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As demonstrated here by Ceci, the hand of god sometimes reaches down while you’re in the middle of a queerfit workout and pulls you upward into the light. You might think you’re dying, but it’s just divine encouragement to get out of that hunched-over position you’ve been in all week, open up your chest, and submit to the wonder of the day.

Our first challenge for February is to carry that feeling over into all of Sunday. Through burpees, of course.

We’re doing 50 transcendent burpees throughout the day, no more than 3 at a time. A transcendent burpee is like the burpees we normally do (down, kick to plank, pushup, stand, hop), but in place of that perfunctory little hop at the end you’re going to give a big, meaningful jump and open up your arms like you just scored a touchdown at the Superbowl. In fact, it’s totally ok to do these while drinking beer and eating chips at a Superbowl party. It’s up to you whether you want to do one or two (or three or more) pushups with every burpee. If the jump isn’t going to happen, create a modification that has you throwing yourself open to the universe by raising your arms with great enthusaism. The only thing you HAVE to do is fling open your arms at the top of the movement in an ardent kind of hallelujah. Because really, how often do you get to be ardent?

Since you can’t do more than 3 at a time, you’re going to need some way to keep count. An index card and pen works, or if you have 50 small items (pennies, cheerios, raisins) you can start with a pocket/bag of 50 and toss/eat one for every burpee.

Don’t wait until late in the day to start! Do one or two right now, whatever you’re wearing, to see how it feels. Awesome, right? Let us know in the comments some details of your burpee style, a few places where you did them, how they felt.