Pulling Out of a Rut

We all get there at some point. After a competition, vacation, illness, or just got lazy and mentally drained. Everyone, including myself, goes through phases where we don’t feel motivated to work on our fitness. Here are a few tips you can do to turn yourself around get back on track.


That One Thing You Love Doing! ❤❤❤

Think of the one movement in the gym that you love more than anything else. Set a goal specifically pertaining to it.

What’s your favorite thing? Olympic lifting? Rowing? Pullups? Deadlifting? These are the things that will bring you joy and make you excited. Why not set a specific and realistic goal pertaining to that movement?

Imagine coming to the gym only to work on things that bring you joy! It might mean you will spend more time in open gym and perhaps taking less classes to start off. If this helps you get back into working out. . .great!

Ask a coach for guidance on how to achieve your goal. 


Take a serious look at your diet. 🍔🥗🍕🥩

Often times when I find myself in a training rut, I also find myself in a nutrition rut. It’s easy to see how one breeds the other. When we are not eating well, our bodies will respond with lethargy and lack of motivation.

It’s important to take a few minutes and evaluate your current diet. Are you eating out more? fast food? microwave dinners? lot’s of processed foods? If you have fallen off the wagon a bit, just being aware of the situation is a big step toward nipping it in the butt. Make a commitment to start fresh. Go to the grocery store and load up on things that are good for you.

Need help? We have nutrition coaches that can guide you.


Ask a gym buddy. 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Having a little accountability can go a long way.

Who are you always happy to see at the gym? Ask them if they want to buddy up. You don’t need a complicated plan, but it should be specific enough to hold each other accountable. Something like “We are going to go every Mon, Wed, and Fri at 530pm for the next 6 weeks.”

It’s perfectly natural to go through periods where you don’t feel motivated to workout, but let’s keep them brief. Find a way to regain the excitement. What’s the reason that CrossFit is important to you?

Don’t forget, we are here to help. Reach out to a coach if you’d like to chat.

Coach Matt, CrossFit Sabertooth


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