A friend looked up just as a meeting was starting at work and asked, “what was the name of the fitness band you are wearing?”

Perplexed; following the name, I looked and asked, “why?”

It was an interesting topic.  We had talked about fitness bands in general a week or so ago.  We shared many of the same frustrations with the limits and accuracy of the bands we had tried.  As I recalled the specifics of the conversation, I remembered speaking of the value this band was giving to me.  My role in the conversation was not as a salesman or someone trying to convince him that this band was the best.  My intent was to share what worked for me.

“I am intrigued by the way this band is helping your daily recovery and avoiding the likelihood of training when it will not be helpful to train.”

As I think of the earlier conversations as well as the most recent one, I realize he heard and understood the heart of my review.  Wearing the band has helped me see and hear truths that my mother spoke to me about for years.  Little is totally new but the experience feels like it is!  The daily updates, evening sleep coaching alerts, and insights at any time functions with the band and the related app on my mobile are the differences that work in today’s context.

It would be nice to say that every day is a green recovery day.  Looking at the month so far there is one green, one red (take a nap kind of day), and lots of yellows.  The cautionary approach reminds me of a writer’s observation; “I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart so I won’t sin myself bankrupt.” (Psalm 119.11)

The eight red days last month compare with one this month.  I know I am moving in the right direction.  I can see the connections and, in a positive way, I am embracing multiple disciplines that create a foundation for a higher quality of life.  For me, it works.

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