We're really into these wise words from a wise man during Open season, or any season:
"77 reps less than 16.2. And I’m happy with it...
I can't tell you the number of times I get to be on the receiving end the conversation of "I haven't PRd in a while." Or "I did worse than last time." Or yes, “I suck.”
Let me tell you something: you are NOT defined by your results. You are NOT defined by your betterment in something. You are NOT defined by being "worse."
The issue I have is when someone I talk with is putting the result of a workout, a lift, a movement as the definition of success, progress or winning. Bullsh!t.
This is a fools game because your happiness, your thought of progress and your definition of improvement will then be defined by a stupid barbell, rep count or clock.
Back to being happy... I can re-frame this moment when I did supposedly "worse" or "fell back" on my fitness.
Something I encourage you to do if you think this often (and I won't lie, I sometimes do) is to list all the things you have right now. Here is mine:
1. I am healthy.
2. I am injury free.
3. I am training for life, not sport. I can't expect competition-Tyler results.
4. It's the best I have right now.
5. I am strong.
6. I am capable of quality movement without restriction.
7. I don't have a disease.
8. I have a gym community that supports me.
9. I have a family that loves me regardless of "daddy didn't get as many reps as 3 years ago."
You get the point.
Take a win. Reframe your mindset. Don't put your identity in your results. Control what you can control and leave it all out there."
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