Thursday, September 20, 2012


It is really hard to believe that this journey is over.  The last day - Friday, September 14th was simply amazing. I was surrounded by unbelievable family and friends.  Truly humbled by the amount of support and encouragement.

Day 366 took place at Crossfit Threshold.  To my surprise 13 other people did them with me and we had people there cheering us on as well.  We did 10 burpees EMOM (every minute on the minute) for 36 minutes.  By the 18th minute, it started getting rough but we did it!!  The longest round of 10 burpees took me 34 the last 50, I had so many emotions pushing me through!  What a moment to jump up for the 67,161st time!!!!

The celebrating began immediately after!!!!!

The fund raising event that night at Cervezas was a huge success, raising almost $1200.  It was a great turn out and such a varied group of people all enjoying some great beer!!! Again, simply amazing!!!!

I took my first 2 rest days in a year - doing absolutely nothing that resembled any form of exercise.  I still have yet to do a burpee...or push up...or a jump as a matter of fact.  It is a little strange, especially since the last 2 months of doing at least 300 a day - finding the time to do them and any other workout became quite a challenge at times.

Throughout this year I have been so blessed. I want to thank all my friends and family who witnessed burpees, counted burpees and did burpees with me!!  Please continue to support this organization and spread the word about it!

 many thanks to everyone!

 the best beer ever!
 I'm pretty sure I will never be able to do 10 burpees again without putting a tally mark somewhere!
 The most amazing group of women!!! OLWB!!!

 awesome gifts from 2 wonderful people that I am lucky enough to have in my life!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

3 effin' days left!!!!

I just finished day 363!!! I really can't believe it is almost over.This will be my last post before I post pics and highlights from the final day!!  Days 359, 360 and 361 were only burpees.  Day 360 was very cool, I count my burpees each day with a tally for every 10....I put my last "10 burpees done" tally.  Yesterday I did 362 with a chest and leg workout in between sets of burpees.  My total count so far is 66,066.  The plan for the next 2 days is just burpees and then on Friday, September 14th...we will be doing 10 burpees EMOM for 37 minutes.

 I have had the most amazing friends and family supporting me throughout this journey - it has meant the world to me! I am honored to be a part of Mammograms in Action and to raise funds for their amazing organization.

please continue to support this cause and spread the word.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Day #358....8 days left!

Days 354, 355 and 356 were only burpees!  Day #357 was the last crazy park good friend, Dave -who has been doing these park workouts designed the workout for 357.  In the theme of giving female names to crazy workouts and seeing that 357 was divisible by 21...Dave named this WOD "the bitches are legal".  21 reps of goes....

sit ups
KBS (I used 30#)
russian twist - 30# DB...L/R=1
bench dips
push ups
OH walking lunges - 30#...L/R=1
mt. climbers...L/R=1
Farmer carry - 2 30#db
then go back up ending with sit took me 62:04

the only way to celebrate "the bitches are legal" was with some tequila at lunch!!!

Day #358 -
I did 50 deadlift burpees with a 30# db in each hand
then 50 regular burpees
50 w/deadlift
50 regular
50 w/deadlift
50 regular
58 w/deadlift......even though the weight was not that heavy for a deadlift, I'm pretty sure I am going to be feeling those 208 deadlifts tomorrow!! 

I have 8 days left!!!!  Total burpee count is ....64,261

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Day 353

Day 351 was not easy after the long park workout for day 350.  Yesterday and today were only burpees.  I'm adding a few pictures that I got from day 350.  I am finally on the last calendar page of my burpee calendar!  Total count so far 62,481. Less than 5000 burpees left. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Day 350!!!!

The days are actually flying by.  I only have 16 days left....when I started I thought this would never end, now it's hard to believe it is almost over.  I could not have done it without the amazing support system I have with my friends and family.  People greet me with "how many today" or "have you done your burpees yet" - I love it!

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Day 344 was just burpees.

Day 345 - I tried out my friend's new crossfit box...Crossfit Brink. The skill that morning was to find your 3RM for push jerk
45x10 warm up
second attempt 110x2

the WOD was
10 min amrap
5 power snatch (65#)
10 push ups
15 toes 2 bar
I subbed the push ups for burpees just to get some out of the way.
ended up with 4 complete rounds and 2 snatches on the 5th round and 305 burpees to finish later that day!

