Dark side made me do it

Dark side made me do it

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

250 Burpees

250 Burpees

Wow the week has not even really started yet and I am behind the 8 ball. It all started on Tuesday, I was in the locker room getting changed at alive, when Damir walked in. He had that funny grin on his face so I knew something was up. I asked him if I should grab a treadmill right away since Ryan was not going to be there tonight, also I hoping that we would spend some of my training session on the treadmill so we could work on the whole running thing. He Smiled and said no you need to talk to Holly! I said oh am I in trouble? He answered do think you should be? So he just answered my question with a question, translation I ate something that was not in the plan.

So I head out to talk to Holly about last week’s log, just than one of my support team walked in, it was Kim the one who is helping me take accountability for my health and Attitude. Thinking holly was going to call me out on eat some smart pop popcorn, I said let’s talk here about the log, because I am thinking Kim already knows about the popcorn. It was not the popcorn that I ate that Holly pointed out that. No it was Bacon, yes I forgot about the bacon! 2 slice of bacon with my breakfast I had in my first week end on the plan. Holly was great, she broke it down and showed why the bacon was the wrong choice, and she even show me a much better choice I could have made. She is awesome!!

Now this new made Kim very happy, 2 slices of bacon = 100 Burpees! Just the other day I made her do 100 burpees for a negative comment. So she was happy to hold me to my promise to eat clean or pay the price with Burpees. It works out to much more burpees, but we will get into that a little later.

Now Damir and I were just starting out my session and my bacon error was fresh in my mind and in his. We started the session with Damir saying something like “bacon, seriously Brian” or maybe it was “you know how I feel about pork.” With the bacon thing fresh in my mind I said something I wish I never said, but I was thinking I would ask Damir for a wakeup call if I started to gain weight again. I asked Damir “when I gain weight again can you put the 65 pound dumbbells in my hand so I remember where I start out. This really pissed him off, he said “when you gain again” and walked off to get heavier Kettle bells for my workout. He grabs the biggest black kettle bells and returned. Then he said something I will never forget he said “Brian you think everyone gains weight on their weight loss journey, you are wrong you can do this without gaining any weight during your journey, you could do it just like so and so they did not gain anything since they started their journey”

Ok as we started our session I noticed that all the weights were much heavier than the ones we started with. Now maybe he set up with the lighter ones thinking that I would have more trouble with them then he thought. however after our little talk everything seemed to get a whole lot heavier. It was sort of like when he found that cheesy on me. Our session as so good that it flew right by; before I knew it we were done.

Later Tuesday night I looked over my log and notice that we went out for breakfast on Sunday and I ate 3 more Slices of bacon. That is when I took a deep breath and did the math, which is another 150 burpees on top of the 100 Burpees I already have to do. So I informed Kim that we need to do another 150, I think she was stunned, but was going to hold me to it.

When I got to Alive tonight I let Damir know that I had 250 burpees to do, He smiled and said he would talk to Kim about how I was going to pay for the burpees. Kim arrived and Damir had a word with her and we went to the Back and started to do the burpees, Kim said to do 20 burpees and she put down the med size black kettle bells, after I finished the 20 burpees without really stopping, A personal best for me, she had me do 20 each arm Alternate Cleans with the Kettle bells, Damir had made a work he said would count toward my burpees fine. As I did the Clean Kim said “Brian I think you may have really pissed Damir Off, this is not an easy workout” well it was something along those lines. I just smiled and kept going. What I think Damir did was he set up a workout with the kettle bells that is very difficult to do, but I am sort of good at so it made the overall burpees count not seem so Daunting.

After Kim kicked my ass for about 20mins or so it was time for kickboxing boot camp. My regular partner was there so it was awesome to work with her. Like I said before when you work with someone more than a few time you get into a rhythm. She went first and I pushed her a little. In fact I think there was point where she was punching really hard because she was a little angry with me, for making her do a burpees when she mess up the combo a few times. It was awesome! Now when it was my turn, I was still a little winded from Kim and I workout, so I was not hitting as hard as I usually do. So Lisa said “stop hitting me like I am a girl” it was awesome that she called me out, I love it. So I try a little harder. Boot camp Rocked!

So this is what I learned so far this week, I can do my weight loss journey 100% of the time or Kim, Holly and Damir are going to hold me accountable, and beat it into me. This is what I think I need right now, so thank you Holly for keeping me on track and thank you Damir and Kim for holding me to my word. Also I learned that Bacon is not worth it!! It may taste good, but it is not worth it at all!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Brian-

    I see you at Alive all the time- I am one of the newer trainers who is sometimes running on the treadmill beside you! I want you to know that when I see you working hard on the treadmill it pushes me to work harder and keep going to reach my own goals!

    I saw your blog post via Ben's fb page and just want you to know that I think you are an inspiration to many, many people. So many people think that weight loss is impossible and give up. I wish you luck and success on your journey. Positive thoughts, energy and support your way!

    Sincerely- Andrea