Weekend Wrap-up Jan 8: Resolutions.

When did people start making New Year’s resolutions? Don’t 90% of all resolutions fizzle out in the first month?

Did you make one? Has it fizzled or still going strong?

I didn’t make one per se, but I’ve been trying not to snack at night (not having chips in the house helps), and even though I like to be active every day (the -30 C winter temperature doesn’t help), I’m trying to overcome my aversion (loathing? distaste? abhorrence? Call it what you will) of the dreaded burpee.

Wait. The what?

The Burpee is named for a physiologist named Royal Huddleston Burpee. For his Ph.D. thesis at Columbia University in 1940, he invented exercise as a way to assess the fitness of non-active adults.

In a nutshell: Starting in a standing position, you squat, place your hands down as you jump your feet back, do a push-up, return to the squat, and jump up with arms extended up.

[Gee, that sounds like fun.]

It doesn’t take many to get the heart pumping. So, I’ve been trying to do at least 10 each day.

So far so good. But I still don’t like ’em.

-Leon


From my blog this week:

First Free Book Friday of 2022 / The Return of the Interview: In (a new) Conversation With . . . Me! – Oops, I did it again.
Weird Wednesday: Spam, Spam, Spam, Wonderful Spam.
Tuesday Tidbits: New Year, New Purge – Update. Subscriber open rate went from 38% to 48%
Free Book Friday on a Monday: Wait. What!? – ARC for my sci-fi novella still available.


Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of four books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and The View from Here, his first science fiction novella.

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