F*** you burpees!!! Motivate me please :(

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I also what to chime in and say F*&* you Burpees. Like what jackass invented that move? Who and where ever you are, there is a special place in HELL for you.

Now that is off my chest, OP just go. The first time is always the worst. It does get easier. As Nike says JUST DO IT!

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@stardustintheeyes:  GO, GO, GO!!  What does not kill you makes you stronger, and working thru the soreness will be better, than quitting all together!!  Give yourself your break…even if you can only do 1/2 the reps, or the modified versions…you are still doing it, and that is a beautiful thing!!  And one day, if you keep working at it, you will be so proud that you can go thru the entire workout without wanting to die, because there will come a point where you will.  Two days a week is a great start to a workout program, but I recommend adding in a day or two at home, or somewhere else as well.

And I promise you this, the human body is a powerful thing.  Physically, it can do more than we mentally believe.  So when you feel you NEED to give up, chances are it is your head telling you that, and not your body. I am not saying push it to the point of injury, but certainly, push yourself to keep going as long, and as hard as YOU can (not everyone else, but YOU).  The results will be worth it, but it is not instant, it is a journey 🙂  Good luck!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

omg, so I started boxing a couple years ago (I was in ok shape but I wanted to take it to the next level) and it’s basically the same workout with tons of lunges, burpees, pushups, etc.

Your butt is going to look AMAZING.  Like, not even kidding.  I had no idea my body could look the way it did after just a month.  But don’t stop, I stopped and I’m kinda more flab than fab right now.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@stardustintheeyes:  Yes, go!  If you go twice a week like you’re supposed to, you’ll be amazed at what you can do after those 2 months are up.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@OUgal0004:  Give yourself your break…even if you can only do 1/2 the reps, or the modified versions…you are still doing it, and that is a beautiful thing!!  And one day, if you keep working at it, you will be so proud that you can go thru the entire workout without wanting to die, because there will come a point where you will.  

This is what I had to come to accept. It is a mental battle. Okay I might not be the fitest girl in the class; sure I not executing the moves as well as I want, but thats okay. I’m here damnit! Instead of vegging out in front of my TV again. You have to give yourself credit. Getting out of shape took time and effort and so does getting into shape. But damn it sometimes is sucks to hell, but push thru anyway. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It really, really does get easier! I went to my friend’s bootcamp for the first time last summer, and after my first class on a Friday I took off to San Francisco for the weekend. I had to DEATH GRIP my husband’s arm to help keep me up because my quads were so sore that I thought they’d give out at any moment on the hills. I couldn’t walk right for like 4 days. After that, I had just a titch of soreness after each class the next day. Jogging became just a bit easier (though I’m still stuck in the “running a mile is hard for me” camp), and losing / maintaining weight was much easier. 

Go – it’s worth it! It’s always hardest in the beginning!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper

@stardustintheeyes:  Don’t hate me, I love Burpees. I did a death by burpees session last night and ack it hurts (but in a good way).

Okay so back to the motivation.

Bootcamps and Crossfit are incredibly beneficial and they burn fat like you wouldn’t believe. They are, as you have experienced, intense and a pain in the ass literally and figuratively speaking and even if I (being an addict that goes four times a week) take a week off find it hard for about another week to two weeks as I have to work myself back into it. In other words you need to give it time. It SUCKS at first…that is why they say you love/hate it. Give it atleast a week to two weeks of really pushing yourself. If you find that you dread 100% going than find something else. While working out should never be easy or pleasant and definitely not a walk in the park you shouldn’t hate what you are doing, otherwise you won’t remain committed to doing it. Bootcamps/Crossfit are NOT for everyone and it may be that you need to find another way to stay fit and motivated. That is absolutely okay.

Best of luck and let us know how it goes after a couple more sessions.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@stardustintheeyes:  Just keep in mind – Giving 60% is better than giving 0%. Go out there and do what you can.  Just have fun, and keep a big smile on your face.  🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I hate burpees too and can’t do them the ‘full range’. Plus they make my arse jiggle like J Lo’s 🙁

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