I wouldn’t say that I have the biggest family in the world, but I like to think it’s a pretty good size. My parents are divorced, my mom is remarried, so that essentially gives me an edge on some families. Luckily in the remarriage I garnered a baby brother and sister … well, they aren’t babies, but they’ll love to be referenced like that here.
Over the holidays I got a chance to spend a good amount of time with my brother, which is always a welcomed joy in my life. On Wednesday night I made an attempt to get him to come to a CrossFit class with me. According to my brother he’d love to lose a little weight, and in my opinion, CrossFit is the best possible solution.
While I couldn’t get him to commit to a CrossFit class until he gets into better shape, on Thursday at our Thanksgiving meal I got him to commit to a 30 Day Burpee Challenge. I’m guessing he believed this would be a better route than a single CrossFit class, but whatever.
I don’t really think public call outs are truly a way to motivate individuals — in fact, I’d say they do the exact opposite. But if you know anything about brothers, you’ll know that they will do anything to humiliate and motivate the other. Sometimes using one to entice the other.
In this case I’m using my blog to call out my brother, Mr. Andrew Dawson. This week we are only called to do 5, 10, 15 and 20 burpees before we get a rest day on day five. Sounds like our hell is becoming a reality.
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So, in the spirit of the holidays and being around family, help me motivate my baby brother in getting through this dare from hell, the 30 Day Burpee Challenge!