Days 346-349 were only burpees

Today was a blast - I love my Wednesday park workouts with other people. I had 7 other people join in the craziness today.

7 rounds
50 burpees
40 sit ups
30 walking lunges
20 DU
10 toes 2 bar

my time:69:44

total count.....61,425

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Since last Wednesday's crazy park workout, I have only done burpees everyday - with an occasional core routine.  Another Wednesday today, another crazy park workout.  I made this workout a partner workout.

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26 forward moving burpees -back and forth between 2 partners.

*lateral shuffle
*sit up
*Kettle bell swings
*russian twists
*bear crawl
*alt. 1 leg touch down
*prisoner squat with side crunch
*jumping jacks
*lower abs

These exercises have no set number - 1 partner does the first one continuously until the other partner completes 26 burpees - then they switch.  Once both partners have done the lateral shuffle and 26  burpees  - they move on to the run...and so on!!

ends with 5 more forward moving burprees each.

Me and Dave - 62:41

Thanks Jess and Carlos for joining in the fun!!
Total burpee count: 58,996

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

11 months DONE!!!!!!!!!!!

Day 336....11 months done!

Today I did this workout in the park with 6 other crazy people.  It was by far one of the worst workouts - the heat made it miserable but at least we suffered together!! Hard to believe I only have 1 month left....however I still have about 10,000 burpees left.....It took me to day 141 to get the first 10,000.  Thank you to everyone for their continued support and encouragement.

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18 burpees
1/3 mile
50 burpees
50 walking lunges
50 meter backwards run
40 burpees
40 situps
1/3 mile
30 burpees
30 du
50 meter lateral shuffle
20 burpee
20 skater squats
1/3 mile
10 burpees
10 squat jumps
50 meter backwards
10 burpees
10 lunges
1/3 mile
20 burpees
20 situps
50 Meter lateral shuffle
30 burpees
30 du
1/3 mile
40 burpees
40 skater squats
50 meter backward run
50 burpees
50 squat jumps
18 burpees

Malia 71:08

Monday, August 13, 2012

My favorite #!!!!! Day 333 and only 33 days left!!!

33 forward moving burpees buy-in
then 2 rounds
30 jump squats
30 burpees
30 walking lunges
30 burpees
30 sit ups
30 burpees
30 bear crawls
30 burpees
30 high side planks
30 burpees
total count so far: 55,611

thanks for joining me Heather :)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

55,278 DONE

Day #330

even after the crazy 329 workout in the park, I still agreed to do a traditional workout with a friend in addition to the 330 burpees.

I did flat bench....
10 burpees were my rest between all sets throughout the workout.
cable crossover
incline dumbbell bench
decline skull crushers/narrow grip bench (ez bar)
35x10 (all 3 sets)

then a series of cable woodchops for core and the rest of my burpees

Days 331 and 332 were just burpees in Key West

Tomorrow I hit my 4th day with my favorite # (33)....I'm hoping to round up some fit and fabulous friends down here in the keys to join me!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Day #329

Days 327 and 328 were just burpees and pretty slow.  I was extremely sore after the 326 workout....haven't done wall balls in a long time. Today was another fun workout in the park with 3 friends.

The last 25 buy out burpees, I did 5 of each type! :)

Total count so far... 54,285

Sunday, August 5, 2012

DAY #326

Days 323, 324 and 325 have just been burpees.  Today I had a blast doing day 326.  A friend of mine just opened his own crossfit box....Crossfit Brink.  There were 9 of us doing this WOD....I'm pretty sure they all hate me now! :) . Thanks Mike, Ness, Max, Amy, Grace, Van Neil, Rey and Chris!!!

5 rounds
20 burpees
20 wall ball shots (14#/ 10ft mark)
rest  3 minutes
5 rounds
20 burpees
20 abmat sit ups
rest 2 minutes
5 rounds
20 burpees
20 kettle bell swings (35#)
rest 1 minute
2 rounds
13 burpees
50 DU

Total burpee count...53,301

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day #322

Day 321 was just burpees.  Yesterday, day 322 I had a lot of fun (sort of).  I posted on facebook an invite for anyone to join me for my burpee workout at the park.  Surprisingly I had 4 other crazy people show up.  The workout I had planned was run 1 lap (which is 1/3 mile), then do 36 burpees....9 rounds (only 34 on the last round).  I told the others they could modify how ever they needed to.  I was so proud of them.! It took me 69:17 to finish, it was ridiculously hot outside (this was 10am).  The other 3 ladies modified by doing 15 burpees each round and then the one guy did pull ups (the bars were located about half way through the run) -he ran to them, 12 pull ups, then 12 burpees at the end of the lap!

