IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 97 of the 100 Day Challenge! Barbell Farmer’s Carry. Weight up your barbells and walk across the yard (or gym)! Sounds easy… but you’ll be feeling this one by the end of your Tabata! Finish strong gang… 3 more days of the Challenge! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Chili Omelet. Looking for something to do with that leftover Chili? Add it to your breakfast! Some extra flavor to those protein rich eggs will start your day off right! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of  purpose which I did not know. ~ Joannna Field

Essential Element: Our lives can be reduced to a series of choices and the results of those choices.  Every choice, every day, we get to shape our lives.  Create an increased awareness of your Innate Values and choose Belief Systems that are in alignment with them – and watch your behaviors follow suit. [Click here to read Spark Insight: Influence & Control].

Journal: Discovery of our life’s purpose is a process – one that we must be open and alert to in order to receive. Observing the very fabric of our days – the conversations we engage in, the connections we make, the ideas we see propagated-  and taking note of what ignites a spark in our hearts and minds – is worth every minute of observation. Let yourself slow long enough today, at some point during your day, to actively observe and take in the life around you. Be present … and see what your heart comes up with … [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 75 of the 100 Day Challenge! Kettlebell Farmer’s Carry Tabatas! Choose the appropriate weight for your training, and just start walking! Sounds simple enough (almost too simple), but trust us… you’ll be feeling these tomorrow! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Chicken Sausage with Sliced Apples. A perfect breakfast or midday snack! This protein boost will give you the satisfying energy you’re looking for! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. ~Thomas Dekker

Essential Element: In order to ensure maximal complete sleep cycles, humans thrive best when we follow the Circadian Rhythm that is coiled deep inside your DNA.  Dictated by the light of the sun, this rhythm is a physiological set point that has promoted early to bed, early to rise, for millennia [click here to read Spark Insight: Restorative Sleep].

Journal: What was life like before the light-bulb? Clearly life by candle-light was a bit more romantic – but think about the rhythms created when the sun was our sole source of illumination. We woke with the sun; we went to bed when it went down; seasonal rhythms shifted in our bodies as they did with the earth. Things were in tune with each other – and hormones were happy. IN your journal, just consider what it would look like to tune your life to the sun’s rhythms.  What would you do with those sweet morning hours? What would you gain by going to bed when the sun did?   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 50 of the 100 Day Challenge! WAY TO GO! We’re halfway there! And what better way to celebrate than with a challenging Tabata Farmer’s Carry?! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Tickled Pink Ginger Kraut  Add something fermented to your day! Your tummy with thank you! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  The Chinese pictograph for ‘busy’ is composted of two characters: heart and killing. ~ Brother David Steindl-Rast

Essential Element: Fight the urge to “catch-up” on everything and simply “be” [click here to read Spark Insight: Rest & Repair].

Journal:  The same thing that’s making you ‘busy’ may indeed be the same thing that’s killing your heart. Interesting huh? This week – instead of being ruthless with your schedule, how about being ruthless on your schedule. Find out what’s making you busy – and get rid of half of it. Write down in your journal the things you will consciously give up this week – giving your heart back some life. Then share one of your wise actions with us by commenting on Today’s post.  Let’s encourage each others as a tribe by our sharing our own small steps in the right direction…  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]