Since we last spoke, I went to Lakeland, Floriday to watch the Detroit Tigers play in some spring training games. The weather was really nice – around 80 degrees, and low humidity – that’s the key. I actually used sunblock and didn’t get purple burns on my skin like the last time I was in Florida, so that was good. The Tigers went 1-1 to the games that we saw, so it wasn’t too bad. Jeremy and I mostly spent the day at the game and the night in the hotel room drinking beers. Maybe we should have taken better advantage of the time we spent there, although we did walk to 7-11 on one of the days, so that’s something.
I’m going to attempt to cook with a wok tonight. I got my rice cooker out on Tuesday and figured out how to work that, so now I’m going to try to make some fried rice. While I have some of the stuff necessary to make an honest to goodness stir fry, we always seem to be deficient of vegetables. While the rice cooks, I’ll probably go out and get the rest of the stuff for my sauce and marinade.
I’ve been slacking hardcore on the gym this year, and I actually went on Tuesday for cardio. I’ve missed the last few days and I feel myself getting complacent so I decided yesterday that I’m going to try the 100 burpee challenge. If you don’t know what a burpee is, I’ll tell you that it isn’t a little burp. It’s an excersize where you start standing, then you crouch down, and put your hands down, and push your feet back so that you’re into a pushup position. Once you drop into the pushup position, you go all the way down so that you’re on your chest, then you push yourself up. At that point, you bring your feet back underneath you into a squat, stand straight up and then jump into the air. When you get back to your feet, you start the whole thing over again, in rapid succession. Here’s what I’m talking about:
So, what the 100 burpee challenge is, is on day 1, you do 1 burpee. On day 2, you do 2 burpees. Day 3, you do 3, etc. If you miss a day, you make up all of those burpees on the next day, plus the ones that you have to do for that day. So, if you miss day 49, on day 50, you do 99 burpees. They don’t have to all be right in a row, as I plan on doing about 10 in a set when I get past day 15 or so. I’m also doing a few extra just to make sure I get the right form down. I can already tell this is going to be a good test, and something that will be a good supplement to my current workout. I guess it won’t hurt right? Plus, I’m looking for something to help me kickstart my weightloss, since that’s slowed since I’ve slacked off.