Thursday, January 18, 2018
Daily Thought 2018
The Mind and Body are One for Maximum Performance
The primary markers of physical capacity are strength, endurance, flexibility, and resilience. These are the same markers of capacity regarding emotional, mental and spiritual capacity. Flexibility at the physical level for example, means that the muscle has a broad range of motion. Stretching increases flexibility. This is true especially as it relates to emotional resilience. Emotional flexibility reflects the capacity to move freely and appropriately along a wide spectrum of emotions rather than responding rigidly or defensively.

  • Emotional resilience is the ability to bounce back from experiences of disappointment, frustration and even loss.
  • Mental endurance is a measure of the ability to sustain focus and concentration over time, while mental flexibility is marked by the capacity to move between the rational and the intuitive and to embrace multiple points of view.
  • Spiritual strength is reflected in the commitment to one’s deepest values, regardless of circumstance and even when adhering to them involves personal sacrifice. Spiritual flexibility, by contrast, reflects the tolerance for values and beliefs that are different than one’s own, so long as those values and beliefs don’t bring harm to others.

 In short, to be fully engaged requires strength, endurance, flexibility and resilience in all dimensions.
Full Engagement Principle
To build capacity, we must push beyond our normal limits, training in the same systematic way that elite athletes do. 

“We build emotional, mental and spiritual capacity in the same way that we build physical capacity.” Dr. Jim Loehr

Read more…Full Engagement Summary

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: The Synergy of the Pack (Community)
By connecting with others you can increase your motivation to stay on track with your goals to be healthier in 2018. Whether it is a group class at a health facility, a walking buddy, a training partner at the gym, personal trainer/coach, or an online community, connecting with others brings a level of accountability that inspires you to keep focused on the task. When you have something at stake like a friend you don’t want to let down, or a group you love to share your fitness journey with, or even a personal trainer that you are paying for, these elements of accountability allow you to maintain your commitment on the days when you just don’t feel like doing it. As humans we are designed to be connected to others, it was our way to survive before the modern world tends to isolate u at times. Your health survival is still at stake use the synergy of connection with others to help you succeed at your health and fitness in 2018.
Spartan SGX Training Tip: Workout of the Day (WOD) Thursday
Mind: Keep Perspective

Always be critical. Keep reading. Keep questioning.
Reading Suggestions:
5 Qualities Champions Have In Common
9 Ways to Live Like a Spartan
How to Quiet Your Racing Brain

Check today’s full Spartan WOD here. Not ready for a rest day try this WOD today.

Beachbody Nutrition Tip: Do and Don’ts for Your Diet
1. Skipping Meals and eating off schedule
2. Following Fads and Trends, keep things in balance
3. Not Planning Your Food Choices in Ahead
4. Skimping on Fruits and Veggies
Read more…P90X Nutrition Guide

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker

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