Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Daily Thought
 
Pain Drives Us Forward
The pain of losing someone to cancer is almost unbearable. The pain of knowing your life is now in the balance with a diagnosis of cancer can be crushing. It is in this pain that moves many of us to come together at these times to take this anguish and try and make something good from it. For more than a decade now the Charlotte cycling community, Myers Park neighborhood, many, many very generous donors as well as countless volunteers have created an amazing display of compassion that is the 24 Hours of Booty. Benefiting Levine Cancer Institute among other great local charities with this event, it always leaves us all feeling we can make a difference if we work together for the others in our community that desperately need our help and support. Sometimes the pain of loss can be a catalyst for something good, this is an opportunity to help and strike back at cancer. Let’s let those battling cancer know we are here to help. We have raised over $1.3 million so far in this years’ campaign and we are not done yet. I am riding this year for the sister (Judith) of a very good friend (John) who lost her to cancer this year. Please help us break the record for compassion and generosity to others here in Charlotte. Consider supporting our ride with a donation to this very worthy cause and have immediate impact on survivorship.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: The Rituals of Rest and Recovery
The most important role of rituals is to insure an effective balance between energy expenditure and energy renewal in the service of full engagement. All great performers have rituals that optimize their ability to move rhythmically between stress and recovery. The more precise and effective our recovery rituals, the more quickly we can restore our energy reserves. Even 60-90 second breaks during the day have proven to significantly improve performance with executives that sit for long periods as part of their job. These breaks include: deep breathing, listening to your favorite song, talking with a friend or relative, a quick walk to get some “fresh air”, or even eating a healthy snack. The more scheduled and systematic these rituals become, the more renewal they provide. The more exacting the challenge, the more rigorous our rituals need to be. Build rituals that help your body recover to improve your ability to perform in the clutch.
 
Smart Coaching Feature…Recovery Status

Nutrition Tip: Fats and Sugar create problems for your health
The list of problems these foods cause for your body will blow your mind. What you don’t know about food can literally kill you. This is one of those wake up calls, don’t hit the snooze button you need to hear this.
 
Read More…Runnaway Fats, Sugar, and Insulin Resistance

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves.” Eleanor Roosevelt

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