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Day #320

I forgot til I looked at my burpee calendar that yesterday I did 70 KBS (30#) throughout the 319 burpees.  Today I sprinkled 100 thrusters (45#) throughout the 320!  total -51,360

51,040 burpees done

The last 4 days (316-319) have been, for the most part, just burpees.  I ran a mile with a friend on Saturday at a near by park prior to the burpees (318) and convinced him to do the first 150 with me.  As boring as it has become to just do burpees it has also become harder and harder to do them in addition to another workout especially when I don't have a lot of time.  total count so far - 51,040

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Day #315

Since the 1/3 mile burpees for Day #308 I have only done burpees each day with core exercises.  Today was another awesome workout with my OLWB at the park for day #315.

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30 burpees, 30 double unders
15 burpees, 15 Russian Twists (10#)
30 burpees, 30 double unders
15 burpees, 15 pistols
30 burpees, 30 double
15 burpees, 15 V-ups
30 burpees, 30 double unders
15 burpees, 15 walking lunges (L/R=1)
30 burpees, 30 double unders
15 burpees, 15 mountain climbers (L/R =1)
30 burpees, 30 double unders
15 burpees, 15 sit-ups with plate (10#)
30 burpees, 30 double unders
15 burpees, 15 Supermans


Total count: 49,770

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

1/3mile of burpees!!!!

Crazy talk I tell you - not nearly as fun as that may seem.  Today was day #308....let me catch you up...I haven't done any crazy workouts with my burpees since day 300 with my OLWB.  I have done my burpees in between sets of traditional exercises and I have done them on their own.  When I was at the park to workout on Day 300 I noticed their "fitness trail" - it is 1/3 of a mile around.  I thought it would be fun to do burpees around it - wasn't sure if 300ish burpees would be enough to go the distance or not enough.  I had some extra time in my day today so I decided to try it.  It took me roughly 41 son accidentally stopped my stop watch at one point.  I finished 90 steps short of the 1/3 mile. 58 days left!!!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Made it to day 300!!!!!

Yesterday was day 299 - just did burpees because I knew I had an awesome workout planned with 3 awesome women for today - day #300!!!

As always, my girl Amy designed another killer workout - we met at the nearby park.  The 4 of us dubbed ourselves OLWB (Old Ladies With Babies) about a year ago  - our ages range from 38-40 and there are 13 kids between us and we kick ass!!!! :)  It was so much fun today!
The Workout!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Day #298

Day #293 was just burpees
Day #294 - 4th of July - I did my burpees as in between different back and core exercises
Day #295 and #296 were just burpees
Day #297 I did between a traditional bi/tri and core workout - I use sets of 10 burpees as my rest between sets,
Day #298 I just did burpees and they seemed to take forever - after spending the day at the beach.

total count...44,551

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Day #292

37 burpee boxjumps (20")
37 burpee deadlift (75#)
37 MB burpees (20#)
37 inverted burpees
36 groiner burpees (learned these from a Tapout XT video -after the push up, bring the right foot up to the right hand then back center, then left foot to left hand and back center - then hope 'em back in and stand)
36 lateral hop over bar
36 tuck jump burpees (these were just as bad as I remembered them)
36 1 leg burpees (18 each leg)


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Day #291...42,486

Days #286 and 287 I just did abs were killing me from the 250 sit ups in my Day 285 workout.  Day #288, I did at the gym between sets of back exercises.  All the meat heads at 24 hour fitness were looking at me like I was a crazy person.

Day #289 I got to do with 2 of my OLWB (Old Ladies With Babies) ....
Amy programmed this workout then I modified it slightly to be able to incorporate my burpees  -

the workout she programmed was:
200 double unders
50 back squats (65#)
40 chin ups
30 KB swings (35#)
run 1 mile
30 KB swings
40 chin ups
50 back squats
200 double unders

I figured if I started with burpees and did some between each exercise and also ended with burpees - I could get 10 sets of 29 (28 on the last).

it sounded like a good idea.....

