Motivation is a funny thing. Each of us gets motivated by different things. When it comes to CrossFit training, some get motivated by the idea of working out with others, but not for the health benefits training brings. Others are just the opposite, they understand and want the health benefits while the group training is just a means to get there. Since CrossFit is fundamentally harder than other types of training, the best way to see results and to stay motivated is to set goals.
Goals can, and should, consist of both long-term and short-term goals. Whether you're just trying to get that first pullup or would like to compete in the CrossFit Games, your goals need interim benchmarks, or short-term goals to get you there. Additionally, you need to measure your progress by keeping a daily log of your training, nutrition, and other factors that affect your performance (i.e. work, family, sleep, etc.)
The bottom line is that without goals, your motivation wanes. When this happens your consistent training begins to fall off. Once that happens, you tend NOT to show up at all. For some, a simple phone call, email, or text from us will kick you in the rear and get you back to the gym. For others, they just fade away and we seldom see them until they've passed the point of no return.
Look for some goal-setting workshops coming up soon. These will help you in not only your training, but with all aspects of your life.