Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Daily Thought 2018

Healing the Broken Places
At times we face involuntary emotional storms—challenges that have come on us, sometimes caused by our choices and also not of our own doing. Depending on how we manage these storms, they can either overwhelm us or serve as an opportunity for growth. When we grieve, fight off illness, or the loss of a close relationship, our energy needs actually increase. The worry, anxiety, sadness, and sometimes depression saps our energy. We need to fight back or be overwhelmed; exercise can be one the most effective ways to combat the stress and fatigue that comes during these challenging times. Don’t just sit back and take it, fight back, build your resilience with action, and you can come out the other side stronger. Sometimes it is the unknown future that causes much of our stress, shape the future to bring about the outcome you desire. It may not always work the way you want, but you can’t just let it happen to you, control what you can (yourself) accept the rest. Use exercise to manage the stress of these emotional storms.
 
“Periods of recovery are intrinsic to creativity and to intimate connection. Without time to recover, our lives become a blur of doing, unbalanced by not much opportunity for being.” Dr. Jim Loehr

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Listen to Your Body
Your body will tell you everything you need to know, when to train, when to rest, when to push it, when to dial it back. The trick is listening to the signals your body is sending you, pain, stiffness, soreness, sleep patterns, hunger and many others. Understanding where your body is at any time during in the training plan allows you to adapt your plan to your body conditions. Different pain tells you where to strength train, soreness indicates which muscles are having a hard time keeping up. When was the last time you woke feeling really rested? Pay attention to your body, it matters. Polar provides the technology to listen effectively and track your training load. www.flow.polar.com

Spartan SGX Training Tip: Workout of the Day (WOD)
Week 2 Day 3 Sprint WOD Pushing

Tonight’s Athletic Conditioning class is Insanity with Coach Todd

Beachbody Nutrition Tip: What is the Performance Stack?
Get more advanced results with this elite training stack which includes 4 formulas to help you improve your personal best. Press harder, last longer, perform better, and recover quicker.

  • Energize
  • Hydrate
  • Recover
  • Recharge

Read more…Beachbody Performance Stack

“Those who exercise are not exempt from having to be meticulous about eating a sound balanced diet.” Jen Sacheck, Ph.D. Author of “Thinner This Year”