Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Daily Thought 2018
Matters of the Heart: The Reason Why is More Important Than How
On this day of hearts, it’s important to look at what is inside your heart. What gets you motivated to achieve your goals? Once you have set some goals for yourself you will have to find a way to stay motivated long enough to achieve them. The reasons WHY you will do what it takes to achieve your goals will be the difference whether you succeed or not. When the process of achieving your goals becomes more of a focus than the goals themselves your chances of achieving them diminish. Get really clear on why you want to achieve your goals, get specific and be crystal clear on the reason why, otherwise the first obstacle that comes along you will give up. You need to want it bad enough to do whatever it takes, that means that the focus on the prize is the reason you will persevere when the going gets tough. Write it down, put it somewhere where you can see it every day, so it will become part of your daily thought. Keep the why in focus to keep the motivation high to achieve your goals.
“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.” Kahlil Gibran
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Refining Your Target Heart Rate Zones
As you fitness changes your HR training zones will vary slightly. Some days you will have a hard time getting your HR to your typical HRs, and others your HR will go way up. Generally fatigue is the biggest factor but a stronger HR will move more blood per stroke (individual heart beat) so it will beat less beats per minute as your fitness improves The key is to look at your average HR and max after your training session.
Read more…Refining Your Target Heart Rate Zones
Tonight’s Athletic Conditioning class is Insanity with Coach Todd
Beachbody Nutrition Tip: Eat on Purpose
The great temptation is to zone out when we eat . . . let our powerful, reptilian brains take over and let ’er rip. Don’t do it. Try this instead. At every meal, stop and think: What am I doing here? How much am I going to eat? And what? Decide every time. It’s like saying grace at the beginning of the meal, only you’re praying you can eat like a human being, not like a primitive being. Don’t let your emotion drive your choices, stay focused on the value you support when you eat for health rather than just taste. Teach your brain to choose your values and goals instead of being in the moment and eating for not reason at all.
“If we center our lives on correct principles and create a balanced focus between doing and increasing our ability to do, we become empowered in creating effective, useful, and peaceful lives.” Stephen R. Covey