I want to apologize for not having a post for Thursday. Unfortunately, I got food poisoning....BOY was it bad...I may never be able to eat a certain type of food again. I just want to touch base on how important listening to your body is when it is ill or spent or just not performing well. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! Take a moment to rest. I know I have talked about it earlier but the situation I was in today really made me think about how I was treating my body. Thursday morning I had to be up extra early for some work training and I got up early enough to fit in a workout. However, from the moment I got up...I knew that something was wrong. I was SUPER nauseated and just didn't have a lot of umph. So, I thought "whatever, it's just a phase or thought, working out will make it better". So, I hop my my trusted elliptical and I began to well... run. The warm up alone was hard to get through, so I decided ok my body maybe can't handle more than a 30 min session. After doing one high intensity drill at ten min I thought I was going to lose my cookies. I still ignored it and fought with every ounce. I kept saying just 15 more min which turned to 10 and then...I was hurting and I was feeling far more nauseated and I BARELY made it to 25 min of a not very well performed workout with all my breaks. My point: LISTEN TO YOUR BODY, NOT THE NEGATIVE VOICE THAT MAKES EXCUSES. I was very disappointed to not put in enough time and effort in my workout because I was so focused on just making sure I worked out today, that I ignored the warning signs and pleas from my body that today should have been a rest day or something a lot more simple. Your body is smart, please listen to it and don't let stupid things get in the way of it's overall well being.