Yup, it's basically all in the title of this entry. Lifting has been so calming and essential to me lately that I was starting to become resentful of my rest days. I've realized recently how silly this is! Rest days are the perfect opportunity to channel gym-zen outside the gym! Party, dance around, bust out a few poses, and enjoy having energy. That's how you celebrate having muscles, baby!
Yesterday's music-related blog post kind of reminded me of this. There are so many potential triggers that could help me channel gym-zen more often. And I have a feeling that some people live in a state of gym-zen pretty much all the time. I am of the opinion that it's not a mysterious remote destination, it's very practical and applicable! So I'm doing it more often. And loving my rest days are a reflection of that.
Also underappreciated: A good night's sleep. You know that feeling when you're all sleepy and in your pj's under the covers, ready to turn out the bedside lamp? That is one of the best things in the world :D (Assuming the alarm is set for no sooner than 8 hours later.)