While Amy and Tara were warming up, I decided to do the first set of 29 burpees and last set of 28 as my warm up so we could all start together with the double unders.  I knew I would probably  have to cut some of the rest on the exercises and shorten the run just so I could come even close to finishing with Amy and Tara.

warmed up with 57 burpees

200 double unders
29 burpees
40 back squats (65#)
29 burpees
20 chin ups
29 burpees
30 KB swings (35#)
29 burpees
1/2 mile run
29 burpees
30 KB swings
.......then i hit a wall
so i just did the last 87 burpees without the other set of squats, chin ups and double unders.
took 47:49

Day #290 I had to get done early (was heading up to Hollywood, Fl for my 20 year high school reunion)....I kept a good pace - sets of 20 and got 'em done pretty fast.

Today was day #291....not gonna lie...they were not fun - very slow paced!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Day #285

Days 279 - 284 were mainly just burpees.....I did different sets of core exercises between them and even a small "back" routine one day in between sets of burpees...Day 283 I passed to 40,000 mark which was a great milestone.

Today I did a fun workout with my burpees....Day #285

5 rounds for time
57 burpees
50 walking lunges
50 abmat sit ups....45:57

total count so far....40,755!!!  81 days left....that's very hard to believe.

Monday, June 18, 2012

DAY #278

Days #275, 276 and 277 were only burpees done in Key West! Day #275 was the 9 month mark on this journey.

Today, I saw the WOD on a crossfit site - "Air Force WOD" which was
20 thrusters (65#)
20 Sumo Deadlift High Pull
20 push jerk
20 overhead squats
20 front squats
then 4 burpees every minute on the minute

I decided that was way too much to keep track of....the 20 reps, watching the clock and keeping a tally of all my burpees so I changed it up some

did 4 rounds of 5 thrusters/14 burpees
then 4 rounds of 5 SDHP/14 burpees....and so on
the 4th round of front squat/burpees....I only had to do 12 burpees to hit the 278!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Day #274 -Holy Shoulders Batman!

WOW!!!  I let my boss design my workout today for Day if 274 burpees weren't crazy enough.

here's the workout  -will be followed by video showing a few reps of each part.

1 burpee (that was the easy part)
20 lateral reaching lunges into and overhead press with a 15# dumbbell in each hand
26 burpees with dumbbell thruster (2 -15#)
20 bent over barbell rows (45# bar)
25 burpees to deadlift (85#)
20 pistols (10 each leg)
24 burpees into a front kick
20 reverse fly with dumbbells (15#)
23 burpees into lateral raise (10# dumbbells)
20 barbell push press (65#)
22 burpees into power clean (65#)
90 seconds punching bag
21 burpees into 1-2 punch combo
60 seconds with battle ropes
20 burpees into high battle rope

the whole thing repeats now with the burpees going down (19 thusters, 18 deadlift, 17 front kick...etc) however, the 20 reps of the exercises between stayed at 20.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day #273

Days #269, 270 and 271 were just burpees....burpees on the weekend tend to just be burpees - can't find the time to get to the gym or the motivation to add to them when I'm at home.  Yesterday, I was at the gym for 272....I did a quick cardio warm up for 5 minutes then just banged out all 272 burpees - took about 30 minutes - people at 24 hour fitness looked at me like I was crazy....then I met up with a friend and did a serious old school chest and core workout....with some weighted walking lunges for fun and a few front squats with 80#!!  Today is 273 - burpees were slow but consistent.  Tomorrow is gonna be an insane workout with them...will post about it tomorrow!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Day #268

Day #267 and #268 were just burpees.  My shoulders were shot after day #266!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

100 days left - day #266

the 180 degree spin burpees!!
tuck jump burpees - worst type of burpee ever

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Day #265

Today was just burpees - felt like slow motion burpees...sore from the workout with them yesterday and I plant to do day #266 tomorrow for time!!! :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Day #264

6 rounds -

10 deadlifts 75#
44 burpees
20 TRX skater squats (L/R=2)

Days #260- 263

These days were just burpees - I did additional workouts a couple of those days but no crazy, timed WOD.  Total count...34,716

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I have officially passed the half way mark in my burpee count...8 and half months DONE - 259 days DONE...33, 670 burpees DONE!!!

