Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Not a Rest Day!

I don't normally post on Tuesdays because it's supposed to be my rest day.  But, unfortunately, my trainer had other ideas.  She sent me a text message with instructions for the day.  And yes, I could have said no, this is my rest day.  But, the scale is starting to move again, I don't want to mess with my weight loss karma.  So, I did the workout.

The first part of the text message was to do 45 minutes of easy cardio.  But, because today was an office day, I didn't have access to my cardio equipment.  So, at lunch time, I decided to go for a walk.  It would have been a really good idea, except for the fact that the humidity was close to 100%.  I ended up walking for an hour, covering 2.77 miles, and getting back to the office a sweaty mess.  Thankfully, my coworker took pity on me and brought me a huge glass of cold water.  Thank you, Tatiana!

When I came home, I was in a hurry to knock out the rest of the instructions.  I did fifteen bench dips and then started on the ball passes.  I was supposed to do 20 of them, but needed to stop and rest a few times.  But,  did all twenty of them.  And, writing this post hours later, my abs HURT. 

Finally, all I had left was my 90 second plank.  As soon as I started, I realized that my feet were burning inside my shoes and there was no way I was going to be able to hold the whole time.  So, I asked Steve to let me know when I got to 45 seconds, took off my shoes, and then did the remaining 45 seconds barefoot.  It felt so much better.  Then again, I doubt if I could have made it one extra second.  But, at least I fininished.

So, it was not a rest day by any stretch of the imagination, but it turned out to be a really good day anyway.  Of course, I'm not sure my legs or abs are going to forgive me any time soon.

Food:  Perfect
Exercise:  2.77 mile walk, dips, ball passes, and plank
Gratitude:  Tatiana and the water

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