by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 61 of the 100 Day Challenge! Engage your core today with a Tabata full of Side Planks! A simple, yet incredibly effective exercise, so get your timers ready!  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Its easy to add your veggies to your plate with our Honey Apple Cole Slaw. Delicious raw nutrients with an amazingly light, and dairy free dressing! [Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. ~ Stephen A. Brennan

Essential Element: The essential elements collect, combine, and interact to shape your life.  The parts are inseparable.  You cannot unmake a cake.  The elements that make up a cake combine to create something that is no longer simply the sum of its parts [click here to read Spark Insight: Integration].

Journal: How much financial forward movement are you experiencing? Are you achieving more than you expected, or operating at a deficit? Regardless of economic climate, your personal spending and saving has the capacity to create security or to undermine it. Write down where you’ve been creating security over the past 2-3 months. Then jot down where you’ve overstepped your limits. Consider one way you can increase peace of mind by saving some pennies this week.    [Click here for additional Journal exercises]


by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 35 of the 100 Day Challenge. Add a little fun to your Saturday and Tabata with Wall Balls[Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
A cole slaw without the mayonnaise and unnecessary calories? You’ve got to try this! Honey Apple Cole Slaw. [Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Good company upon the road is the shortest cut.  ~ Author Unknown

Essential Element: We are social animal … so by all means get connected! Let yourself be amazed by how much you’ll get when you give, love and share. [click here to read Spark Insight: Connection]

Journal:  Whose company do you relish?  Whose presence do you genuinely enjoy – with little to no effort? How much of these people do you get on a day to day, week to week basis? Jot down in your journal the names of a few people with simply enjoy being with. This week, make time to be with one of them! Remind yourself the gift you have in great company… [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Honey Apple Cole Slaw

by admin

2 cups packaged coleslaw mix (or make your own by combining chopped green and purple cabbage, shredded carrots, and maybe some orange bell pepper)
1 unpeeled tart apple, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup flaxseed oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon celery seed

  • In a bowl combine the coleslaw mix, apple, celery and green peppers.
  • In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients.
  • Pour over coleslaw and toss to coat. (PALEO)

Apple Pear Pecan Salad

by admin

3 celery ribs, chopped fine
2 red apples, chopped
1 green apple, chopped
1 pear, chopped
juice of 1 lemon
juice of 1 orange
1/4 cup medjool dates, chopped
1/2 cup raw pecans, chopped
green leaf or red leaf lettuce

  • Place chopped apples and pear in bowl and pour lemon and orange juice over fruit to keep it from turning brown
  • Stir to coat all, and allow to marinate for 10 minutes
  • While the fruit is soaking, chop dates
  • Drain soaking fruit, saving juice
  • Add the chopped dates, along with the celery and HALF of the chopped pecans to the drained fruit
  • Make dressing by combining the other half of the pecans in a food processor with the reserved orange and lemon juice and puree into a smooth ‘nut butter’ sauce
  • Add puree to the salad and stir to blend flavors.
  • Serve on a bed of deep green lettuce.
  • ENJOY!