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