The weekend is winding down. How was yours? We had lots of football, some good games, some not so good. It was also full of time with friends, good food and maybe a few drinks. We all overindulge and over celebrate at times, right? It’s part of living and enjoying life. Thinking of the too many calories and appetizer “football food” I had on Saturday, brought me to an article I saw recently in Popsugar.
The article’s spin was looking at foods not based on calorie counts, but based on the amount of burpees it would take to negate some of the foods that had been overindulged in. If you are like me, you just can’t help but love to hate burpees. They are an exceptional exercise, when done correctly, for burning some major calories because you basically use your entire body in each rep. It is basically combining a squat, with a thrust, a push up and a squat jump. There is a lot going on there! So if you are attempting to be really efficient with your exercise and burn some major calories or if you are trying to lose weight, then tuck this list in the back of your mind. Also, if you want a little burped primer, or if you think a full fledged burpee is more than you would like to handle, I have included a video going through some great modifications and alternatives to make burpees friendly for everyone.
So, if you are thinking about enjoying some of these goodies listed here, also think about the burpees to go along with it!
Slice of pepperoni pizza (298 calories): 30 minutes of burps
Cheeseburger (423 calories): 42 minutes and 20 seconds of burpees
Medium-sized McDonald’s french fries (380 calories): 38 minutes of burpees
Grilled cheese (580 calories): 58 minutes of burpees
Homemade chocolate chip cookie (89 calories): 9 minutes of burpees
Red velvet cupcake (496 calories): 50 minutes of burpees
Half a cup of vanilla ice cream (230 calories): 23 minutes of burpees
Half a bar of dark chocolate (300 calories): 30 minutes of burpees
5-ounce glass of red wine (115 calories): 11 minutes and 30 seconds of burps
12-ounce bottle of beer (150 calories): 15 minutes of burpees
12-ounce can of Coca-Cola (143 calories): 14 minutes and 20 seconds of burpees
Here is a look at some different ways to make burpees part of your own fitness routine!
How was your weekend? How did your football teams do? How do you feel about burpees? Love to hate them, too?
Enjoy Your Day!