Ever since having my son, I feel like it’s only a rare occasion that I make it to the gym three times a week. I celebrate those weeks. In between those weeks I’m inevitably under the weather (daycare germs) though I will definitely say this year was much better than last year…. There may be hope for us yet!). I miss getting to the gym but I also recognize the importance of resting (see: get back to gym sooner) and not getting everyone else at the gym sick (see: don’t get sick again later when it mutates and you get it again).
I was looking through my Instagram pictures and came across a saying that was plastered on a hotel gym wall in San Francisco. The wall said “Prepare for it, train for it, fuel for it, rest for it”. I Love this! It’s not your typical motivation sensation… I particularly like that it includes fueling and resting…. don’t see that too often.
I’m lucky in some ways because when I miss the gym, I know I’ve got a good reason. I cherish my gym time and it does hurt when I know I shouldn’t go (see: all last week #somuchcoughing) but I know it’s the right thing.
So, what to take out of that long rambling? Pay attention to the walls in hotel gyms, you may just learn something valuable.