October 31 Happy Halloween

October 31 Happy Halloween

Today’s workout is a tabata of burpees. To start the burpee, you squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you, just outside of your feet. Jump both feet back so that you’re now in plank position.  If you can’t jump your feet back then step them back one at a time till you are in plank position. 3. Drop to a push-up—your chest should touch the floor. You can also drop to your knees here, which makes the impending push-up easier.  Or you can skip the push up and just hold the plank.  Push up to return to plank position (this can be a strict push-up, a push-up from the knees, or not a push-up at all (i.e., just push yourself up from the ground as you would if you weren’t working out)—your choice). Jump  or step the feet back in toward the hands. Then explosively jump into the air, reaching your arms straight overhead. If you can’t jump then just clap hands over your head.  For the tabata do as many burpees as you can in 20 seconds ( probably only 3-5 a set), then rest for 10 seconds, and do this 8 times total for 4 minutes.  “Deciding to seek what you want in your life means being prepared to leave your comfort zone.” Annemarie Postma  says in her book The Deeper Secret.  If I decide I want to be stronger than I have to be willing to be uncomfortable, I have to be willing to stretch beyond my comfort zone.  A tabata of burpees is not comfortable.  If you push yourself, you will feel it. You will also reap the rewards.  4 minutes of work is nothing to feel more comfortable in our skin the rest of the day.