Thursday, February 23, 2017
Daily Thought 2017
 
The Next Challenge
Recently my partners and I launched our start up company called Kinetic Heights. It has been an amazing ride so far, and muncher harder than we all ever thought possible. We have risen to the challenge and have created something new, special, and authentic from nothing. It has taken all we have had to give for this to happen. I am exhausted and exhilarated at the same time. After reviewing my coaching plan for my blog this morning and began to collect my thoughts and read a related chapter again from the book “Power of Full Engagement“, I realized I had gotten out of life balance over the last 6 months. I have poured everything I have into this launch and have been fortunate to have been part of being able to create this amazing place where I can do my life’s passion of fitness and outreach work. Other parts of my life have suffered, my spiritual growth has slowed, my family time has been reduced, my own training time has been non existent, and my emotional energy has been drained. It has been worth the effort to get this project off the ground and could not really have happened an other way. Sometimes we must do what is in front of us and make sacrifices to create something better. It is now time for me to step into the role of health and fitness advocate and special needs program facilitator that is my best self. As I transition from operations and more into fitness and outreach it is time to get my balance back in my life to be able to give my best work. I am so excited to be able to have a positive impact on our community with the tools that this facility offers. I look forward to turning my health and fitness voice back on and sharing my passion for living well and growing as a leader. But first I need protect myself by finding my life balance again! Time to train like a Spartan as I ready for the next challenge Reebok Spartan Sprint 4/8-9. Time to Rise! #FlowScience

I will share my training program online with a weekly coaching video, a daily coaching blog, and social media beginning Monday 2/27.

It’s Time to Make a Change. First Things First: Purpose (The Reason Why)

The Change Process
Making changes that endure is a three-step process: Purpose-Truth-Action.

Objective: Perform at your peak in the storm

  • Central Conclusion: Energy is the fundamental currency of high performance.
  • Capacity is a function of one’s ability to expend and recover energy.
  • Every thought, feeling and action has an energy cost.
  • Energy is the most important individual and organizational resource.

Full Engagement: Optimal energy in the context of high performance.
Full Engagement is a consequence of the skillful management of energy in all dimensions:
Physically energized, Emotionally connected, Mentally focused, Spiritually aligned.
 
“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason, mastery demands all of a person.” Albert Einstein

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Group Exercise Opportunities
Group exercise opportunities can be a great motivator for your fitness plan. We always give a bigger effort when in a group setting, the accountability, connection, instruction and scheduling of the events provide for more consistent participation and intensity. When we are exercising on our own we tend to give up easier, or cut the session short because who will know? The sense of community that is developed and created in a group exercise environment is a huge asset for your fitness plan. Whether at a club where you are a member, or a cycling group, or even a walking group, find connection with others to energize your fitness plan. Having a class structure and a qualified instructor challenging you to the next level can be the difference in whether or not you achieve your fitness goals for yourself. There are lots of options, find one that suits your schedule and preference, build some friendships and your fitness at the same time.

Read more from this interview I did with Polar Electro from Finland.

Thinner This Year Nutrition Tip: Nutrition and Athletic Performance
Position Stand by the American College of Sports Medicine
The following key points summarize the current energy, nutrient, and fluid recommendations for active adults and competitive athletes. These general recommendations can be adjusted by sports nutrition experts to accommodate the unique concerns of individual athletes regarding health, sports, nutrient needs, food preferences, and body weight and body composition goals.
 
Read recommendationsNutrition and Athletic Performance by ACSM

“Emotions will either serve or master, depending on who is in charge.” Jim Rohn