Thursday, April 12, 2018
Daily Thought 2018

Pick a BIG Fight
Pick an event or challenge that you have not done before that is outside your current view of your ability to complete, or do something you have done before but on a whole new level. If your goal is to truly lift yourself to the next level in your life then you need to be thinking bigger. You are going to have to force yourself to adapt and get some new capacities. It will not happen unless you make it happen. Line it up, put your reputation on the line by declaring it before others, then with something at stake go about making it happen. You are either going to talk about it and make excuses, or just go do it! It’s not that complicated, it really depends on your commitment to have it happen and be the person you say you want to be. Creating accountability and picking a worthy fight is the make or break point in your commitment. Create the environment to succeed, by thinking BIG, taking action, and commit to your goal, share it with others to make it real, reinforce your commitment daily, then do it no matter what. Pick a big fight! What is your next big challenge?
 
“You can measure a leader by the problems he tackles. He always looks for ones his own size.” John Maxwell

Polar Smart CoachingTraining Tip: 5 Benchmarks of Fitness
The major benchmarks for fitness include:

  • Max Pushups in one set
  • Plank
  • Sit-n-Reach Flexibility
  • Body Composition
  • Cardiovascular Test (VO2max)

These 5 tests give you an overall fitness assessment called BodyAge. Do you know your BodyAge?
 
Nutrition Tip: Eat For Better Sleep (4 Sleep-Friendly Foods)
Sometimes a light snack can improve your shuteye, as long as you keep portion sizes small. Try one of these sleep-friendly items about an hour before bedtime:
1. A glass of milk contains L-tryptophan, an amino acid that is a natural sleep inducer.
2. Whole-wheat toast and jam is a high carbohydrate snack. Carbohydrates may increase sleepiness and strengthen rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.
3. Almonds are rich in magnesium. Magnesium deficiencies can contribute to sleep troubles. Stock up on magnesium-rich foods during the day, too, with pinto beans, navy beans, pumpkin seeds, wheat germ, and spinach.
4. Bananas may boost serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter with sleep-promoting properties.
 
“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” Peter F. Drucker?