IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 36 of the 100 Day Challenge!  If you’re finding it hard to squeeze a Tabata into your busy schedule… Bench Dips will be a perfect exercise for you today! You can literally do these off the edge of your work seat! We’re proud of you for prioritizing your health! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Alexis’ Paleo Cereal is delicious, nutritious, and filling. Eating regular cereal is so “old school” – grains cause many health problems including promoting weight gain and diabetes. This is the new cereal – get with the program, you’ll love it. [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small differences we can make. These, over time, add up to the big differences that we often cannot foresee. ~ Marian Wright Edelman

Essential Element: At the end of the day, the only way to really change the world is to start with yourself [click here to read Spark Insight: Unconditional Love].

Journal: Unconditional love has the power to change two people – both the giver and the receiver. Read this week’s Spark Insight, then jot down the answers to these two questions. Regardless of your less-than-loving- actions toward them, when was the last time you received someone’s unconditional love? When was the last time you gave it?   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Alexis’ version of ‘cereal’ might not be what your expecting… but give her Paleo Breakfast Cereal  a try and enjoy the benefits of a satisfying, balanced breakfast all day long!   [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
High Knees are  a great warm up exercise, or combined with push upsbear crawls and air squats, can make a workout itself (10-15 reps each exercise, 4-5 rounds, no stopping).  [Click here for additional Workouts]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life  – and the labors of life will reduce themselves. ~ Edwin Way Teale
Essential Element: Rest comes in many forms, our daily sleep patterns, including night time sleep for most of us, as well as napping or “siestas” during the day.  But more broadly, rest includes our morning rituals, meditation, breathing exercises, meal-time and evening rituals. [click here to read Spark Insight: Rest and Repair]
Journal:  What segments of your typical day seem like lost time? What hours consistently baffle you as to where they go? Write down the part of your typical weekday that regularly seems escapes you– then consider creating a ritual around it. Read, rest, rejuvenate your brain with some movement, write a note to a friend. Reclaim the time by creating a worthwhile rhythm where none exists.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Paleo Breakfast Cereal

by alexis

This is very delicious, nutritious, and filling. Eating regular cereal is so “old school” – grains cause many health problems including promoting weight gain and diabetes. This is the new cereal – get with the program, you’ll love it.

  • Organic apple, pear, berries or organic banana, chopped into small pieces
  • Raw walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds
  • Coconut manna
  • Organic raisins
  • Hemp seeds (no, not those kind), or hemp protein
  • Shredded coconut
  • Almond milk
  • Stir to mix