Thanks again to Amy  for programming my workout to celebrate this milestone -

"7 deadly sins"
37 burpee straddle hops (16")
37 bar touch burpees (6" above reach)
37 Med Ball burpees (20#)
37 burpee box jumps (16")
37 DB burpee thrusters (2 -15# DBs)
37 lateral hop burpees (20")
37 burpees

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day #258

I was with a group of friends a couple week ago and someone mentioned people doing a 1000 squat challenge and with my warped idea of fun, I couldn't wait to try it. Today was the day....

10 rounds

26 burpees (only 24 on the last round)
100 squats.....61:36

Monday, May 28, 2012

Days #256 and #257

Day #256 was in Key West again, this time I did do my burpees in a workout....5 rounds...50 burpees, 500 meter run, 20 sumo squats (40# KB) + 6 burpees.

Day #257 - just burpees

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day #253

Day #252 was just burpees

Day #253
Again I would like to thank my awesome, bad ass friend, Amy for programming this workout for me!!!!

my back immediately following such an intense workout, which also brings the burpee count to 32, 131, ...a little scary - 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day #251...short and sweet

10 rounds

15 KBS (30#)
20 ab mat sit ups
25 burpees (26 the first round)....40:53

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day #250 - 31, 375

Days #246-#250 have just been burpees....weekends are difficult to turn them into a workout.  Day #246 was my second workout that day - that morning was my 6th and last GRIT workout....4 rounds - 1mile sandbag run (25#), 50 wall ball shots (14#/10')....62:52. 

Posting  a few pics that I just got from my Cinco de Mayo -"tequila/burpee" workout with my amazing friend Amy!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Day #245

7 rounds....
15 deadlifts w/95#
20 1arm DB snatches -10 each arm w/25#
25 double unders
30 russian twists w/30# KB - each side counts
35 burpees!!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

8 months DONE!!!!

Day #244 - Today is 8 months into this challenge.  This day is also, sadly 10 years from when my mother lost her battle with breast cancer and why I am doing this.  I miss her everyday - the most beautiful, selfless, strong and amazing woman ever. I strive to be like her and to be the same example to my children as she was to me.  I am honored to be part of the Burpees 4 Boobs family!  Day #238 was just burpees. Day #239 fell on Thursday, which is the same day as my 6 week, Thursday 5:30am GRIT class....that workout had 54 burpees in it (tabata style) so then I finished the rest after the group workout was completed.  Days #240, 241 and 242 were done in Key West....I took great joy in doing them on Sunday, Day 242 - it was Mother's Day! <3.  Day #243 was just burpees and today I did my burpees with 150 sit ups and kettlebell swings.   Total burpee count is 29,890!!!!  Please spread the word and

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

#236 and #237

Day #236....I did the first 46 with a client - we burpeed across the roof of the parking garage where I work as his warm up, then I did the other 190 as just burpees.

Day #237 - I did career day at the elementary school where my younger 2 go....I figured you're never too young to learn how to do a burpee....I knocked out 30 of them with a bunch of 1st and 3rd graders. Then I went to the gym for a traditional workout day and did my burpees there as my cardio before the workout. With yesterdays, I also crossed the 28K mark.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day #235

Days 230 and 231 were just burpees. Day 232, I did 10 kettle bell swings (35#) and then 30 burpees until I reached 232.

Day 233 was a special day.....33 being my favorite #, I have made any burpee day with that # a more "fun" workout.  I have video of day #33 and Day #133 on this blog.  A great friend of mine loves designing workouts so I called on her to design my day #233 workout and she came up with a crazy one for sure 

took me 57:10 to complete!! Thanks Amy!!

Yesterday was day #234 and also Cinco de Mayo....after a crazy workout with Day 233 and it being a Saturday, I enlisted Amy to join me with these burpees and this time I would design the workout. 

We did 10 burpees on the minute and then a shot of tequila after each 50 with a final shot "buyout" when we finished.  Amy did the first 100 with me and then did 5 on the minute to my 10 for the rest.

Today I will be doing 235 ....minus other exercises and tequila!!

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Monday, April 30, 2012

wow - another 3 weeks have apparently flown by.....for the most part, I have been incorporating my burpees throughout a traditional workout - I will do a set of one exercise and do 10 burpees after as my "rest" before the next set.  I have also, because of time restraints had to just do burpees straight.  I have had a few fun workouts with my burpees over the last 23 days though.....

