Last month I blogged about being ‘all challenged out’.
Unable to keep myself from saying YES to every challenge that I read about on Facebook and Ravelry, I enthusiastically over-committed and failed miserably. I didn’t manage to knit 11 shawls in 2011. Stalled out on plank a day after only a week. A month without chocolate? More like a couple of days!
But alas, I cannot stay away. I love a good challenge. Even better when there’s a whole on-line community motivating, encouraging and supporting each another to stick it out. To not give up.
This month, I’m restraining my enthusiasm and joining two challenges (just two!). One nutrition and one fitness. Both will be a great kick start to 2012, my fittest year yet!
- The No Sugar Challenge; eliminate all added sugars from my diet for the month of January. I’ve done this one before, but only in two week increments. I’m not gonna lie; a whole month is going to be really tough. Good thing the Christmas baking is nearly gone and there are no family birthdays in January!
- The 30 Day Burpees Challenge; increase the number of burpees you can do (ideally in a row) by adding one more each day. I’ll be starting with 10 of the pushup variety (check out the link above for descriptions and a video demonstrating the various burpee options available) and aiming to be able to do 40 in a row by the end of the month.
You can follow my progress here and on Facebook. I’ll be posting my daily burpee numbers and times as well as any new no sugar recipes that you simply must try.
Will you join me? No to sugar? Yes to burpees?