The burpees were pretty much a fail. I tried the first one and had a sharp pain in my upper left leg near the hip. I was super frustrated because although I didn't want to do them I was determined to do my best and not be a baby. My trainer ended up subbing 7 push-ups for the burpees. I tried to do one regular push-up, but couldn't quite get it, so we switched to modified knee push-ups. I can tell I am getting a bit better already. On the last circuit I surprised my trainer by trying the burpees again. (I know, who is this girl??) I managed 4 super ugly burpees, but at least I have a baseline to improve upon. And yes, I am hoping they don't show up again on my schedule any time soon. I didn't have the pain when I tried the burpees later so maybe I just need to do other things before I attempt them to be loosened up.
One thing I have noticed in the last week is my confidence is increasing. A couple of times I have found myself trying to move things I previously would have called in someone else's muscles to do. For example, my husband put our hammock up on the deck while he mowed. (It is on a large metal frame). He was gone when I wanted to use it. Instead of waiting for him to get home, I moved it myself.