Last night on The Chris Gethard Show cast and crew took an honest look at themselves and stepped on the scales. At the end of the year, we will all step on the scales again and the person with the largest percentage of mass lost wins an envelope filled with an okay amount of cash.
Weight has always been my biggest battle in life. One thing that has made it easier is that I love sports and I am a natural athlete, so I have been active most of my life, I just eat like a fucking idiot.
Since March I have been seeing a personal trainer 2-3 times a week. In these sessions I have focused on strength training. When I started out I was curling 8lb weights and now I am up to 25lb. I can also squat a village and bench press your mom. PRETTY FUCKING DOPE. It is hard work, and it fucking hurts and there have been moments when I have wanted to cry, but I am stronger than I have ever been and that feels good. But I also weigh more than I have in a while. My fattest was the end of college when I tipped the scales over 200. My thinnest was 5 years ago when I ran a marathon. Right now I am somewhere in the middle, and I want to get away from it, not because I hate my body, but the extra weight isn’t healthy for my joints etc. I want to be healthy human being, not a sex symbol.
The past month I have focused on my food and upped my cardio and I have been losing again, but now with the competition, I am ramping up my focus in all areas.
THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN.
In addition to my 5-6 visits to the gym every week, I am giving the CG Show Audience, as well as my tumblr/twitter/facebook followers a chance challenge me physically every day.
For the week of 10/20-10/26 you can email me ONCE A DAY at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me to do a minute of burpees, crunches or a plank.
So if you email me today with the subject line Burpees - I have to do as many burpees in a minute as I can, and I will email you back the number I did. Same goes for crunches. With the plank, I will hold myself in plank position for a minute or longer. Right now a minute is my breaking point, I am shaking and sweating and cursing your unborn children, this is the worst of the bunch. Again I’ll reply with the time.
In addition to emailing, if you are part of the UCB community and you see me at the Training Center or Theatre, you can come up to me and tell me in person to do a minute of burpees, crunches or a plank. As long as it won’t make me late for teaching a class or doing a show etc, I’ll do it on the spot. If I can’t do it on the spot, I will add it to my list and do it during a break or directly after the show. If you already emailed me though, you can’t request in person, one request per person, per day. I want to be fit, not dead.
IN SUMMARY, YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE ME CRY!
EMAIL SPOFIT2011@GMAIL.COM with Burpees, Crunches or Plank.
And now I am off to the gym…..