Great idea for a thread.
My basic is also mentioned many times…think about the current interval and just get through that. You can quit after this one. But then it does get darker sometimes.
What I didn’t see in the list is thinking about being disembodied. As in, my mind is not going to quit before my body. Think about your mind, let the body do what the body has to do. That’s somebody else’s issue. This also helps me to relax my shoulders and hands for better form because it was my mind making them tense up.
It also helps to be even more mordant about it sometimes as if you’re a soldier accepting death. It doesn’t matter if you’re going to die, just get that machine gun nest. It’s ok to die. Go ahead and die but you need to get that machine gun nest. It’s ok to die.
I have ‘died’ and not been able to finish workouts too. I don’t regret it either. It’s because ‘I’m not yet there and this was just a day’ I’ve stuck with it over the following days and weeks and sure enough, I get there. Never, ever, ever don’t come back. You’ve got that option to pull on when your body gives out because your mind controls if you come back tomorrow. It’s just the body that didn’t get through. Not you.
Besides all that, I also keep in mind when the next recovery week is.