Thursday, April 5, 2018
Daily Thought 2018

The Four Areas of Life
To sharpen the saw, we must be proactive. Self-renewal is a planning and personal development activity, and must be acted on. This is the single most powerful investment we can ever make in life, is an investment in ourselves, in the only instrument we have with which to deal with life and to contribute. Renewal is the principle and the process that empowers us to move in an upward spiral of growth and change, of continuous improvement.

Physical – Body: To Live (care for your body with healthy pursuits)
Social – Emotional: To Love (engage with others)
Mental – Mind: To Learn (reading, personal development)
Spiritual – Heart: Emotional connection to your values (acting out your values)

Read more…The 4 Human Needs

“Being proactive is the capacity to subordinate impulses, words, feelings, and conditions, to values based on principles.” Dr. Stephen Covey

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Cardio Long and Slow for Health
Ideally a long walk on the beach every morning would do the trick. In our modern world we have to be more strategic. At the lower intensities (60-75%) your body uses fat and oxygen as fuel so it is very effective for burning the fat off your body. It just takes 2-3 hours a day to do this plan, which most of us don’t have. The health benefits are big for slow and long, and is considered to be one of the healing activities. At the very least you need at least one of your 4 to 5 cardio sessions each week to be 1-2 hours of continuous heart rate in Zone 2-3.

Read more…A Balanced Approach to Cardio

Spartan SGX Training Tip: Workout of the Day (WOD)
Week 12 Day 4 WOD: Obstacle Skills WOD

Nutrition Tip: Shop the peripheries of the supermarket and stay out of the middle.
Most supermarkets are laid out the same way: Processed food products dominate the center aisles of the store, while the cases of mostly fresh food—produce, meat and fish, dairy—line the walls. If you keep to the edges of the store you’ll be much more likely to wind up with real food in your shopping cart. This strategy is not foolproof, however, since things like high-fructose corn syrup have crept into the dairy case under the cover of flavored yogurts and the like.

Read more…64 Food Rules by Michael Pollan

“Eating what stands on one leg [mushrooms and plant foods] is better than eating what stands on two legs [fowl], which is better than eating what stands on four legs [cows, pigs, and other mammals]. Chinese Proverb