Friday, March 30, 2018
Daily Thought 2018

Personal Leadership Is an Action
Leadership does not have impact until it becomes an action. Building the skills to be a great leader, independently or with others, requires you to act. As a leader, people you inspire will look at your actions and conversation to see if you “walk the talk.” Whether you own the responsibilities of leadership by acting out these character traits, or just talk about them will determine your sphere of influence. Great leaders inspire others with their own actions each and every day. Showing your own commitment to the principles of leadership shows those whom you seek to inspire that your leadership is real in the world, that you are worthy of their trust and confidence. What are you doing each day to lead the way for your team, organization or cause?
“It is priceless to find a person who will take responsibility, who will finish and follow through to the final detail – to know when someone has accepted an assignment that it will be effectively, conscientiously completed.”  Richard L. Evans, Author
Read more…21 Qualities of a Leader

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Energy Balance
Energy balance is the ability to counter calories taken in daily with calories expended during activity or exercise. Understanding this balance is the key to successful weight loss and management. There are several ways to determine your energy balance, first determine your basal metabolic rate (daily calorie consumption at rest). Taking your current weight and adding a zero for a basic idea of your BMR can do this. Resting metabolic testing can give you a more exact determination and involves a ten-minute resting test. Once you have determined your BMR, you now need to know your calories expended during exercise. This can be done by observing the calorie count on the cardio machines if you workout on cardio equipment. You can also estimate your calorie expenditure by using online calculators. Using a HR monitor is the most accurate measure, and can be used in any setting. Record your workouts and upload them to a FREE website to track your energy balance each week to ensure weight loss/management success.
Read more…Polar Balance

Spartan SGX Training Tip: Workout of the Day (WOD)

Week 11 Day 5 WOD: Spartan Abs 100

Nutrition Tip: The Perfect Meal
In planning the menu for my “Perfect Meal” the rules I imposed on myself were as follows:

  1. Everything on the menu must have been hunted, gathered, or grown by me.
  2. The menu should feature at least one representative of each edible kingdom: animal, vegetable, and fungus, as well as an edible mineral (the salt).
  3. Everything served must be in season and fresh. The meal would reflect not only the places that supplied its ingredients, but a particular moment in time.
  4. No money may be spent on the meal, though already purchased items in the pantry could be deployed as needed.
  5. I would cook the meal myself 

Excerpt From: Michael Pollan. “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.”
“One man with courage is a majority.” Thomas Jefferson