I emailed my trainer last night letting him know I couldn't make it in again today because my daughter is still too sick. I shared with him the workouts I created for myself on Monday and Wednesday and asked if he had any suggestions on something I could do at home for Friday. He wrote back and told me to try and do 50 burpees in under 5 minutes and if I could do that, then to do 25 more.
I set the stop watch on my phone and got started. I finished 50 burpees in 11 minutes and 51 seconds. Not even close to the 5 min mark and they were modified burpees even. Ugh! I suppose at least I know what my time is and I can just keep working on trying to beat it.
After the burpees I felt like I had more to give, so I ended up doing 3 rounds of:
10 right 15lb kettle bell snatches
10 left kettle bell snatches
10 sit ups
After I finished my three rounds I decided to do those last 25 burpees even though I wasn't able to do the first 50 in 5 minutes. Those last 6 were brutal.
I can't believe how drenched I was afterwards. I feel so good and I'm really happy that I pushed myself to finish.
I'm looking forward to taking a break this weekend. We'll be attending my grandmother's funeral tomorrow. The weather should be just gorgeous.
What I plan on eating today:
Breakfast/post workout meal~chocolate protein shake
snack~apple w/ almond butter
Lunch~salad w/ pork tenderloin and a homemade dressing
Dinner~grilled chicken and sausages, side salad, roasted asparagus