Me against the Jump rope

An Introduction to my Fifth Challenge

Once upon a time there was a girl with  curly hair. The PE teacher brought out a bunch of jump ropes. “Yeah”, the other kids in the class said.  The girl kept  jumping at the wrong time and hitting her shoes. She felt silly. Have you guessed my next 13 day challenge? I’m going to jump rope every day. At first, I had the idea that I would jump rope 13 minutes every day.  I changed my mind after I started jumping. I’ve decided to begin with 1 minute for day one of the challenge. My goal is to add time as I get better at it.

The Practical Reason

According to webmd.com , which is a great website if you want to find a disease to stress about, jumping rope burns about 700 calories an hour. I don’t know any one who can jump rope for an hour. I was tired after one minute.  Jumping rope  is also good for your heart and good at building coordination.

The Philosophy Reason

If you haven’t already guessed, the girl who was afraid in PE class was me. To be honest with you, I still hit my shoes a bit when I was jumping. In fact, the picture below proves I hit my shoes. I have read in the self-help books that you have to do hard things. It  will make you stronger. Cheers to getting stronger!

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And now it is off to bed. My challenge is over, but I am still working on getting to sleep by 10:30 p.m.

2 thoughts on “Me against the Jump rope

  1. Way to go! I love reading about your challenges, so inspiring! 13 minutes probably feels like forever jump roping …maybe u could sing jump rope rhymes while u go…cinderella dressed in yella, Went upstairs to kiss a fella, made a mistake and kissed a snake, how many doctors did take 1…2…3..4……..13?!

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