When I told my sister I’m doing a 30-day burpee challenge she thought I’m talking about burping.
Obviously, that’s something I want to DEFINITELY try later this year, but for now I’ll stay with the 30-day burpee challenge.
You see these challenges everywhere, even with before and after pictures.
I always thought they’re so stupid. You do the same thing every day and call it a challenge? How about self-punishment?
But then I thought about it and decided, you know what, I hate burpees, but they make me feel good. They make me feel alive and proud and like my body can do things I didn’t expect from it. So I’ll just do this stupid burpee challenge.
End of my own quotation.
Now, I’m not delusional. I know I won’t lose belly fat doing 20 burpees every day.
What I’m doing this challenge for is to:
- start liking burpees more
- develop some self-discipline
- get my body moving even when I don’t feel like doing anything
And also burpees work your entire body, make you stronger and are good for your cardiovascular health.
My 30-day burpee challenge is very simple. Start with 5 burpees and add one burpee each day.
So day 1: 5 burpees, day 2: 6, day 3: 7 and so on.
I’m now up to 14 burpees and it’s getting challenging. The max I can do without taking a break is 13. So the next days will be exciting and miserable.
Life was good at 5 burpees. I’d wake up, do them half-asleep and then move on with my day. Now, I cannot do them half asleep, so I’m worried. How is it going to work? Nobody knows.
Okay, so in other news I’ve also started a little raw vegan “diet”. I guess it’s not really raw vegan, but more like a no cook vegan diet. For example if I have to choose between tomato paste and sun dried tomatoes, tomato paste any time. I choose the easier option. No way I’m soaking and blending those sun dried tomatoes as well.
I decided to do this, because raw vegan is usually low-carb and full of antioxidants – perfect to lose weight and to become healthier. And it’s very delicious.
There’s just one problem. Because it’s so cold right now, I just want to stay at home and eat pizza. Raw pizza is sad. It’s not pizza. I saw a recipe for a beet-crust pizza in a magazine the other day and cried invisible tears for 3 hours. Why?
Why not just eat pizza one time? Okay, so I actually ate 2 slices of pizza the one day. It’s fine, the goal is not to be perfect, but to keep going.
But the last months physically I’ve been exhausted – bones, muscles, wrinkles, everything hurts. With this raw thing I want to start eating better and clear what needs to clear out of my body. And get used to eating MUCH healthier again. I’ll keep this at least 10 days and will see from there.
Okay, so the burpee challenge in case you want to do it as well: