- Paddling for Strength
We begin with change. You must first realize that you want to change and know what you want to change and why. Are there “pockets of unhappiness” in your life? Is there something you wish could be different and that you could change? You need to avoid walking in a circle – a 360 degree change will just bring you back to where you were before. Let’s say you are unhappy with your job. You quit and get another one and for a while everything is new and feels like you are on a honeymoon. After a while you find that the new job is just as frustrating as the previous one. Worse is that you might wish you never left the previous job! You need to change the problem at its core.
In order to optimize you need to put the right fuel into a machine. Nutrition is your fuel and you should start there. Our bodies are constantly re-generating themselves and IT DOES MATTER what you put into it. What happens if you build your home with cheap and inadequate materials? The cold will come in, the heat will go out, the roof will leak, the basement will flood, etc. High quality food is the key to having your mind and soul working properly. This is not necessarily easy. You may find yourself craving the junk foods you were eating before. They are made to taste good and look good, not to fuel your engine. Like cheap gasoline, they contain all kinds of additives to make you think you are improving performance. Put cheap gasoline in your car and you will spend a lot of time and money with mechanics. If you stick with it, you will find your energy level increasing and your body functioning better.
Meditation is a great way to reconnect with your mind and soul. It is NOT the same as prayer, which is asking for something. Meditation is listening, not asking. Keep them separate. You can’t listen while you are talking. Prayer is reaching OUT, meditation is reaching IN. It’s the moment when you listen to the universe and reach into your soul.
Meditation will work on your mind. You can also reconnect by working on your body and exercising – preferably in nature. You can feel your body’s reaction to your actions – i.e. you can “listen” to your body.
You EXCEED when you achieve balance thru you mind, body and soul. When you are in balance your core will be stronger and just like a tree you will be able to bend but not break even with the strongest life storms!
The C.O.R.E Method works within 3 major aspects of Life: Mind, Body and Soul. All our programs include the 3 aspects, however the focus will different depending on the program you choose and your personal goal.
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My travel and work schedule has proven to be very difficult some weeks and airplanes are not ideal. However, Rich's calm demeanor and can-do attitude allowed me to relax and be sure that we were on the proper path. However, the universe threw us a curve ball which ended me receiving major surgery the same exact weekend as Ironman Lake Placid. We went from Ironman full-time to meditation and walking as recovery and strength-building. Starting over again is never fun and I have yet to actually run, but Rich and his comprehensive approach to health is something that I am forever grateful.
By Todd Sanders
I have never met someone who encouraged and believed in me not only when training but in personal goals and endeavors. He truly believes that training goals are reached when you are able to find balance and happiness in all aspects of life.
By Alicia Marie