30 Day Burpee Challenge…DONE!

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And…I can not believe I have completed the 30 days of burpees. I am glad that my gym buddy Mike convinced me to do it and MORE importantly how supportive everyone at the gym was! They would join in the burpees if they were there with me! That is support! Not even needing to do it and they did it anyway! In fact, they all joined to help me do 170 burpees today! THE FINAL DAY! I am not going to lie, I was thinking about calling it quits until I saw this on the board at the gym:


(Ya…Mike is an overachiever…he did 211 today and he always added plus 1 to whatever the number was…)

And in true foodie fashion (Mike and I both enjoy a good meal or dessert) we of course celebrated with a treat. No challenge is complete without a reward! So what did we have? Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies! OH YA! We deserve it! After all, in the 30 days we did 2,750 burpees!

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Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
So deliciously good!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add butter and sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. In a large bowl, sift the flour, salt, and baking soda with a wire whisk until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  4. Use an ice cream scoop to place a scoop of cookie dough on top of an Oreo cookie. Place another scoop on the bottom of the Oreo. Seal the edges together by pressing and cupping the dough in hand until the Oreo is completely enclosed. Shape into a thick patty. Repeat with remaining cookies and dough.
  5. Place the stuffed cookies on the prepared baking sheet a couple of inches apart and bake for 11-15 minutes, until the cookies are cooked through. Let cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.
Recipe Notes

Be gently when forming the dough balls, you don't want to break the Oreo.

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My first rip…

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So…today was a crazy day in the gym. We continued on our burpee challenge…140 today. And we did the WOD “Murphy” which is also known as the “Hero WOD”:

Run 1 Mile (1.6 Klm)
100 Pull Ups
200 Push Ups
300 Squats
Run 1 Mile (1.6Klm)

Instead of running we did a 1,000 meter row.

During my last 10 pull ups one of my calluses ripped! Gross I know…but for some STRANGE reason I feel like I was “initiated”! I have not had one of those since I was in gymnastics! Granted it hurts like a mother, but I am proud of it! I know…totally crazy. Anyone who knows me, knows that this is the LEAST girly thing I could be proud of! And I am pretty girly!

I did finish the WOD…yay me. (Another surprise for me.)

The bummer: yoga and oly lifting today was hard! Pressure on the hand kinda sucked in yoga…and well oly lifting trying to grip the bar SUCKED!

Yet…I feel I had a great day! Here is my hand after I cleaned it up after the gym and cut off the extra flap of skin…YUCK!


Oh burpees…

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Burpees, I still loathe you.

Today will be day 15 out of 30 for the 30 day burpee challenge. We are half way through. (Still amazed that I am doing this!)

Here is to a 110 burpees when I get to the gym today. And then it will be all downhill to the finish line!

Atlas Stones!

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Since Sandra has started implementing strong man skills into the schedule of classes at her gym, we have gotten to use interesting equipment. In fact, we got to use the atlas stones she had made for the first time today! It was exciting and fun!

Of course they started as empty molds. They were an adventure to get when I picked them up for Sandra. (Yay for Crossfit Stompin’ Ground for letting us borrow them!)


Then John put them together and filled them with some concrete. As you can see, there are a variety of sizes:


After like THREE weeks of curing, they were finally done! We used them after John had sanded them down of course.


And the workout today was AWESOME! We finally had atlas stones in various weights that EVERYONE could pick up! 🙂

On a side note…I survived 100 burpees! And day 5 of the ab challenge!

Day 12 of burpees…

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So I am proud of myself…I have kept up with my burpee challenge. Even on the days I don’t make it to the gym! (I know…I surprise myself sometimes.) On Mother’s Day I knew I would not have any time to get to the gym for a workout but I had burpees to do! So I got up early…and did my 75 burpees first thing in the morning! 🙂 I was so proud of myself. So today we are at day 12…95 burpees. Which means tomorrow is 100! Now for some reason I just can not get over that number…100! It just seems so overwhelming thinking about it and it is not even here yet! 10 burpees at a time…10 at a time and I will get there!

Now on a side note I started a 30 day ab challenge also! This one has not overwhelmed me too much yet…but we are on day 4 and it happens to be a rest day! 🙂 I am doing this challenge with Liz, Mike, and John. Here is what we are doing:



Here is to 95 burpees tonight!

30 Day Burpee Challenge

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My gym buddy Mike asked me to do the 30 day burpee challenge with him.

1. I hate burpees.

2. I REALLY hate burpees.

Yet, I still agreed to do it! LOL! So he said his friends on Facebook were going to do it, but they were modifying the numbers to start with. So, we started on 50. 50 burpees. I thought I was going to die. I told him his friends were freaking nuts! That was Monday.

Tuesday, we add 5 more…55 burpees. Wednesday 5 more…60 burpees. (Did I mention Wednesday’s WOD included 100 burpees/kettle bell swings, with a sled push and tire flip, 5 times? Wednesday was more than 60 freaking burpees!) And yesterday 5 more…65 burpees. Today – rest day! HOORAY! Tomorrow we add 5 more for 70 burpees.

This challenge makes for a great warm up. And yesterday I was able to get to the 25 – 30 mark before feeling like I was going to collapse! (There must be a method to this madness…I might even get to gain some stamina doing this stuff!)

So I told Mike, you know what your friends might be crazy BUT hopefully I won’t hate burpees as much by the end of these 30 days! (Who am I kidding…I will probably still hate them!) And that is when he told me, his friends said 50 was too much and they dropped it to 25! But it doesn’t matter because we were going to keep trucking along…LOL! Here I thought we were going to drop the amounts…WRONG. But I did learn, I can do it. I push myself and get over the mental block that I have, I can complete burpees. I may not be the fastest, and they may not look very pretty, but I am getting it done!

Here is the chart of the burpee challenge that was modified:


Here is to hoping I survive tomorrow!