Tuesdays and Thursdays are my double days where I workout in the morning and then practice in the evening. Some days are harder than others! On a clear Tuesday morning, I ride to the Saint-Avertin Amazonia to tag team the gym equipment with a teammate who works out there on her break from work. On days where the weather is begging me to stay in my warm bed, I end up peeking out the garage door from underneath a pile of wool and three water resistant jackets. Then, post self-pep-talk, I brave a cold and wet commute (I like to think of it as a refreshing ice cold shower - ha!) to Amazonia Saint-Cyr.
One funny thing... All the cardio machines have audio outlets for streaming TV and internet. However, the first time I saw this compartment flap cover - I'm not going to lie - I checked to see if wasn't an ashtray. Nop - plugs for ear buds - Phew! :)
Even more beloved than cigarettes to the French, though, is coffee. And I believe I've already mentioned how much people appreciate snacks here, right? Well, Amazonia wins the Best-Snack-Bar-at-a-Gym Award. Hands down. They offer an unlimited coffee and tea bar and yummy apples free for the taking! So, when I can't motivate myself to go workout, the cappuccino gets me through the door every time. Haha!
Anyway... Ah yes, the title of this post... I saw this quote on facebook the other day - no idea who said it - "Sometimes before you can walk the talk you stumble the mumble." This reminded me of another quote from Picasso who said something like "I'm always doing what I can't do, that's how I get to do it." And THAT is exactly how I feel about working hard. It can be a lot of two steps forward, one step back, but as long as you can stay the course, you reap the rewards!