Hi everyone, Long time no write!
I have been so busy with final exams, catching up with old friends, and getting back on rhythm and I haven’t been able to write.
With these complications, it has also been hard to exercise and eat clean. Some weeks have been better than others, but I really need to get back on track. So I have set up some goals for myself for at least to the end of february (leap year?).
1. drink at least 1.5 water bottles throughout the school day
2. go to sleep at 10 (I have to finish this post fast to get on track
3. Only eat what I need
4. exercise at least 3 days a week
5. THE 6 WEEK BURPEE CHALLENGE!!!
What is this you might ask, well this is a challenge I made up based on something I saw on pinterest. The post on pinterest said that it was a challenge to do 1000 burpees by Febuary 28th. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I have the time, or at the fitness level to do so many in once month. So I altered it. Here is my plan: week 1 (Jan 28-Feb 3): 5 burpees (x7 days), week 2: (Feb 4-10) 10(x7), week 3: 15 (x7), Week 4: 20 (x7), Week 5: 25(x7), Week 6: 30 (x7)!!! All together that would be 735 burpees In 6 WEEKS! I think that’s pretty good. The idea is that each week I will add 5 burpees, making it get harder as my fitness goes up.
So you might ask, What is a Burpee? A burpee is where you jump in the air and lift your arms, land in a crouching position, jump or step back into a plank and (optional: do a pushup). It kind of looks like a frog jumping, and the word burpee reminds me of froggy 🙂 They can be really hard but they get better over time. If you are still unsure, here is a video on how to do them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf7wZvraWV0
You might be like, “Izze, Why are you explaining a burpee?” And that’s because I challenge YOU America to do this challenge. It will strengthen your fitness and I will be doing it a long with you! So do it with your friends, send in pictures, get fit. I will be posting pics of me/update you on how it’s going and I would love if you could comment how it’s going for you (maybe even send in pics.)
Join me, smile, laugh, sleep well
PS: I’M GOING TO TAKE A BREAK FOR VEGANISM ON FEBUARY 14th THROUGH THE BEGINNING OF SEPTERMBER!!! I know this blog is about a teen vegan, and it still will be. Besides the burpee challenge, when the day arrives I will post about it. I will post about how it’s going and thoughts throughout the break. I will still be vegetarian. So I will explain in my next post about why I am doing this. night night.