Challenges for January; say ‘no’ to sugar and ‘yes’ to burpees!

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.

From www.yourinnerskinny.ca

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?

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Comments

  1. OMGosh I love that tee,
    and yes.
    hell yes.
    Im all in to shun the sugar and bringontheburpeeing.

  2. My kids are even excited about the burpees. Stay tuned for a family-burpee-athon!

  3. Okay, I’m in – no to sugar and yes to burpees (starting with class today). I really need the no sugar challenge after the Christmas sugar a thon it seems.

  4. Oh my, I exercise daily, eat well, and get good sleep, but I just can’t give up the sugar. I need my daily chocolate fix! Good luck!

  5. I’m not up for any challenges right now, my life is one HUGE challenge each and every day…BUT I will say I have been getting up and doing some “man” push ups and crunches etc.

    i like how it wakes me up and warms me up.
    I’ll cheer you on from here!

    soon I’ll feel up to challenges and join you!
    xo
    Happy New Year!

    • Hey Cindy,
      Great work on your WOman pushups!
      Hope you’re feeling up to joining in next month. I’m sure they’ll be more challenges coming…
      Happy new year my friend!

  6. jillconyers says:

    Good luck with the challenges. Burpees kick my butt but I’m getting better πŸ™‚