Integrity and Intention

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Integrity Definition:

  1. The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.  
  2. The state of being whole and undivided.

Intention Definition:

  1. The act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.
  2. The end or object intended;  purpose.


Integrity means doing what is right regardless of who is around or what someone else thinks.  Intention is doing whatever it is you’re doing with a purpose.  


This is not about what you do, but how you do it.  The weight you used or your time on the workout means nothing if you lack integrity and intention.  Is your RX that important if you didn’t really try or had to grunt through the workout angry at yourself for not being better at something?    


I believe that none of those things really matter if you don’t do it with integrity and intention; if you didn’t do it to your absolute best.  This journey is about who you are.  It’s about your attitude toward yourself and your integrity within your workouts and even outside the gym.    


If you move with intention, give it all you have and leave everything on the floor, stop complaining about not RX’ing the workout.  It isn’t about that.  This isn’t about what you do today and where you are today.  Each day is different.  Where you are now isn’t where you’re going to be in a week, or a month.  I know it’s frustrating but be patient, Rome wasn’t built in a day.  


Don’t down play yourself.  Forget about what or how you scaled the workout.  Think about how well you performed and how hard you worked.  Move with intention, perform with integrity.  

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