Maybe I could've gone to the gym today.
Maybe I could've gone to work today.
I was wicked sick yesterday and -- although I feel a lot better today -- I am giving myself time to recover.
I am reminding myself of my goals -- to be healthier and feel better. To be stronger. Yesterday I was too weak to climb the stairs without needing a little nap to recover. Today I am stronger than that.
Tomorrow maybe I will go back to the gym.
Tomorrow maybe I will go back to work.
Tomorrow maybe I will go back to normal.
Today I will recover and maybe even baby myself a little bit.
Because my training has never been about a specific goal.
It's about being stronger every day.
It's about learning moderation.
I wrote about how the "cheat day" is an important and integral part of the eating plan. I don't need or want a "rest day" from exercise every week. But maybe -- one or two now and then -- is just what my body needs.
I needed to rest today.
Tomorrow, maybe I will be fierce.
Today? I will take another nap.
And maybe that's just what I need.