Everyone knows that you can find ways to gain weight on Pinterest. All those amazing photos of food that you want to eat but know you shouldn’t. But can Pinterest help you lose weight? As I try to kick-start my own weight loss and exercise goals I’ve been spending more time in the Fitness category. Along with loads of “inspiring” photos of ultra thin women in bikinis, there are some fun workout ideas, healthy eating tips and other helpful things to be found. I happened upon this pin the other day:
Now as exercises go, I’ve never minded jumping jacks. Could this be an easy way to lose a little extra weight? While I can’t verify the claim that every jumping jack burns two calories, it does seem theoretically possible that this plan could work. 100 jumping jacks seems doable. 1000? Every day? Hmm…not sure about that. So I decided to give it a shot.
About 60 jumping jacks into my first set, jumping jacks suddenly weren’t so fun anymore. By 90, I thought I might die. I struggled through to 100. My heart rate was up, I even broke a sweat. 9 more sets in one day? I don’t think so.
If you know someone who can do 1000 jumping jacks in a single day and live to tell about it, there is your new fitness idol. It’s certainly not me. I’ll be on the “Do 100 jumping jacks a day and lose a pound in ten weeks” plan…