April Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

April 4, 2016

Seems like punishment to weigh myself on a day known for pranks and practical jokes, but I established my own weigh-in calendar, and weighing myself on the first of every month, including April 1st, is part of the deal. And this is no joke: I’m up two pounds.

Weight-Loss-Chart

I’ve been pretty good lately about not getting bummed at weight gains. I have a lot to be proud of, and I’ve accomplished so much, but this one stung a little bit, if only because  Read the rest of this entry »


No More #BirthdayBurpees – I’m DONE!

March 26, 2016

Three Saturdays ago I gave all my friends and readers a chance to give me a wickedly awful birthday present: burpees. I promised to do burpees for every like, share, and retweet of my #BirthdayBurpees posts on social media. And you guys didn’t mess around. I ended up with 1,085 burpees! And, the other day, I finished them all.

birthday-burpees-finished

I’M DONE WITH BIRTHDAY BURPEES! Let’s break down how I did them. Read the rest of this entry »


#BirthdayBurpees: Tallying Up the Damage

March 7, 2016

On Saturday, I invited all of you to give me a horrible birthday present: burpees. I promised to do burpees every time you liked and shared my #BirthdayBurpees posts on social media, and you guys responded in a great big way. (It’s not too late to assign me burpees! Click here to do your part.)

So – how many burpees do I have to do? The grand total is… 1,068 and counting!
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It’s #BirthdayBurpees Time! Bring It On.

March 5, 2016

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! 37 years young. Look how cute:

Baby-side-by-side

…and I looked pretty cute at 6 months old, too!

I need your help on this special day. I want you to GIVE ME BURPEES. That’s right. It’s a birthday challenge, and it involves YOU. I’m going to complete ALL the burpees that you, my lovely friends and readers, assign me.

So… what’s a burpee? It’s a Read the rest of this entry »


I’m DONE with Birthday Burpees!

March 20, 2015

My birthday was two weeks ago, and I wanted to celebrate with a big physical challenge. So I set up a social media challenge. It was simple: I shared a special image on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+, and every time you guys liked, shared, or retweeted it, I had to do burpees.

You guys didn’t mess around. 24 hours later, the count was up to 970. Nine hundred and seventy burpees.

I promptly got to work. I set up a highly technical burpee tracking system (involving a Read the rest of this entry »


Adventures in Phoenix… Plus Birthday Burpees and Bowflex News!

March 19, 2015

My last post was a recap of my stair race in Phoenix, but that wasn’t all I did in Arizona. It was my first time in Phoenix (excluding layovers at the airport), and luckily I have two really great friends that live there. And they’re both named Emily! One Emily is a great friend from high school, who is now a nurse and a competitive ballroom dancer. I got to see her compete the day before my race, and it was a blast.

David-Emily-Dancing

I almost wore the exact same dress – that would have been awkward!

Emily has been dancing for years and years, but apart from Read the rest of this entry »


March Weigh-In Results and Workout Progess Report

March 10, 2015

Stay tuned for a Birthday Burpees update at the end!

Sorry for the delay, folks! Normally I do my monthly weigh-in at the first of the month, but I was in Michigan when March began, and I didn’t weigh myself until I returned home, a few days later. This post was further delayed due to my birthday and the enormous Birthday Burpees challenge that came along with it.

No more delays! I stepped on the scale last week, and it said… Read the rest of this entry »