how hard those 50 burpees were and yesterday I cranked them out. They are still hard and I’m not doing them as fast as I possibly can. I’m simply doing them.
One day I did them in spurts of 10 while cooking. Stir the food, do 10 burpees, get something out of the oven, do 10 burpees, add some seasoning, do 10 burpees. You get the idea.
Did I love the concept of doing 50 burpees a day when I agreed to it? NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.
Because most of us don’t really enjoy the idea of committing to something we don’t like (and let’s be clear – MOST PEOPLE HATE BURPEES).
However, if you want to make change in your life, sometimes you have to push yourself outside of your comfortable boundaries and commit to doing a small action EVERY SINGLE DAY. You need to go streaking.
It doesn’t have to be burpees at all. It could be things like:
- Drinking half your body weight in ounces of water every day
- Going for a 15 minute walk
- Writing for 10 minutes
- Reading 10 pages of a book
- Doing yoga
- Managing your finances every day
- Spending time with family without electronic interruption
- Sitting outside and getting fresh air for a few minutes
For the month of May we have added a few things to the daily movement list- 50 burpees, 30 pull ups, 50 bridges, and 50 sit ups. Would you like to join in??
“Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long term results.” ~ unknown
So tell me – what are you going to go streaking with??? EMAIL ME and tell me what your daily improvements are going to be.
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