I started doing ten burpees a day today in 2011 and never stopped. On the contrary, I added more reps, weights, cardio, stretching, and more, which isn’t hard when you keep at it for over a decade.
Most days I do fifty-four burpees. For details, here’s my list of all My sidchas, standard operating procedures, and preferences. One of my favorite parts is walking past gyms that cost $235 per month, knowing I get as good workout paying nothing, saving time. I didn’t realize until recently how much those years growing up amid crime and poverty affected me, but I love getting the value people spend tons of money on without spending money. It took me a while to realize people who call me privileged are talking about themselves.
How much do you spend on fitness? If it’s more than $0, you’re paying more than I do.
Some people consider burpees hard, even torture. I see them as liberating and simplifying. Since I value maintaining a minimum level of fitness and fitness experts rank the burpee among the most effective exercises, I am doing nearly the least work for my level of fitness. Other people at my level of fitness doing less efficient exercises are working harder overall, paying more, taking more time, etc.
According to my spreadsheet keeping track of all my sidchas, I’ve done over 222,298 burpees cumulatively.
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