No one is as aware of your performance as you are. You have the slowest time in a WOD. You trip over a box and stumble. You can’t quite get the hang of the push jerk. Someone may notice. Most people will not. The fact of the matter is that most people are too involved with what they’re doing in the midst of a workout to focus on whatever it is that you are doing.
You are not bothering your coach when you ask for something. Don’t quite understand the workout even after it is explained? Don’t understand a lift? Need a modification? or six? That’s our job. If you don’t need us, we don’t have jobs.
If you think that you are seeing physical progress, it’s definitely there. You are, by all means, your worst critic. If you’re starting to see changes, that means others are seeing them to an even great extent. Others often see what you cannot see in yourself.
All injuries feel hopeless. They feel like they last an eternity. They feel like they will never heal. Be patient. Most heal.
If you think that you need a rest day, you probably do. Most of us have a training schedule. For many, it is 3 days on, one day off. Or perhaps you’re the person that comes on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. On Friday, your hamstrings, back, and shins are killing you. Rest on Saturday. No one knows your body like you do. If it is screaming for rest, listen to it.
If it tastes too good to be Paleo, it probably isn’t Paleo. A lot of us eat foods that we suspect have an ingredient that is not healthy for us, but continue to consume them because we really enjoy them. Stop fooling yourself.
As bad as a day can be, the next day can be marvelous. You can have a training day that is absolutely demoralizing; a day that makes you want to leave the gym in tears. The following day is a new day with new events and results.