You know how some days you are just not feeling it? You’d rather roll over and go back to sleep, or sit on the couch, or learn to knit? Know how some days you go to the gym and then tank a WOD? Apparently since I had the plague I TANK and I mean completely fall apart 1 WOD a week. But you know what? I still did it, it may have been a train wreck but I went back the next day.
Let me provide you a prime example of this.
25 wall balls
15 kettlebell swings
The strength progression was overhead squats. I couldn’t squat 45 pounds. WTF?! Ok move onto the WOD. It should have taken me 12-15 minutes TOPS. Know how long it took? 22 flat. Twenty-two horrible, pathetic, sad minutes. I have no idea what happened. I couldn’t get a rhythm. I couldn’t breathe. I generally sucked. The gym owner was like what happened this AM? My only answer…”I don’t have a damn clue”.
50 DL 135/95
50 Push ups
50 Box Jumps
50 One arm KB Clean and press 1.5/1.0
25 Pull Ups
Strength progression was deadlift. I did like 175 no problem (thats 95lbs under my max). I did jumping pull ups and used a .5 kettlebell and everything else as prescribed. My time…26:52. That is 4 minutes 52 seconds longer then yesterday. Those WODs shouldn’t even be close. Today was a good day. I feel great.
Here is the moral of the story. Regardless of if you have a shitty day at the gym, pull yourself up by the boot straps and go back tomorrow. There are always going to be good days and bad days it is just a matter of what you do with them. Always, always, always go back the next day. It is about not quitting. It’s about sucking it up when it hurts and not giving up mid-workout because your time sucks, or you don’t feel like it, or you just don’t wanna. Get out there and do it people! Even if today was a bad day there is a good day coming up soon and if you skip out how will you know if you missed your good day?