Archive for December, 2009

The One Hundred Day Burpee Challenge

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Instead of making a resolution to start off the new year, lets do it with a challenge. And what could be a better challenge than the One Hundred Day Burpee Challenge? Right, pretty much anything. Therefore it is the perfect challenge to start the new year off with. So on January 1, 2010, kick off the challenge.

If you don’t what the One Hundred Day Burpee Challenge is exactly, here is a run down. Day on (1/1/10) you do 1 burpee, Day 2 (1/2/10) is 2 burpees, Day 3 (1/3/10) is 3 burpees, and keep going till you get to day 100 (4/10/10) where you are now at 100 burpees. So on 1/1/2010, 3-2-1 Go!

FAQ

Q: What’s a burpee?
A: Wikipedia has a write-up on the burpee. You can also check out this video or this one on YouTube.

Q: I can’t do 100 of those evil things!
A: I’m willing to bet you can do one. Start with one and on day 2 do one, and then one more. Look at it as doing 1 burpee and build upon that. The proper mental approach will help you make it through this.

Q: On a given day, do I have to do all the burpees at once?
A; No, you just have to do that given number for the day. Using day 50 again, if you need to break it down into blocks of 10 with a rest in between, then that is what you do. The goal is getting all the burpees done for that day.

Q: What if I miss a day?
A: You poor fool… You still have to do the burpees. Lets say you missed doing the burpees on day 50, on day 51 you have to do those burpees (51) and the ones you missed (50). That should be a good incentive not to miss a day

Art Therapy Doesn’t Turn Them From Terrorism?

Monday, December 28th, 2009

It seems releasing terrorists from Gitmo and trying to rehabilitate with “art therapy” doesn’t work so well. I’m glad I wasn’t sitting at the table when this was suggested, I would have laughed myself silly.

Hopefully the government will get an idea of what we are dealing with regarding these terrorists. I’m hope it is before they kill more innocent people.

Janet Napolitano Must Go

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Every time she opens her mouth it just confirms she has no clue. Listening to what she had to say about the latest terroist attack attempt made my head hurt:

“What we are focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel. And one thing I’d like to point out is that the system worked. Everybody played an important role here. The passengers and crew of the flight took appropriate action.”

So having the device a terrorist is wearing fail along with a passenger jumping said terrorist is part of the plan? This is like a football coach saying “Okay, after the opposing quarterback fumbles the ball, we’ll scoop it up and run it in for a touchdown to win the game!” Can you hear the laughter if a football coach said that?

Only problem here is this isn’t a football game, it is the life of American citizens. We need someone in the government that can come up with a real plan and implement the plan. Not holding my breath with this administration.

I’ll agree with the Democrats on This

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Many Democrats are complaining as how the Republicans are being hypocrites on health care reform. The argument goes like this: Republicans are bucking the Democratic proposals, which I agree they should be stopped, but the Republicans had no issues when proposing unfunded Medicare reform.

Myself I was ticked off at the Republicans for pushing this 6 years ago. It was bad policy and bad economics. And I’ll agree that the Senators that backed Medicare reform 6 years ago are being hypocrites. This however is politics as usual.

My personal opinion is the Federal Government has zero business in being involved with health care. They can regulate a health care company that does business across multiple states, that is the power given to them by the Constitution, other than that stick to those limited powers you are suppose to have and leave the rest to the states or the People.

Hot Butter Rum

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

A little recipe for making a batch of hot buttered rum, perfect for the holiday season. You can omit the brown sugar and still have a tasty drink. Nice drink for sitting at home and relaxing.

1 stick of unsalted butter, room temperature (I like using Kerrygold butter)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon clove
1 cup light brown sugar
pinch of salt
1/4 cup honey

Mix dry ingredients together, then mix in butter till it is creamed. Add the honey and stir in till well mixed.

Add a heaping tablespoon to a mug, 2-3 ounces (adjust to your taste) of your favorite rum. I would suggest Captain Morgan’s Private Stock. Add boiling water, stir and enjoy

Robb Wolf Has Been Kicked Out Of The Building

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

In this post I mentioned that Robb was no longer doing the Crossfit Nutritional Certifications. Latest news is that Robb has been stripped of his Crossfit affiliation. Greg Everett of Catalyst Athletics received the same notice.

Best of luck to you Robb, the cream will rise to the top.

Update: Dr. Kurt Harris weighs in on the issue in his blog post Crossfit Nutrition Eats its Young.

Natalie Portman to Star in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

All I can say is “cool”

Next there should be a book combining “Gone with the Wind” and zombies. You could go two routes with this one: Civil War is caused by the issue of zombie slavery or the Union army is made up of zombies invading the south.

Want to save money off your order at iHerb?

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

I use iHerb often for ordering supplements. I get my fish oil from Costco but pretty much everything else from iHerb due to their prices and selection.

Now something that can benefit both of us, my iHerb referral code: QAZ657. Using this code can get you $5 off your first order iHerb and I get a small commission.

Supporting The Families of the Lakewood Police Officers

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

As you should well know, 4 Lakewood, WA. police officers were killed in the line of duty. Here are two ways you can show your support to their friends and families, and to law enforcement officers as a whole:

Lakewood Police Independent Guild

Rainier Crossfit Fund Raiser

The Whole Global Warming Scandal

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The best summary I’ve seen on the emails and data that was hacked (i.e. stolen) from the AGW is by The Devil’s Kitchen. Go read it.