We did a Tapata workout. That means that you do 20 seconds of work and then 10 seconds of rest for 8 intervals. You count the number of reps you get in each 20 seconds and report only the lowest number. That means that you have to get a least that number on the next try or your score drops. It keeps you from slacking on the later intervals. It is tough.

We did Tapata row (measured in calories), 1 minute rest, Tapata squats, 1 minute rest, Tapata pull ups, 1 minute rest, Tapata pushups, 1 minute rest, and Tapata sit ups. Adding up my lowest number from each I got a score of 46.

Friday and Saturday

Days 19 and 20 of the burpee challenge


I did a warm up that I saw on Pinterest.

Source: via Heather on Pinterest

I didn’t make it all the way to forearm stand. Arm balances in yoga have always fascinated me but I’m not there yet. I used the prep poses as a warm up. One of them was wheel.


I used to do this all the time but then I lost it. A few years ago suddenly I wasn’t able to do it any more. I couldn’t push up with my arms to get my head off the floor. I thought about all the upper body strength I’ve been gaining so I decided to try it again. I pushed right up into it! (Then I fell over because I was so surprised but I digress).

The workout I chose for this day was a killer but I’m trying to adopt this as my mantra.


  • 10 lat pull downs instead of pull ups since I can’t do those at home.
  • 20 push ups
  • 30 burpees
  • 40 Supermans – lay on stomach and lift upper body and legs
  • 50 sit ups
  • 60 lateral jumps – I jumped back and forth over my yoga mat.
  • 70 meters of walking lunges holding a 25 lb weight
  • 80 squats – evil after the lunges!
  • 90 double unders – I still can’t do all of these and I don’t have a good place to jump rope so I jumped until I felt my shin splints starting to complain.
  • 100 mountain climbers – In plank jump one foot forward then jump and switch feet
  • Monday

    22 burpees


    We started with a 400 m run. Then we did clean and jerks. We were supposed to do 3 at 80% of max, then 2 at 85%, then 2 at 90%, and 5 at 80%. So I stayed light. At least I thought I did. When I entered the most I lifted in the computer it said it was a new PR at 75 lbs. After that we did 7 sets of 2 back squats. I did 125 lbs.

    The workout was:

  • 200 jump rope
  • 11 push press – Bar from shoulders to overhead. I did 55#. That was too heavy to do all of them at once. I had to put the bar down halfway through.
  • 160 jumps
  • 11 push press
  • 120 jumps
  • 11 push press
  • 80 jumps
  • 11 push press
  • 40 jumps
  • 11 push press
  • I did it in 11:47.

    I signed up to have my body fat measured next week. My first question was why would I ever want to know that? Then they said that it measures lean muscle mass too and that I could get measured every 90 days to see how I’m doing and then the magic word was free. Time to start really watching the diet again.