Here’s a reality check. You have to get uncomfortable to get results.
I’m not talking about running so fast you throw up, not being able to breathe (at all) during HIIT, or a workout so hard you can’t walk normally for 3 days. But you should be out of your comfort zone, sweating, breathing hard and hoping (praying) that the circuit is coming to a close.
That’s called intensity. And it’s a good thing.
Here’s a 2 tips to help you push yourself to a higher level of intensity
1. Focus on the exercise at hand. Often times people day-dream or zone-out when exercising. Bad idea. The next time you workout make a point of focusing on every exercise. Don’t think about lunch, or how much you hate (fill in your exercise of choice here), or chatting with your friend. Think laser focus.
2. Go all in. You have 20, 30, 60 minutes devoted to you. Show up prepared, ready to work and give it 110%. Hold the plank for the full minute (or two), grab a heavier weight, run repeats faster, grind up that hill and DON’T STOP until you reach the top.
Next time you workout get outside of your comfort zone and go hard. You may hate me in that moment, but I’m ok with that.
Now go run!