Day #210 - I did a workout going back and forth between 10 burpees and 10 sit ups....then for fun after 10 rounds of that, I started combining the sit up and burpee - went back on to the mat, rolled back for lower abs and with enough force to be able to stand back up on my feet - then immediately went forward to the ground and did a burpee.....I did 50 that way and then finished of with 60 burpees by themselves.

Day #217 - I did the first 100 in 10 rounds - 10 burpees with a 12# medicine ball -reaching over my head every time and then 10 skater squats.....started running out of time before my next client and had to just finish the last 117 as burpees.

Day #218 -I had my 2nd  GRIT class that morning at was a crazy started with 40 burpees, then an 800 meter sandbag run (25#), 100 jump squats, 400 meter sandbag run, 75 jump squats, 300 meter sandbag run, 50 jump squats, 200 meter sandbag run, 25 jump squats....then 40 more burpees..... I counted those 80 burpees to my daily count....did the remaining 138 at the gym.

Day #220 - I started that morning off doing some fun workouts with 7 amazing, strong, beautiful women....we first worked on a 2 rep squat snatch (got up to 83#), then a fun WOD - 30 box jumps (24"), 30 deadlifts (123#), 30 kettle bell swings (53#), 30 power cleans (68#), 30 wall ball shots (16#/10 foot mark), 30 push press (65#)....did that in 16:20....while the other ladies did a third workout of sprints and rope climb/muscle ups - I did my 220 burpees.

Day #224 - I did 10 step downs on each leg, very slow and controlled from a 24" box, 10 back squats (95#), 30 burpees...did 7 full rounds then the last 14 burpees.

Days #225, 226 and 227 were while on vacation in Destin - not easy....but right now burpees don't get a vacation.

Today I will be doing #229 which will bring my total count to 26,335

Friday, April 6, 2012


Wow - as I am doing my burpees each day it seems like journey may never end and then I get on here and realize how much time has flown by.   I will say I have gone back to more of a traditional weight lifting program and I have been throwing my burpees in the workout as "active rests" (sets of 10) between sets in my workouts!! the last full workout I actually recorded was on April 1st - day #200 which in addition was my birthday - nothing better than doing 200 burpees on your birthday!!  I was lucky enough to have a friend join me to make the workout a little more fun....I also "persuaded"my twin sister in North Carolina to do them that day as well- which she claims she did! :)  So day #200....we did 10 burpees, 10 bench press (2 rounds of that, increasing the weights the second round), then 10 burpees, 10 lat pulls (2 rounds), 10 burpees, 10 high/low cable woodchops (2 rounds), 10 burpees, 10 cable woodchops (2 rounds), 10 burpees, 10 shoulder press (2 rounds), 10 burpees, 10 curls (2 rounds), 10 burpees, 10 tri extensions (2 rounds), 10 burpees, 10 med ball sit ups (2 rounds), 10 burpees, 10 back squats (2 rounds), 10 burpees, 10 hanging lower abs (2 rounds)......yikes....

today will be 205 and I will cross the 21k mark. 

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012


#184, #185 and #186 were just burpees.....St. Patrick day burpees were "fun"!!  Day #187, I went back and forth with sets of 10 burpees and 10 sit ups til I hit 187.

Day #188  - I mixed up a few different exercises in between my sets of 10 burpees.
I had a very frustrating morning so I knew my workout had to involve some punching and kicking.
I did 100 punches at the bag, then 10 burpees (repeat), 10 front kicks each leg, 10 burpees (repeat), 10 round house kicks each leg, 10 burpees (repeat) ...all of those burpees were done on my knuckles with the boxing gloves on.  Back Squat (BS) 95# for 10, 10 burpees, Cable deadlift 70#/10, 10 burpees, BS 115# for 10, 10 burpees, cable DL 90# for 10, 10 burpees, BS 125#/10, 10 burpees, cable DL 100#/10, 10 burpees, BS 135#/10, 10 burpees, cable DL 110#'/10, 10 burpees, high/low cable woodchop 35#/20 each way, 10 burpees, regular cable woodchop 25#/20 each way, last 18 burpees.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

6 months DONE!!!! Day #183

Today marks the half way point with days....however, not even close to the half way mark in the amount of burpees  but still a major milestone.  My good friend and boss put together a workout for me to make the day a little more "fun".  I did 8 rounds of...TRX skater squats (24 total), cable slalom pulls (24 total), 12 DB snatches (25#) each arm, 12 elevated side planks each side and 23 burpees.....the last round only had 22 burpees to hit the 183 mark.

