I was cranky and I struggled even with a light weight. I just wasn't in the mood for lifting. I noticed I was overthinking the lifts too much and as a result was off balance as I went into the squat. I'm getting frustrated with this lift in particular as I haven't been able to get past 35 kg. I hit that weight way back when I did the open workout in March. That's a long time to be stuck on a weight. The frustrating bit for me is that I nail 35 kg and then I stack the weights to make 37.5 kg and my mind just goes, "nah, it ain't gonna happen!"
I would like to try and figure out how to get past this plateau. Maybe it's just a case of I need to get really comfortable at 35 kg like being able to do it at that weight for multiple reps to build up my confidence. I spoke to Nick this morning about it as I was wondering if I need to mix things up a little with my diet etc. He basically said that I need to win the battle with my mind because that is what is holding me back. I wonder if I make some changes (eg nutrition, nice new workout gear, a powerband :P), it would have a placebo effect and trick my brain into thinking it can do something.
Maybe I should just stop overthinking things.