Resting Isn’t the Same as Being Lazy
I’ve been immobilized over the last 48 hours.
Starting early Easter morning, I claimed the bathroom floor as my bed. I had came down with a stomach virus/bug hours before daybreak Sunday, only to finally feel somewhat better this morning, Tuesday. I’m still probably only 80% or so.
It’s been a rough couple of days.
I was able to go to the gym this morning for the first time since Friday. It wasn’t a great workout, but it was a workout nonetheless and one that made me sweat. It felt get to exert some energy after being dormant the last few days. I’ve probably only skipped the gym 7-8 Mondays over the last two years, but that’s fine. I was sick and my body needed the rest. I didn’t even consider going to the gym yesterday.
Resting isn’t the same as being lazy.
I would never let myself skip the gym if I were just tired, had “other things to do,” or just wanted to be lazy, and you shouldn’t either. It’s important to listen to your body, though. If you’re legitimately sick, you can and should skip the gym. If you’re injured, you can and should skip the gym. I don’t mean a blister either, I mean an injury. I worked through numerous blistered when I first started out — you can too.
If you have a sprained ankle, though, or the flu, I’d highly recommend staying at home and getting some rest. The gym will still be there when you’re at your best again.