If you decide a workout will take you forever…it’s probably going to take you forever.
You walk into the gym and check out the workout that’s written on the board. You see running, burpees, or some other movement that you dread and immediately declare “This is going to take me forever!”
This is the wrong mindset. You’ve done one of two things at this point:
- You’ve surrendered.
- You’ve built in an excuse to not try.
If you’re choosing to surrender, that’s fine, but keep it to yourself. Don’t say it out loud. Don’t bring negative energy to the group. One of the reasons CrossFit makes us feel good is that everyone attempts to bring out the best in others. Adding negative thoughts and energy is felt by all and takes away from what we’re trying to accomplish as a whole. Instead rely on the positive energy that someone else is bringing! Latch onto someone and let them pull you along. You’ll feel better at the end because you didn’t surrender and they’ll feel better because they inspired you. That, is where the magic of CrossFit can be found.
If you’re building an excuse into your training then find a coach. Something is off and we can help. If you truly feel like you’re unable to be successful, to the point of not trying, then you need to change something. I will promise you this…every single person on the face of the planet CAN do CrossFit, but not everyone WILL.
Get your mind right.