by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 55 of the 100 Day Challenge! Flutter Kicks. They’re as painful as they sound! And you’ll most certainly be glad to hear your timer go off during your Tabata today! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Chili Lime Drumsticks Yum! A fresh, homemade marinade makes these drumsticks unforgettable!  [Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: To be unavailable to our friends and family, to be unable to find time for the sunset, or even to know the sun has set at all, to whiz through our obligations without time for a single, mindful breath, this has become the model of a successful life.  ~ Wayne Mueller

Essential Element: A major contributor to this mess is the general lack of rest and repair.  As a society we have bought into the idea that rest and rejuvenation is a luxury, not a requirement.  This is fundamentally untrue, physically damaging, emotionally crippling and psychologically devastating.  We must take back our rest [click here to read Spark Insight: Rest & Repair].

Journal:  Write in your journal the numbers 1 -5. Next to each of them, write down a memory from this week that you stopped and recognized the moment happening in front of you. A memorable thing said, a story that gave you pause, a child learning to swim, a space in which you stood captivated with hundreds of others…. Whatever they were, remind yourself of them.  Jot down the numbers 1-5 so you can go ahead and look for them again this week. And post one of them here – as a comment  – so we can all relish it too.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]


by admin

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
This amazing spring weather has everyone at Bonfire Headquarters itching for an excuse to be outside! Get your daily dose of sunshine AND an amazing workout by dusting off your bicycle this week! Whether biking to work or riding around the block with your kids after school, this exercise is sure to get your ‘gears’ moving! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Has chicken for supper lost its excitement for you? Try this Bonfire-approved recipe for Chili Lime Drumsticks! Our zesty marinade will remind you how tasty (and protein packed) chicken can be!  [Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, and what you believe shine through. ~ Anonymous
Essential Element:  A key step in moving toward a life of alignment is articulating our highest values. [click here to read 'Living in Alignment']
Journal: What are the most important motivators in your life – the things that drive you to do what you do every day? Compassion? Freedom? Diligence? Authenticity? Generosity? List three of your life’s top values.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Chili Lime Drumsticks

by admin

2 pounds chicken drumsticks (about 10)
1 medium lime, juiced and zested
1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
1/2 Tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1/2 Tablespoon garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons agave
2 Tablespoons olive oil

Whisk together all of the ingredients except for the chicken breasts in a small mixing bowl.

Place the chicken in a resealable plastic bag; pour the marinade over the chicken.
Seal the bag, squeezing out as much air as possible.

Turn the bag over a few times, or shake it gently, and completely coat the chicken with the marinade. Refrigerate, turning the bag occasionally, for 2 to 12 hours.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a shallow, rimmed baking sheet with a silpat mat or non-stick aluminum foil, and place the chicken on top.

Roast the chicken for 45 to 50 minutes, turning it halfway through, until the juices run clear when pricked with a fork.

Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.