Thursday November 9, 2017
The Ultimate Balance
Psychologist James Hillman suggests that we must ultimately find a balance between self-acceptance and an ongoing commitment to change those aspects of ourselves that are destructive. Can you accept your faults as they are even while working to improve them? They do not define you; they are simply part of you, and you have the power to change them if you choose, or understand they exist and adapt. You define who you are by your values, not by your human frailties. Choose to focus on the things you do well, while making a commitment to improve the things about you that you do not. Life is a process of continual improvement. Each day is a new opportunity to do it better than you did yesterday.
“Love not what you are, but what you may become.” Miguel De Cervantes
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Weight (Resistance) Training?
Including weight training in an exercise regimen is crucial for anyone motivated about improving overall health and fitness. Many of us have come to accept the fact that using weights is a important part of any exercise regimen, adding strength, tone, and increased metabolism. Weight training improves your energy levels and burns more calories for weight loss.
Read More…The Benefits of Weight Training
Food Rules Tip: Eat Food not Chemicals
“These days this is easier said than done, especially when seventeen thousand new products show up in the supermarket each year, all vying for your food dollar. But most of these items don’t deserve to be called food—I call them edible food-like substances. They’re highly processed concoctions designed by food scientists, consisting mostly of ingredients derived from corn and soy that no normal person keeps in the pantry, and they contain chemical additives with which the human body has not been long acquainted. Today much of the challenge of eating well comes down to choosing real food and avoiding these industrial novelties.” Michael Pollan
“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” Thomas Jefferson