We’ve all heard that saying, “It doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger.” I always assumed that at some point exercise would at least FEEL easier. I’m learning that “easy” is not the point of exercise.
Today was nothing new, Eccentric Lower and Ab Ripper X3, and it felt just as hard and I was just as tired and just as sweaty as ever.
However, I finally noticed something. I noticed that I wasn’t as sloppy with the motions. Instead of stumbling and falling and tapping my toes to the ground, which I did do a little bit mostly, mostly I was going through the movements smoothly. I was squatting lower, reaching further, and tapping less.
Even with the pistol squats which I abhor!
During Ab Ripper, I was keeping up, holding my positions, finishing every rep. I didn’t collapse halfway through a move. I did every rep. I didn’t pause. I didn’t skip. I hung in there until the end.
When did I start doing this? Somehow this happened while I was too distracted looking for a hint of abs!
Nothing got easier. It doesn’t really even FEEL easier, but I have definitely gotten stronger.
Hang in there everyone! Happy weekend!
And Floridians, stay safe! You are in my prayers. Already donating to Team Rubicon so they can help with relief. I’ll write a post about them if anyone is interested. It is important to know who you are donating to and how your money is being used. I want all of mine to go to those in need! Stay safe everyone!