Friday, December 1, 2017
Daily Thought

Why You Should Read My Blog
Self-talk is our most important daily conversation. What you say to yourself each day has a huge impact on what you are able to accomplish each day. Creating positive and empowering self-talk does not just happen, it takes a continuous daily commitment to shaping how you think and talk to yourself. I started this blog in 2007 as a journal to help shape my own self-talk after reading Dr. Steven Covey’s Mastery Series. I realized what I was saying to myself each day was holding me back from what I wanted to accomplish. At first I dedicated time to read each morning, then I began to write a journal and eventually I decided to share my journal with all my clients and anyone who wished to receive it. It has now been ten years of writing each day and it has become a grounding daily morning ritual for me that helps me stay focused on the right things that are going to allow me to be who I want to be. If you are struggling with your goals for health and fitness or just your vision for yourself maybe reshaping your self-talk is a good place to start. There are my ways you can do this, daily devotions, working with a coach, creating a workout buddy, reading each day, or sharing yourself with a close friend or family member. I share my blog each day in hopes that it might impact others in a way they can find their voice and be empowered as I have been. If you are interested in receiving my blog each day sign up here for a free subscription or find me on my website, Facebook, or Twitter. Start today to shape your conversation with yourself with a daily ritual of positive influence. Be empowered and shift your conversation from “I am not good enough” to “I can do this”.
 
“Something will master and something will serve. Either you run the day, or the day runs you; either you run the business or the business runs you. Don’t mistake movement for achievement. It’s easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what? Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.” Jim Rohn

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Cardio Versus Aerobic
These terms often are confused when trying to structure your exercise plan. Cardiovascular capacity is your body’s ability to produce energy during all forms of exercise. Cardiac Output is the strength of your heart and the ability to take in oxygen and get it to the muscles to create energy. Cardiovascular capacity (Cardiac Output) is delineated by Aerobic and Anaerobic capacity. Aerobic capacity is your sustained ability to make energy over an extended period of time, often referred to as endurance. Anaerobic capacity is the ability to create explosive short-term energy. These two energy systems are fueled with different energy sources, aerobic using fat and oxygen producing water and CO2 as the energy by-products. These are easily removed from the muscle so more fuel can enter the muscle, so aerobic energy is your sustained energy system. Anaerobic energy is fueled by sugar which is explosive and produces lactic acid as it’s energy by-product, referred to as power. Lactic acid is complex and is much more difficult to dissipate and collects in the muscle creating that thick and burning sensation during high intensity exercise. Depending on your level of intensity during exercise you will use each of these capacities, training both can allow you to improve your overall fitness.
 
Read more…Cardio Strategy Brief

Holiday Survival Tip #8 Tell Everyone Your Plan  
When we make a commitment to improve our lives, but we keep it to ourselves we make room to fail. Tell your friends and family your plans to quit smoking, or lose ten pounds, or maybe run a10K event. When we make a declaration and put it out into the world we have much more at stake. The added motivation to defend our reputation can be the difference we need to take that next step toward a healthier lifestyle. Sure it is a risk, you might not complete your goal, but then again you might just surprise yourself what you can accomplish when you put yourself out there. You might find support you never knew was there before, and the increased self esteem your get from accomplishing your goal can actually improve your health.
 
“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.  Ferdinand Foch

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