IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 68 of the 100 Day Challenge! We’re getting creative to day with Ball Push Ups! Not only creative, but fun (!), this Tabtata will be over in no time, and suddenly you’ve got a new favorite movement for building core strength and coordination!  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Avocado Grapefruit Salad. Quite possibly the perfect summer snack/lunch! A side of sliced turkey or chicken will balance out your plate, but either way, this salad is sure to refresh you, cool you down, and fill you up with quality nutrients! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Essential Element: If we are to be truly happy – and find peace of mind – we must strive to master managing our most important assets [click here to read Spark Insight: Coping Mechanisms].

Journal:  Consider not what you don’t have – but what you do. Managing our assets starts with recognizing our resources – and appreciating them for the gifts they are. Identify in your journal today your current three most valuable resources. Next to each of them, brainstorm on how you might make the best use of them over the next two weeks – then give thanks for the gifts they are.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 28 of the 100 Day Challenge! Floor Wipers. This exercise is BRUTAL, and you’ll be feeling it for days! However,  it’s a fun change up to all the standard movements you’ve got under your belt at this point and every second of your Tabata will be worth it!  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Avocado Grapefruit Salad is an exciting summer combination! Although the ingredients don’t seem like a likely match, they are a perfect compliment! Your guests, and your tummy will agree! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: I choose not to live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days fully, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance to live so that which cam to me as a seed goes to the next as a blossom, and that which came to me as a blossom, goes on as a fruit. ~ Dawna Markova

Essential Element: Dr. Guy Reikman describes a best practice for alignment being the creation of your own Virtual Board of Trustees.   Your Virtual Board of Trustees (VBT) is populated by individuals who best represent or role model “successful traits” in each of your Life Value Accounts.  [click here to read Spark Insight: Living in Alignment]

Journal:  Who’s way of conducting relationships do you steadily admire? Is there someone who sets the standard of how to give, love and serve the people around them? Use your journal tonight to brainstorm whom you look up to in the realm of relationships – and put words to why you look up to them like you do.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by admin

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
The exercise we all love to hate: Burpees! Challenge yourself today by adding this intensive exercise to the beginning, middle, and/or end of your workout! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Lunch can be a tricky and inconvenient decision for many people. Bonfire Egg Salad with Grapefruit changes that. And this protein-packed, easy to prepare recipe will prove it to you!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  Give thanks for sorrow that teaches you pity; for pain that teaches you courage – and give exceeding thanks for the mystery which remains a mystery still – the veil that hides you from the infinite, which makes it possible for you to believe in what you cannot see. ~ Robert Nathan
Essential Element: If our attitude reflects the belief that every circumstance provides an opportunity for growth, we can maintain a state of gratitude. [click here to read 'The Art of Gratitude']
Journal: Write out three things you have received in the past that give you hope for the future.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Avocado Grapefruit Salad

by MJ

This is one of my all time favorite salads. So refreshing and satisfying.

3 avocados
2 grapefruit (flesh only)
1/3 of a scallion bunch
1/2 cucumber
sesame seeds
sea salt/black pepper

Chop ingredients into bite size portions and combine! Season with sesame seeds, sea salt and black pepper to taste.

NOTE: I also like to squeeze some extra grapefruit juice in!