IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 74 of the 100 Day Challenge! Make your morning truly ‘good’ and productive with a Weighted Good Morning Tabata! Exercising first thing in the morning does wonders to wake up your body AND mind! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Bonfire Fiesta Salad. The Bonfire diet style is “plant-driven” (no, that doesn’t mean vegetarian; it means plant centric). This means regularly eating large vegetable salads – they are essential to being healthy, and should be eaten with lunch AND dinner. [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.  ~ Aldous Huxley

Essential Element: Our body uses sleep to rest and repair our tissues.  Our brain requires sleep to process the information from the day.  Critical sleep cycles involve hormone balancing that affects everything from your energy and moods to your metabolism and ability to regulate your body weight.  Sleep deprivation is actually a predictor of obesity [click here to read Spark Insight: Restorative Sleep].

Journal:  Sleep is a common cure-all. We don’t realize the amount of stress, disease and overwhelm we are preventing simply by hitting the pillow each and every night. How do you behave when you aren’t getting enough rest? Can your family tell just by how you communicate or don’t’ communicate with them? Answer these: “Those around me know I’m sleep deprived when….” and “I can feel myself getting restless when …”  [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]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Our version of a Good Morning is getting moving! Watch Brandon’s terrific form as he performs 100 reps for last year’s Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser! If you don’t have weights at home, get creative! You can use a heavy book… or even any small children you have running around the house! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Looking for a way to make your traditional almond snack more appealing? We’ve got just the thing! Roasted Rosemary Almonds add a TON of flavor to your midday protein boost!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin. 
~ Ivan Turgenev

Essential Element:  Repetition is the mother of mastery.  Clinical research shows that new habits can be formed through repetition.  Our brain cells actually create novel connections and new habits are formed. [click here to read Spark Insight: Creating Change]

Journal: Sometimes it’s our creature comforts that create the greatest barriers to our success. Our daily latte. The leftovers from the kids plate. Those chocolate covered mints we snag every night. Take a minute and think about your creature comforts; those things you’re so used to that you’ve never considered their need to be vacationed from. Write three of them down. Take the next 21 days and consciously replace one of them. Add something remarkably valuable to your day in its place.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Good Mornings

by admin

Check out Brandon doing 100 in a row as part of our 100 Reps for 100 Days challenge to benefit for Cystic Fibrosis in 2011.

Notice his Five Finger shoes – the man is a purest, no doubt about it.