Monday, September 18, 2017
Finding Your Fitness Voice
In many areas of our lives we seek to become accomplished either professional, civic, personal, or spiritual. Some refer this process as “Finding Your Voice” or finding your identity regarding some aspect of your life. Authors are said to find their voice once they decide which genera they will write about, or athletes when they decide which sport they will compete in. It’s great when I see someone I am coaching and training begin to find that confidence that comes when they begin to gain control over their bodies and health. As they start to realize how much bigger they can play in life when they are fit and strong emotionally a new optimism and self-assuredness follows. I ran into a long–time friend and client recently and I could see she had found her fitness voice. She was confident and strong, she had lost the weight we have been working on. I could see she had this air about her that something had changed. After struggling through life challenges and her weight as well, she had finally broken through and found the person she has been working to be. The feeling of being able to help someone create the sense of well-being that comes when you own your health and fitness is why I love my profession. It has been a long journey but she has arrived, another athlete is born, and her life will not be the same any more. We all have this vision of our best self, and we struggle to attain it, when we build our health we build ourselves into that person we want to be. We build the capacity for it to happen, and then we realize it is possible to achieve that goal. Once you understand that you can do it, and now expect to do it, a whole new vision for yourself takes place. You then have found your fitness voice. It is a wonderful thing to watch happen. Be determined, build the discipline to achieve with daily positive health rituals, and believe it can happen, and then it will. Find your fitness voice.
“Being proactive is the capacity to subordinate impulses, words, feelings, and conditions, to values based on principles.” Dr. Stephen Covey
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Use your Free Polar Website
Flow.Polar.com website is part of your Polar technology purchase. These free websites allow you to fully utilize your HR monitor or Activity Tracker most effectively. Polar Smart Coaching features come alive when you begin to track your progress and watch it consistently over an extended period of time continue to improve. Log on to your website periodically to see if you have reached your targets each week, month, and year. If you track your results you will achieve more results, bring the focus to the goal and use resources that will make this process efficient.
Nutrition Tip: Food Rules Tip: 2 Basic Facts?There are basically two important things you need to know about the links between diet and health, two facts that are not in dispute. All the contending parties in the nutrition wars agree on them. And, even more important for our purposes, these facts are sturdy enough that we can build a sensible diet upon them.
FACT 1. Populations that eat a so-called Western diet—generally defined as a diet consisting of lots of processed foods and meat, lots of added fat and sugar, lots of refined grains, lots of everything except vegetables, fruits, and whole grains—invariably suffer from high rates of the so-called Western diseases: obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
FACT 2. Populations eating a remarkably wide range of traditional diets generally don’t suffer from these chronic diseases.
Read More…64 Food Rules
“We work to become, not to acquire.” Elbert Hubbard
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