Words from coach carter..
I've said it once and I'll say it again. What is your why? Why are you training? What drives you? Why do you get up and grind? I can't stress how important it is to have a why because when the newness of CrossFit fades away, motivation wanes, energy lags or life gets in the way, your "Why" is going to be what drags your ass in the box. It can be anything! A vacation, wedding, 5k, CF Comp, aging gracefully, keeping up with kids, looking good naked etc. My advice is this, write it down, put it on the calendar, tell others about it and follow through. Having an accountability partner works great, recruit a friend to call you out when you're slacking. Setting goals and keeping a journal of your struggles and successes will help you make changes when needed and repeat the things that work. Goal posters and sticky notes create a visual reminder of why you're working so hard. Put them in places you frequent or will have to look at multiple times a day. I put my dream board behind the toilet in my bathroom above the toilet at eye level so when I was...... you get the point. Your why will and should change periodically but keep track of it. I encourage you to use the Motivation board, fill it out, change it often, use the PR board, celebrate the small victories, log your scores in Wodify, keep track of your progress, keep a training journal and food diary. The more info and data you have the more able you are to repeat "good" days and shy away from "bad" days which is a great motivater in itself. We all struggle with staying motivated but I believe that if you keep your "Why" in front of you, you can avoid loosing steam and stay on your game.