You’d think that I know that by now. Actually, I do. But sometimes I slip, I’m only human. Yesterday’s workout felt a little bit weird for me. I normally start by dreading the whole thing but I always end up happy with the results — even if I didn’t do too well. You know, exercise and endorphins and all that. Yesterday after the workout I felt…well, okay. My results weren’t bad. They were…okay.
When I spoke to Allan about it last night, we arrived at the conclusion that it might have something to do with my own mindset before I started. Normally, before a workout, I try to set little goals for myself. I remember once, my goal was to make sure that every single burpee I did was right. It didn’t matter how many rounds I did overall, I just wanted better burpees. Last night though, I looked at the WOD and I told myself, most of the guys here fly at burpees. And that was it, no other goal set. I had that little thought in my head the whole time, mocking me. Maybe it made me finish the first bit faster? Probably so, but still, I don’t feel any achievement out of it. I think my self-created mocking voice made me feel insecure with the latter part of the workout too, as I ended up using green bands for the pull-ups when I should have stayed with the blue. I doubted my ability so much, I only gave the blue band two reps and then switched to green for the remaining reps and rounds.
It’s not the best feeling, this it-was-okay feeling post workout. I love feeling absolutely fried yet happy to have achieved something afterwards. I must remember that my thoughts before a workout should focus on what I want to achieve for myself, rather than what everyone else can do. We all have our own goals and we’re all at different levels, I should not feel bad for where I am right now. I should feel good at what I’m doing to get where I want to be.
I had 5:50 for the first bit of the WOD and had 2 rounds + 21 squats + 15 sit ups on the second for this one.
600 m run
2 rounds of —
end with: 200m run
7 minute cap for 21-15-9
KB Swings (12 kgs)
5 minutes AMRAP —
15 sit ups
9 pull-ups (green band)
Hollow Body position and Handstand push-up progressions