The variables don't change in the workouts. When we re-test a workout, we are re-testing it the same way it was created.
If you have an old score of a benchmark workout and you scaled it, you want to re-test it the exact same way. Why? Because that is how a re-test is done. You want to keep the variables the same and see what the new outcome will be this time.
That new outcome from the re-test is going to keep it real with you. It is going to tell you if you have been focusing on your health and fitness as a whole or not.
What will lead to a favorable outcome is being consistent with the gym, focusing on your nutrition and working on your recovery. What will lead to an unfavorable outcome is the complete opposite. Coming to the gym here and there, not eating balanced meals and not putting any emphasis on your recovery.
If the outcome comes out and is not favorable, it can hurt the ego. We can start to wonder if CrossFit really works or should I just try something different. The reality is that this is exactly why CrossFit works. Re-testing workouts tell you where you really are and we need to know that. We need to know what can we improve. It's like work evaluations, you want to know where you really stand at work.
So start by being more consistent with the gym. If you're not able to make it, we can help you by providing home or traveling workouts when you can't make it in. Look into your nutrition and see what can you improve on. We can help you with our Nutrition program or check a meal prep companies such us MyFitFoods. You can stretch after each class for 3-5 minutes and also make sure to get to bed at a decent time.
If the outcome is favorable, keep doing what you are doing.
The point is this, we re-test workouts because we need to know the truth. We need to know where our health and fitness really stands. It's up to you to determine your outcome but never forget, we are here to help you figure it out.