After yesterday's workout I didn't think I was going to do anything today but I made a very quick recovery and today I feel like I was never sick. So I went and did legs and abs today and it started out kind of slow but was able to finish very strong. I realized today that I was so preoccupied by form that I was forgetting to just lift and push myself. While I am big on form, I decided I just needed to stop worrying and start pushing myself and if something felt very wrong with the form I would make adjustments from there. Looked back at my workout notebook and realized I've been doing around the same weight for a while now which would explain my plateau. While diet has played a small part in the plateau, if I'm not giving my body a reason to grow by improving at least a little bit every workout, then I won't grow. It's crazy how quickly and subtly thoughts creep in and eventually lead you away from what brought success in the first place.
Also harshly found out that my lack of cardio is now playing a part in lifting, getting pretty fatigued during sets which is frustrating because I know I have the strength to keep going but my cardio suggests otherwise. Probably plays more of a part on leg day though because of squats and leg press. May try to get some cardio in tomorrow.