March Burpee Motivation!
This month’s challenge is a short and sweet. Well, the sweet part is debatable, but it’s definitely shorter than many of my monthly challenges!
You’ve got a 10-day window to reach one of 3 levels in your cumulative burpee count.
You decide when to start in the month. The 10 days must be consecutive though. You don’t have to do burpees every day. You can even do them all on Day 1 and check the challenge off your March Accomplishments list on March 1st!
Here are the levels:
- Level 1: 200 Burpees
- Level 2: 500 Burpees
- Level 3: 1,000 Burpees
Pick a level that suits you, publicly commit to it (along with your start date), and then just do the work! Even better, convince a friend to do it with you.
Secondary Challenge: Volunteer 2 Hours
For each monthly challenge, I offer a primary challenge that is physical and a secondary challenge that focuses on personal growth, supporting others, or getting out of your comfort zone. For March that challenge is to complete at least 2 hours of volunteer work this month.
This can include a wide range of activities, from volunteering as a mentor or tutor to helping out at a shelter (for people or animals) to fundraising or otherwise supporting a charity group. It can even be helping a friend update their CV or any other act of support where you volunteer your time, ideas, energy, etc.
If you already do this regularly, use this month to volunteer in a new area or using another of your rockin’ skill sets that you don’t normally volunteer with.
Helpful Tools & Ideas
Reminder and Accountability Apps: I used the app called Productive to remind me and keep accountable during these monthly challenges. There are others as well. These apps are excellent for accountability.S
How to Join
Just ask to join this closed Facebook Group — for support and accountability.
Once you’re in, feel free to add any friends who want to join.
It’s not required that you post on the group, or even join it in the first place. It’s more fun and motivational in a community though!
By the way, this whole thing is FREE — just good people coming together to support each other.
May I walk them down and up? If you are new to burpees or rebuilding fitness, then yes. Scale your burpees to suit your level, always prioritizing your health with good form and a smart progression. Scaling can be stepping them down and up, as well as not going down to the ground with your chest (remaining in the top of the push-up position, and then coming back to your feet).
Do I get to count Burpees I do in a workout already? Yes!
How do I join if I’m not on Facebook? Just say I’m in out loud 3 times, and you’ll be in! If you want to connect the dots and receive a virtual high-five, feel free to also drop me a note at [email protected] or say hi on my other social media channels.
Can I join the challenge, but start my own Facebook group for my gym, club, friends or community? Sure. I’d love to see you in the global group, so how about both?
I hope you join us!
Jeff Grant is the author of Flow State Runner: Activate a Powerful Inner Coach’s Voice, Hill Running: Survive & Thrive, Run Faster: Unlock Your Speed in 8 Weeks, Running Heavy, and UltraRunning: Coach’s Handbook. Based in Switzerland, Jeff is a coach and writer who specializes in mental coaching, peak performance, and transformation. Jeff’s popular newsletter is a digest containing inspirational and instructional resources, including his latest content. See recent issues and subscribe for free here. Refer to Jeff’s bio for more information, and please check out Jeff’s Coach & Author page on Facebook.