Today was “Re-test Day” at your gym and, you flunked.
You utterly failed at hitting your old PR, let alone a new one.
I do that. I’m ten years into this CrossFit thing and still have bad days from time to time. I don’t get in my head about them anymore, but I used to, and here’s what I did to get through them.
Think of something harder.
I would ask myself “Is this really something to get upset about?” “Have I made it through harder or worse scenarios than this?”
I’ve been flat broke. I’ve had nowhere to go. I’ve pulled a week of all-nighters in college. If you’ve been dumped or felt your heartbeat out of your chest when your child walks too close to the place you told them not to, you’ve known harder stuff, scarier stuff.
Everyone has been stronger than they were before. It will happen again. Just remind yourself that you’ve already proven that you’ve got all the faith and strength you need to get some sleep, eat good food and come back stronger.
One bad day should not turn into a bad week.