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Don't Look for The Easy Button: Part 2

Don't Look for The Easy Button: Part 2

When anyone decides to change something about life, the easiest part is the decision.

Think about each of your New Year’s Resolutions. It begins as a passionate choice to do something new and to have some aspect of a life that you have dreamed of having. You dive in head first and start to rock and roll. Skip forward just a bit and what happens?

You didn’t change much of your life.

You don’t see the results you expected.

And you find out that it takes more than you realize.

That passion for change dies quickly in a whimper of rationalizations.

You ask yourself “where did it all go wrong?”

What happened?

Having a goal is easy. A goal sounds deceptively like a complete package but in truth it is a destination. So think of a goal like this… pick a spot on a map that you would like to visit. That is a goal. The challenge is to determine how you will get to that point, what it will take, how long it will take, and what it will cost you in terms of time or effort.  Goals are great, but also equally worthless.

Or, maybe you should think of it this way. Having a goal is your “why”.  “Why” doesn’t make your life different unless you implement a “how”.

Commit to the improvement process or system.

In the case of fitness, I shared with you that I opted for the Multimodal General Physical Preparedness (MMGPP) model of training. CrossFit methodology of constantly varied, functional movements performed at a high intensity. It is a system that works. The results are observable, measureable and data driven.

Work the system and course correct as you go.

With each movement that you learn and each workout that you complete, there is a chance to get better. You will collect data and learn from the coaching feedback to course correct as you go. There will be walls. You will plateau and that is normal. Take it as a sign to grow, get support, and to keep working.

Expect off days.

Even better, enjoy the off days. This means both days where you are not training, but also the days that you don’t do very well in your training. They are there to tell you something. Maybe your form on a movement wasn’t correct. Maybe you didn’t have enough water. Maybe you didn’t eat well enough to support your training. Don’t lose heart, listen to the lesson and become better for it. Write it down.

Review your progress.

It is very easy to lose the perspective in your journey. Take before and after pictures; make notes not just on how you perform in a WOD but how you feel, your energy level, your engagement level, your gratitude. Remember your original “why” for changing your life and review it as you progress. It is a commitment and you will renew it along the way several times.

And don’t forget to…

Seek and accept support.

Your Coach for Life is there to help you on your journey. At Trebel, you will be part of a supportive community of people who will support you, challenge you, and keep you accountable.

Stay tuned for part 3 of this series.
Keep sending the feedback. I enjoy hearing from you.
-Coach Robert


Group Class Programming for Wednesday, April 19, 2017: 

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
10 dumbbell Deadlifts (15/10#)
8 dumbbell Hang Power Cleans (15/10#)
6 dumbbell Push Press (15/10#)

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
10 Deadlifts (65/45#)
8 Hang Power Cleans (65/45#)
6 Push Press (65/45#)"

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
10 Deadlifts (95/65#)
8 Hang Power Cleans (95/65#)
6 Push Press (95/65#)

*return barbells/dumbbells back to the floor (do not drop) for all reps for all workout categories.


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