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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