What are you fighting for?
The media wants us to look a certain way.
We struggle to be our authentic selves sometimes.
Gaining acceptance and approval from our communities as a woman can be exhausting.
Sometimes we feel inadequate as a colleague, a mom, a wife, or a friend.
Here’s the thing: you are way more powerful than you realize.
You know that feeling at the end of the day, even when you’re totally exhausted, you just can’t give up because there’s a flame deep within you that’s still a blaze?
Whatever that flame represents, it inspires you to be the strong woman you are. It’s what helps you face challenges and intimidation, and become more and more fearless everyday.
Boxing grew that flame into a fire. It’s what fuels my fighting spirit.
Boxing has been a huge part of my life for a long time now. It runs deep in my family, and it’s become such a release for me.
Although yoga has always been a great outlet for stress and finding calm among many storms, it was only one part of what my body needed. That inner drive to reach for my next goal and push my physical strength, boxing gave to me.
How I’ve surprised myself is incredible.
The extra drive and the increased motivation is immense. Even the amount of pull ups I’ve been able to do inspires me! Everyday I feel stronger—mentally and physically.
Over the last 2 years, what I’ve learned about myself has been so rewarding and applicable to my daily life.
When I reflected on what boxing had given to me, and knowing the effects it could have on more women in need of fuel for their fighting spirit, I was inspired to reach out and connect with female boxers. As I began my fighter training, learning the techniques and discipline required to be a boxer, I noticed that boxing was lacking a strong female community.
As a fighter, an entrepreneur, a wife, and a mom, I know the strength of a woman is unmatched. I wanted to create a brand that resonated with that female force—SheWarrior.
This is why I believe every woman should box it out, whether for fun, as a killer workout, or if you’re up for it, to go pro.
To inspire you to release your inner SheWarrior, here are my top 5 reasons why every woman should box it out.
Increase Your Self-Confidence
Are you intimidated by asking for that raise that you totally deserve, asking for a favor, or simply saying no to something you don’t want to do?
Box it out.
When you look good, you feel good, and suddenly you can take on the whole world. When you are working towards your hand-eye coordination and foot work, you start to become a lot more aware of your surroundings and your thought process. Communicating becomes a lot clearer and enables you to be unapologetic about effectively letting the world know what you want and need.
Anxious about making time to put yourself first?
Ask. Asking your loved ones to support you when you are in need of a boost, from watching the kids while you’re at the gym or shifting a pre-existing scheduled event to go box it out, go for it.
You deserve to confidently put yourself first.
Conquer a Great Attitude
Are you feeling depleted at the end of every work day, too exhausted to even enjoy those little moments you have at home with your partner and the kids?
Box it out.
As in all exercise, when you release endorphins, your brain is fueled with positive thoughts and your body is sparked with energy. By simply integrating a boxing session in your schedule on a daily basis, or 3 – 4 times a week, you could completely replace that bad energy with the good vibes you want to share with your loved ones and friends.
Don’t let your workday get the best of you. Become the best version of yourself.
Is there a certain area of your body you really want to get toned?
Box it out.
Boxing isn’t just about jabs and increasing arm strength, you are working your entire body – from your abs to your calves, to your hamstrings and your glutes. Boxing is a whole body workout that activates every muscle, which makes it one of the best sports for toning up.
You know those days where you just can’t take any more? You rather scream and shake your fists at the sky then do anything else?
Box it out.
Boxing is such an incredible release for stress, anxiety, and an influx of extreme emotions. Every jab is a release, and being able to zone in on a punching bag or an opponent helps you flow that bad energy from your brain right through the power of your punch.
Take On Any Challenge
Has intimidation always gotten the best of you when fighting for what you want?
Box it out.
Whether you are looking to compete or simply take on boxing as a hobby, the inner flame boxing ignites is truly the spirit you need to become a healthy competitor.
Here’s the thing: that competition can be anything, from a mental challenge such as taking on a new course or educational session, to entering that marathon you’ve always wanted to do in your community. Let that competitive edge naturally come out and maybe even turn you into the next big athlete of our time!
Release your inner SheWarrior by giving boxing a try.
You got this, girl.
– Natlyn Jones
SheWarrior Founder and CEO