IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 21 of the 100 Day Challenge!  Your Arm Bar Tabata will have you feeling stretched, sore and STRONG!   [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Missing your Classic Stuffed Peppers, but not the inflammatory grains they’re normally made with (rice)? Our alternative recipe will have you reminiscing in no time!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Two kinds of gratitude:  The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.  ~ Edwin Arlington Robinson

Essential Element: A Bonfire best practice is to role model gratitude, recognition and appreciation in our relationships.  Show others how we wish to be treated.  Be deliberate and discuss this openly with the people you care about. [click here to read Spark Insight: Gratitude] 

Journal: Think about some of your most selfless friends. The ones that think of you – and are creative for you – and give you more than you could ask for. Write down the name of one or two friends like that – and next to that, why they are such remarkable friends to you. Then write down two more names, names of friends in need, whom you will BE that selfless, generous kind of friend to this week.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Dr. Paul’s Meatloaf is a terrific source of flavorful protein, plus you’ll be able to enjoy the leftovers all week! One key is to use organic grass fed ground beef with at least 15% fat; using ground sirloin that has 5% or 10% fat can lead to a ‘dry’ meatloaf (please read Fat is Good).  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
The Turkish Get-Up might look like some sort of arm/ shoulder exercise – it is; but it’s really a core exercise that defies description… until you’ve done ten of them in a row. [Click here for additional Workouts]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction. ~ E.F. Schumacher
Essential Element: Every month schedule a “Sanity Weekend” where the only plans made are for rest and repair.  Challenge yourself to do nothing – it’s free.  [click here to read Spark Insight: Rest and Repair]
Journal: When’s the last time you abandoned everything and relaxed? How was it? What came of your work because of it? How about your relationships? Write a few sentences on the benefits of your last great rest period. Then write down what your next one will look like, and when.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by admin

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Air Squats This essential movement is crucial to add to your daily schedule. Air squats not only work your quads and core, but strengthen your lower back as well! Runners, especially, can benefit from adding squats to their pre-run stretch, halfway point, and at the end of their run, as well. A strong lower back eliminates a multitude of common daily aches and pains, so squat away! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Looking for a way to ward off this lingering winter chill? What better way than Chanya’s Chili? Chock full of protein and essential vegetables, this beautiful dish will warm your insides and your soul!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Patience is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation Ann Voskamp
Essential Element: Healthy people are always learning – looking for opportunities to grow and expand. [Click to read 'Creating Change']
Journal: Where is your work schedule rigid? Where is it flexible? Many of us perceive our work week as something we must struggle through in order to bring home a paycheck. Perspective shift!: Write out your typical work week schedule, noting the particularly tedious hours in the week. Choose one of these times and consider how you might make it more valuable – for you and your co-workers.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]