IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 43 of the 100 Day Challenge! Don’t let the heat deter your movement for today! With Tabata Back Squats on the docket, you’ll be done with your challenge and in the pool (or ocean!) cooling off before you know it! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Heading to the beach on this glorious summer day? Don’t rely on greasy vendor food! Plan ahead and pack a few Ants on a Log in your cooler!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  The shorter way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time. ~ Mozart

Essential Element: We are all programmed with a set of Innate Values.  These values promote characteristics that conveyed some level of reproductive or survival advantage over the millennia.  They are hard-wired into your genome.  Adherence to the behaviors that are congruent with these values produces emotions and feelings of happiness and fulfillment [click here to read Spark Insight: Balance].

Journal: The human brain is designed to focus on one thing at a time; to be wholehearted and single-minded. We are most fulfilled (and most effective) when we go with nature, rather than multi-tasking against it. Think through your typical work day. Jot down in your journal your typical times of greatest productivity/effectiveness. Note whether these are times of concentrated energy or scatter-brained focus.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Back Squat. It’s important to focus on your form during this Olympic Lifting move. And once you’ve got it down, the squat component will translate into several more of your Bonfire exercises! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
By now, we’ve hammered home the importance of Plants, Fats, and Protein at your daily meals. Take a look at Dr. Paul’s beautiful, balance lunch today!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Early morning hath gold in its mouth. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Essential Element: Get out of your rut. If your morning routine looks more like survival of the fittest and a race against the clock, it is time to take back your morning[click here to read Spark Insight: Morning Rituals]

Journal:  What does a typical morning look like for you? Use your journal to map out your current wake-until-departure time – in 15 minute increments. Then circle the segments that currently create stress in your morning. What could you change within each of these trouble spots? Envision how you can distress the time and grant peace to your morning.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]