Past days....
168 - burpees
169 -sets of 10...burpees and boxjumps (24")
170 -173....just burpees (past the 15,000 mark on day 173)

Day 174 -  6 rounds...5 handstand push ups, 10 deadlifts (124#), 10 pull ups, 20 sit ups, 29 burpees

175 - 179....just burpees
Day 180, I enlisted (made) one of my clients to join me....we did different types of burpees  -burpee box jumps, Medball burpees, 1 leg burpees, high jump burpees.....

Day 181 - burpees, KB swings (30#), decline lower abs (6-9-12-15-18-21-23-21-18-15-12-9-2

Day 182....burpees

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


going back the last 7 days.....#161, #162 and #163 were just burpees.  Saturday was day #164 which was also the day of my Super Spartan race.  The race was a blast and had more challenges than the previous year - I ended up having to do 90 burpees during the race so after I did the remaining 74 -it was exhausting.  Sunday I had planned to do the crossfit games open WOD 1 -which was a 7 min AMRAP of burpees with a 6" mark above your reach that you had to touch with both hands with each burpee jump.  My first attempt I was only able to knock out 92 and I was very disappointed in myself, I figured I could get more seeing that I have been doing burpees everyday for 164 days.  I'm not one to make excuses but I will say my hips and knees were extremely sore from the 8 and half mile Super Spartan and I also realized that while I may be conditioned to do burpees on a daily basis, I haven't been doing them in a racing manner.  Because of my stubbornness, I attempted the 7 minute AMPRAP 2 hours later!  The second attempt I was only able to get 85- again disappointing to me and my burpee body but the 2 attempts did manage to get more than my allotted burpees for the day and left my shoulders more sore than they have been in a while.  Yesterday's 166 were just  burpees and then today, day #167 I did them as a WOD.  Today's WOD -
25-23-21-19-17-15-13-11-9-7-5-2.....burpees, front squats(65#) and lower abs.  Total count....14,028!!!   

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Day #160

Day #155 was just burpees.  I did 166 with a 10# weighted vest which was a fun workout.  Day #157 I did while visiting my grandmother in Bushnell, Fl.  - her home had so many pictures of my mother and brought back so many memories -I was very proud to do them!  #158 was just burpees again. #159 I started doing as a workout with double unders until my jump rope broke which put me in a very bad mood - I got through 3 rounds 26 burpees, 50 double unders - then I just finished with the remaining burpees.  Today on Day #160 - I did an exhausting, long workout at my gym.  I climbed up 5 flights of stairs (92 steps to be exact) - ran across the roof of the parking garage - down the stairs at the other end, ran through the ally back to my gym, then 36 burpees, 20 dead lifts (94#) and 50 abmat sit ups....for 5 rounds!!!  Total count - 12,880!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

5 Months DONE!!!! Day #154

5 months in!!!  That is really hard to believe.  Did day 154 today as a workout. 7 rounds -22 KB swings (30#), 22 burpees, 22 sit ups!!  Total count - 11, 935.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Today I did my burpees with ankle weights on and did them in sets of 30 with different glute exercises in between.  My last post was my dead lift burpees on day #145, so I will fill in the days since then.  Days 146 and 147 were just burpees.  Day 148 I had some fun with bar facing burpees - the jump was over a barbell that had 25# plates on it -then you have to turn yourself around so you are always facing the bar.  I did day #149 after a brutal TRX workout where a 19 year old kid tried to kill me.  The next morning I went to a crazy boot camp to prepare for the Super Spartan in 2 weeks - flipping tires, sledge hammers, kettle bells, monster crawls, ropes, running ans swimming....then I did my 150 burpees.  Days 151 and 152 were only burpees.  The total count after the 153 I did this morning is 11,781.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day #141

did a workout to incorporate the 141 burpees today and cross the 10,000 mark!

