The day started with a text message from my trainer with instructions to do two 90 second planks, a minute of push ups, and an hour on the elliptical with 20 minutes of high incline. So, the day definitely started out scary!
I did the planks pretty much first thing, just to get them over with. I wasn't able to hold them for the full 90 seconds, but I'm definitely getting better. The first session on the elliptical went pretty well with 484 calories burned. I took a few hours off, did the push ups, and then did the second elliptical session - 502 more calories burned. I don't think I've ever burned so many calories in an hour!
Of course, after I got off the elliptical, I was exhausted. I thought I'd recover in time to get to yoga tonight. I really wanted to make it three days in a row of 2 hours of exercise. But, then I realized that it wasn't what I really needed. Tonight, I was tired and needed a break. So I made the choice to listen to my body and stay home. I'm glad I did. I am still learning this balance between pushing hard and respecting my limits. Today, I had the best of both worlds. Overall, a great day!