A little over 3 years ago I wrote a post titled, Choose Harder Things. Going to the gym had become “too easy.” I was just showing up. I would do the minimal workout that would allow me to say that I had worked out that day. I was being consistent, but I wasn’t being consistently intense. Writing felt that was to me this morning.
I’m done with the gym. I’m canceling my membership. A few months ago, Chris Johnson wrote an insightful post about being intense. In it he said this, “We know the real magic happens not with “presence” but with intensity. Focus. White hot burn. Go to the gym. Spend an hour or more on some elliptical machine. […]