IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 69 of the 100 Day Challenge! Toes to Bar might seem intimidating, but check out the video below for some energy saving, efficiency tips for your Tabata today! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Lamb Shish Kabobs. Try a new marinade on your protein today, and what better way to incorporate your veggies than alternating those beautiful colors on your barbeque skewer! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Every experience, everything with which we have come in contact in life, is a chisel – cutting away at our life statue, molding, modifying, shaping it. We are part of all we have met. ~ Orison Swett Marden

Essential Element: In the economy of our lives, we must recognize the need for strategies that protect our limited resources – and assist us in living life to its fullest [click here to read Spark Insight: Coping Mechanisms].

Journal: Everything we encounter has the capacity to shape us for the better … IF, and only if, we allow it to. Our families are some of our most powerful life-shapers. How have you allowed your time with your family this past week to shape you? How did you resist it? Consider in your journal the things you felt most shaped by this past week.  Are you disabling that chisel from doing its best work?  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 46 of the 100 Day ChallengeGood Mornings are a perfect way to start celebrating your 4th of July! Have a fantastic Independence Day and make sure your holiday BBQ is a healthy and happy affair! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Paleo Coconut Walnut Bread is an excellent alternative to the many tempting pastries lurking around! Be prepared with a healthy snack and stay ahead of the curve! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: The more choices we have, the greater the need for focus. ~ Tom Butler Bowdon

Essential Element: When you invest your Limited Resources of time, energy, focus and money in alignment with your Innate Values you experience a sense of balance and peace of mind.   Conversely, if you spend or squander these resources in a way that defies your deepest values, you will inevitably experience uneasiness, worry and imbalance.  This disparity is often at the root of most emotional and psychological stress [click here to read Spark Insight: Balance].

Journal: When our values are defined, our choices become clearer. I.E – Value: Health /Fitness – Choice: Pack a lunch rather than buying lunch out. In each of the seven lifetime value accounts – following a road map is better than aimlessly hoping we’ll choose what’s best at every turn. Give yourself a road map. Determine your three highest life values. As decisions arise, consciously ask yourself: Is the choice I’m about to make in alignment with these three things?   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Simple, Delicious Chicken Thighs

by drpaul

1-2 chicken thighs per person; these can be boneless, skinless, or bone-in (3-4 thighs each for Level 3 movers) – BUY AND COOK EXTRA FOR LEFT OVERS

Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper [I've also used "Greek Seasoning," but am not confident that the 'spices' listed in the ingredients are not MSG]

  • Preheat oven to 375° OR light barbeque grill to medium.
  • Liberally season the thighs on both sides with sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
  • If cooking in the oven, place on a cooking sheet or baking dish.
  • OVEN: for boneless, skinless, bake for 20-25 minutes; for bone-in, bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • GRILL: boneless, skinless – 4-6 minutes per side; bone-in – 6-8 minutes, being careful of flare-ups from the skin fat.