IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 73 of the 100 Day Challenge!  Wall Ball Cleans. There’s more to this movement than meets the eye. It’s a full body, demanding Tabata, no question about it! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Broccoli, Bacon & Cashew Salad. A delicious, balanced combination that’s perfect for any barbeque or potluck. Great for an everyday lunch too!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. ~ William Penn

Essential Element:  And, lo and behold, the afternoon nap turns out to be one of the most effective and productive methods for increasing energy and improving cognitive skills and focus, while mitigating the adverse effects of chronic stress by lowering circulating stress hormones like cortisol [click here to read Spark Insight: Restorative Sleep].

Journal:  Think about how productive you might be if, right in the middle of your crazy work day, you set aside time for you body’s ‘nourishment and refreshment’. I’m not talking about lunch – I’m talking about sleep! But lunch is a perfect time to do it. Consider taking 10 minutes out of your lunch break and putting your head down. Turn on your phone and close your eyes right there at your desk, or in your car – wherever you can find quiet. Later today, journal the thoughts and brainstorms that come to you in that ‘never-never land’ you go to before sleep … They may be some of your most creative thoughts all day!   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 13 of the 100 Day Challenge! Dr. Franson joins the crew at Crossfit Wicked for a Super Man Tabata! They’re a lot less fun than they look… but your CORE will thank you! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Its officially grilling weather and you know you’ve been waiting all winter to try out Dr. Paul’s Famous Hamburgers!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Whatever the struggle, continue the climb. It may be only one step to the summit. ~ Diane Westlake

Essential Element: Our attitude will determine our experience with struggle.  If you accept struggle as part of personal growth and embrace it, you’ll respond differently. [click here to read Spark Insight: The Value of Struggle]

Journal: If tomorrow your whole life were relieved of its financial struggles, what would you want to do today? Who would you give to? Where would you invest a little more of your resources? In your journal, envision your life with no financial restrain. Within reason, take that attitude of generosity into tomorrow. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Rosemary Turkey Legs in the Crockpot are unbelievably simple, AND unbelievably delicious, AND they cook while you’re at work – yeah! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
You’ll be feeling these for days! But Floor Wipers are a fun, challenging exercise to try. Don’t forget, the more control you have during these, the more your muscles are engaging and growing!  [Click here for additional Workouts]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. 
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Essential Element: Love is not a sentiment.  Love should not be reduced to simply the way someone makes us feelLove is a decision.  It is something that we choose to give and receive, not something that we wait to experience. [click here to read 'Spark Insight: Love']
Journal: Whom of your friends have you chosen to love lately ? Not because you felt like loving them, but because you chose to act on the basis that love is a decision -  something you act on, not something you feel. Write out the scenario in your journal – then reflect on the impact it had on the person you loved – and the impact it had on you.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY- Monday

by admin

Meal of the Day (MOD):

Workout of the Day (WOD): 

Journaling of the Day (JOD):

  • Quote of the Day:
    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  - Aristotle
  • Journaling Exercise:
    Consistent, daily rituals allow us to get the most important things done during our workday. Are your regular start-of-your-workday practices launching you into your workday effectively?