On Monday, I began a 30 Day Burpee Challenge. This sadistic self-dare will force me to perform an increasing number of burpees each day over the course of one month, with the goal of completing 100 on the final day (B-Day). I did the math, and my total burpee count over 30 days will be 1300. (*Insert disgusted grunt here.*)
I just finished Day 3, and so far so good. However, my daily quota will quickly escalate, and I anticipate many, many sore days this month. (No pain, no gain, right?)
Don’t know what a burpee is? Besides being the exercise that everyone loves to hate, it’s an effective bodyweight exercise that works your abs, arms and legs. There are a few variations, but the version I’m most familiar with is as follows:
1. Start in standing position, and crouch down into a squat, with your hands touching the ground.
2. Kick your feet back into a plank position.
3. Pull your feet back into a squat, and jump straight up into the air as high as you can.
4. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
I’ll be sure to give updates on my progress, and I encourage you to challenge yourself too! Misery loves company!!!
Wish me luck!