Well, I missed the gym today and chose to cook dinner for and eat with the family instead. But I’m okay with it. Although, I do try to hit the gym at least six times a week Sunday through Friday and stick to my weekly routine, there are times when I feel I can give the gym a miss. If I was asked what I would miss the gym for a year ago, I would have said absolutely nothing. At the time, nothing was more important than the gym, and nothing would get in the way of my workout. Now, I know there are times when missing the gym isn’t such a sin because my health and fitness life is a collective. What I mean is that as long as I do my best to live a healthy life over the course of the week, month and year, a random day off (for an important/good reason I might add) doesn’t detract or undermine my goals or my ability and desire to accomplish them. Yes, every individual day is definitely important in living healthy and fit, but as a collective, when I see myself accomplishing my goals and I feel comfortable, I can determine if, when and for what reason, I can take a day off.