IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 14 of the 100 Day Challenge! The video below shows Dr. Franson’s epic and appropriate Dead Lift form, but you might want to try a little less weight with all the Tabata reps you have planned for your day! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Sometimes the mere though of all that prep work is enough to turn you away from your life-giving, daily salad! Eliminate all obstacles from getting healthy and make sure to store up a generous helping of Chopped Salad this weekend in your fridge.  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: It’s the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something’s difficult to come by, you’ll do that much more to make sure it’s even harder–if not impossible–to lose.” ~ Sarah Dessen

Essential Element: Author Dr. Steven Covey teaches us another vital behavior:  increase the time between stimulus and response.  If we do not show this kind of restraint, we will most likely react, rather that respond. [click here to read Spark Insight: The Value of Struggle]

Journal: When in the last week did you respond rather than react to a family member? Where you gave yourself time to process through your reply before acting? When did you do the opposite – and react without consideration of consequences or other’s feelings? Remember these are the people dearest to you – they should be the ones receiving the highest treatment.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Sometimes, the only thing standing between you and a daily salad is all that chopping! Don’t let that be the case this week. Start your week off with your fridge full of Chopped Salad and you’re all set for the next 3-4 days!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
The Sott’s Press is a challenging movement. If you can master this, your spine and your posture will REJOICE! This will help undo all that time you spend sitting at the computer. [Click here for additional Workouts]

 


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:

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:  Napping is difficult for so many people – yet it’s one of the greatest things we can do for our mental and physical health – all of us.  This week – challenge yourself by giving yourself a mandatory mid-day rest. Make it a goal to get 4 naps in – 10-20 minutes each. They can be whenever you like – late morning – mid afternoon – even two on the same day. Give it a fair shot – and at the end of a day you’ve napped, write in your journal  how those hours post-nap went.    [Click here for additional Journal exercises]