As a health coach, I run a private group on facebook providing daily motivation, tips & tricks, support, recipes, and inspiration to those looking to live a healthier lifestyle.
The other day, a woman in my group inspired me. She runs her own kickboxing studio outside of Philadelphia. She is training a group of students and shared with me the following:
Intensity is a real way of being, and super positive when put in to action in the right ways. No one wants an intense boss, but an intense fitness partner is always wanted and appreciated. Plus, intensity gets YOU to your goals. You know the student that you think is “psycho”? They’re intensely working out – and they’re getting shit done and getting results.
Challenge: your next fitness endeavour (doesn’t matter if it’s yoga, running, crossfit), be intense. Be 100% present and give every move 100% effort. See what that feels like (because it’s amazing) Awaken your inner beast. We all have one.
This really got me thinking. Am I being intense enough? Have I been pushing to my max? I really had to think about it. The answer was no. Even though I exercise every day, I wasn’t always doing so with intensity. I started challenging myself to dig just a little deeper, squat deeper, use heavier weights, push harder, move faster.
Think about this the next time you exercise. Are you being intense enough? Dig Seriously Deep (as Shaun T would say) you may find something within you that you didn’t even know was there.
Post courtesy of Master Joanna @ Palangi Kickboxing If you leave near Philly, check her out. You won’t be disappointed.