Does It Feel Like Work? Or Does It Feel “Easy”?
WEDNESDAY’S WORKOUT (CAP)
Week 9 of 14: PRACTICE
A) 10 min HSPU Practice
– dedicated time to advance/play with new HSPU elements
B) 5 rds, each for quality, on the 2:
5 Clusters (Squat Clean to Thruster) @ 65% of 1RM Thruster
10 Strict Pull ups
C) 2 rds for quality reps:
AND COMING THURSDAY
Week 9 of 14: COMPETITION
“Da Tiny Hoppa”
Show up to find out the workout of the day! The 6 am class will pull your workout from Kenny Kane’s “Tiny Hoppa,” a collection of 9 workouts specially selected by KK to challenge the skills you’ve been practicing over the last 8 weeks.
I find the things that work best for me, as far as my health, fitness, and nutrition, are the things that come easy.
But let me clarify that, ’cause I can sense the eye-rolls and exasperated exhales from here! By easy, I mean “easy.” Maybe simple is a better word, but it’s not quite that either. Easy means it fits in my life. It might actually have been very challenging to incorporate (like cutting down on sugar or giving up bread), but now that I’ve been doing it for a while it just makes sense. It was in actuality a physically and logistically simple thing to do, even though it might have hurt my soul a little at the time.
But now it feels “easy” because it was so clearly the right thing for me to choose. Sometimes I try things that don’t work (ultra low carb was totally one of those). It never felt “easy” no matter how hard I worked at it or how long I did it for. It wasn’t the right thing for me, though it might be perfect for somebody else. And it relates to timing, as well. Five or six years ago being as strict as I am now about my food would not have been “easy,” but giving up gluten and high fructose corn syrup was. So just because you tried something in the past and it never felt right or easy, doesn’t mean it won’t feel better the next time you give it a go.
To me, easy means it fits and feels good, like a perfect pair of pants. It doesn’t mean it didn’t take a lot of work, attention to detail, and time (like making that pair of pants), but it does mean, in the end, that it’s clearly, simply, and “easily” the right thing to do.
Becca Borawski served as Program Director at CFLA for seven years and is now part of the extended coaching family. She is the managing editor for Breaking Muscle, a website designed for real athletes and real coaches. She lives in Portland, OR and is most likely preparing a paleo meal at this moment.