24 burpees
10 dumb bell snatches with each arm (25# db)
24 burpees
50 double unders
24 burpees
50 russian twists (left/right =1) w/25# db
23 burpees
50 double unders
23 burpees
10 db snatches each arm
23 burpees

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


WOW - these days are flying by!!! First of all, the 1 leg suspended burpees for day #133 left my a$$ sore for 4 anyone that wants a good butt workout - do some of those!!  Day #134 I incorporated them into a traditional, old school -chest press/lat pull workout!!  It's been over a year since I did regular presses like that and I felt those the next day!  Days 135, 136, 137 and 138 were just burpees!  The one day "no big deal" and next day "really suck" pattern is still happening!!!  I will be doing today's in a workout again doing old school arm exercises and a lot of core work!! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


The video explains my day for #133

To catch you up on the other days - #129 and #130 were in Key West....while doing day 130, I overheard my 8 year old son say to my 7 year old daughter "I know mom CAN do burpees fast but some days she is off"!!!  Had to stop and laugh - most of my "off" days involve me being in Key West....go figure!!!  Day #131 I started doing it  as a WOD -but was just exhausted and not feeling it - I started with 13 burpes boxjumps (20") and then 10 DB 1arm snatches (30#). I kept the boxjumps for the first 5 rounds and kept the snatch, alternating arms for 8 rounds and then did the last 2 rounds of just 13 burpees plus 1 last burpee to make 131.  Yesterday I just did my 132 burpees with my normal "10 @ a time, catch my breath, 10 more...repeat"  method.

Friday, January 20, 2012


So I just finished day #128.   I did both 127 and 128 just burpees .  Day #126 I did them as a workout...6 rounds of 21 dumbbell deadlifts (2 -30# dumbbells), 21 burpees and 21 sit ups!  That was a lot of fun.  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I wanted to see how bad or not bad it would be to maintain a pace of 10 burpees a minute for the 125 burpees today. I was pretty sure it would not be a problem. I started at the top of the minute and did 10 as fast as I could, then used the rest of the minute to rest....the first few rounds - got 'em done within 20 seconds - but even by the last couple rounds still had 'em under 30 seconds  - the 30+ seconds recovery was enough to catch my breath and bring my heart rate down enough to do the next 10 at a pretty quick pace.  I think every few weeks I am going to make sure I can maintain this pace.

Monday, January 16, 2012


Yesterday was exactly 4 months since this journey began.  A third of the way, the easy third!!  My last post was day let me catch up. day #119....I did my burpees with skater lunges....10 skater lunges then 10 burpees except for the 12th round where I only did 9 burpees.  Day #120 I did 4 sets of 30 burpees, 30 Bosu sit ups.  On Friday, day #121 I decided to take my friend's cardio class, I asked him to please incorporate the 121 burpees throughout the class - he snuck in 90....let's just say I was not a fan favorite when the others found out I asked for them. After the class I did the final 31. Days #122 and #123 were just straight burpees.  Today I made them into a WOD with a workout I was inspired by at the Crossfit 305 Ice Monster competition - the original WOD was 21-15-9 OHS (65#) and Kettle bell swings (35#).... I did 31 burpees, 21 OHS (45#) 21 KBS (30#), 31 burpees, 15 and 15, 31 burpees, 9 and 9 and ended with 31 burpees. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


gotta say #114, #115 and #116 were not fun - much harder when I'm not in my regular routine to get them done.  I had my daughter counting for me and I have to laugh because she says "hurry up mom, stop stopping" -thanks, Maddy - I wonder where she learned that from.  Was doing my #116 Sunday night while watching/listening to "cupcake wars" - that was fun.

Yesterday I did a WOD for #117.  5 rounds of: 5 HSPU, 10 front squats (75#), 15 deadlifts (75#), 20 russian twists (30#KB left/right =1) and 23 burpees.  at the end of 5 rounds still had to do 2 more burpees to make 117.

Just finished day #118....passed the 7000 7021

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Made 'em into a WOD again today with KB swings...
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 and then 1 more set of 3 each to total 113.
killed me shoulders but I do love me some kettle bell swings - used the 30# KB.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day #111

Ok - I spent New Years in Key West....not gonna lie, burpees were not fun to fit into the festivities but I did them.  And I am so inspired by Daniel who finished his burpee journey on New Years Eve!!! Today I turned them into a workout.  I did 3 rounds of  - 20 thrusters (45#), 37 burpees, 20 good mornings (45#) and 37 sit ups!!  I crossed the 6000 mark yesterday.  I'm proud to be doing this challenge!!