On my way home from work today, I had every intention of getting in an hour of exercise. But then, when I got home, I realized how tired I was. So, I decided to start off with thirty minutes of intervals on the elliptical. It was so hard to force myself to do it, but I did. There were several times I just wanted to give up and call it a night, but I pushed myself until I finished the workout. In the process I burned over 400 calories and was really, really proud of myself.
Once I finished the workout, I was exhausted. In the interest of not pushing past exhaustion, I decided that a good thirty minutes of intervals was enough. Some days are going to be better than others, and some days I have to listen to my body. I'm proud of myself for pushing through the workout, but also proud of myself for deciding that it was enough. Maybe I really am making progress after all!