My Inc. post Monday, “I Do Burpees Daily Because I’m Lazy and Full of Excuses,” began
I Do Burpees Daily Because I’m Lazy and Full of Excuses
Not having a skill so useful as discipline is a reason to do them, which transformed my life.
When I tell people about my burpee habit, their most common response is to suppose I was born with superhuman discipline. I do them daily, and have since December 21, 2011, starting with 10 per day.
Now I do over 50 per day, in two sets, followed by stretching and other exercises to work what burpees don’t. So when I write “burpees,” I mean “10-minute burpee-based routine.”
Any self-imposed, daily, challenging, healthy activity would work–push ups, jumping jacks, etc. People associate them with hard work. I associate them with the opposite.
I’ll explain why after setting some context.
I wasn’t born with extra discipline
As for my being born with extra discipline, it’s the opposite, which is why I do them.
I watched a lot of TV growing up. I ate a lot of junk food. I misbehaved in class.
Read the rest at I Do Burpees Daily Because I’m Lazy and Full of Excuses.
Read my weekly newsletter
On initiative, leadership, the environment, and burpees