Doc’s Log #2: Challenges Upon Challenges/Superbowl Sunday
Good evening all! It is slightly after midnight and I’m sitting here thinking about the future. Not the distant future but the next few months of it. I have a lot going on but I won’t go into detail right now while I’m still sorting it out but as it happens, I will definitely keep you in the know.
But I will let you in on some things happening in the right now….
Today I will be adding some challenges to my workout. One of the great thing about following other fit bloggers and runners is that there is always a new motivation to pursue, a new adventure to go on. Many of my workouts stem from those types of challenges.
So what’s new on the agenda?
Well my fellow blogger buddies, One Tough Mother Runner and 300 Pounds and Running, have thrown a few challenges my way that piqued my interest, the #Planksalot challenge and the 100 Burpees Challenge respectively.
The #Planksalot challenge is pretty smile. Do a single plank everyday for the month of February adding 10-15 seconds to my time each day. In addition to planks though, the challenge also entails doing a max set of squats everyday attempting to add 5 squats to my total everyday.
The 100 Burpees Challenge is somewhat similar but with a few added rules. Here they are verbatim from the website:
100 Day Burpee Challenge Rules:
One Burpee will be performed on the first day and one burpee will be added every day for 100 days. On the 100th day (If starting on February 1st, will be May 11th) I will be doing 100 burpees.
1. If you already can do 100 burpees…. consider 200 burpees for the challenge.
2.You may complete the day’s burpees all at once or broken up throughout the day as time allows.
3. The challenge is about discipline… if you miss a day, you must start over.
4. If you don’t start the challenge on day one, you may “buy in” by doing all the missed day’s burpees on your starting day.
5. Any burpees performed during a CrossFit workout may count toward your day’s total.
6. Have fun doing burpees.
I’m debating on whether I’m going to follow rule #3. I definitely want to stick with it for 100 days straight but if i miss a day and have to start over from #1, I don’t know if I want to do that. Say I’m up to 30 burpees, miss a day, then the next day I’m doing 1 again. The days I’m making my way back to 30, I’m not really making progress anymore.
So if i miss a day, I’ll likely just continue where I left off. Using the previous example, if I miss day 31, I’ll just do 32 the next day which would be day 32.
I know one thing, between the squat challenge and the burpees that are part of the squat, my legs will be fried but they should be crazy strong by the end. Burpees are an exercise I dread but, at the pace of one added burpee per day, I should be able to handle it.
So my DietBet is coming to an end on Monday but alas it’s the day after Superbowl Sunday. Like I said, I’ve already reached my goal but, if I pig out during the Superbowl and that food is sitting in my system the next morning, it might sabotage my weigh-in. I’ve already decided there would be no #CheatMealFriday this week and I definitely have to get a good workout in the next 3 days. So that way even with my Superbowl grubbery, I will still be beyond my goal. I’ll weigh in on Sunday morning and that will decide the story. If I managed to drop another couple of pounds this week, then I will relish in my wangs, fries, chips and dip…mmmm or maybe pizza.
OK, I’m getting ahead of myself…let’s get through the next couple of days first.
So will you be pigging out on Superbowl Sunday? Do you have healthy eats on deck or will you be going with traditional fare?