IGNITE YOUR DAY AND CELEBRATE THE 100TH DAY OF OUR TABATA CHALLENGE!

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 100 of the 100 Day Challenge! YOU DID IT. 100 days of Tabata. Moving and disciplining your body for your health and a good cause! Hopefully you’re able to make it to Hampton today to celebrate with us and do your 100th Tabata in the sunshine with all your fellow fundraisers! If not, tune into the site later today for pictures and video of our Movement of the Day!

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Grilled Chicken with Honeydew Salsa. A perfectly balanced new summer recipe to try! Isn’t it funny how the most seemingly uncomplimentary ingredients taste the best together?! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Whatever the struggle, continue the climb. It may be only one step to the summit. ~ 
Diane Westlake

Essential Element: Our Belief Systems are learned. They predict what we think, what we say, what we do and what we feel. [Click here to read Spark Insight: The Value of Struggle].

Journal: We simply never know what tomorrow will hold. Maybe it’s the breakthrough we’ve been dreaming of … or the opportunity we’ve waited years for! Choosing to believe that your life is moving towards the life you’ve always wanted will shape and color the decisions you make today. What are you believing for your life? Write in your journal today three of your greatest dreams  – one for a month from now – one for a year from now – and one for five years from now. Describe each one in detail – what does it look like? Smell like? Feel like? It’s up to you to believe big things for that extraordinary life of yours… [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Welcome to Day 6 of the 100 Day Challenge! Your Tabata today is Slam Ball, a great full body movement and arguably, one of the most fun! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Try something new on the grill tonight! Lamb Shish Kabobs are an easy balanced meal, and the marinade is just right!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
~ Mark Twain

Essential Element: Our lives can be reduced to a series of choices and the results of those choices. [click here to read Spark Insight: Influence and Control]

Journal: Check your moral courage. What do you stand for? Does your bank account show it? Write down in your journal the last 7 things you spent money on. Next to each of them – jot down the life-value that expense represents.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Keep those coals burning hot because we’ve got another amazing meal that needs some space on the grill! Add a few slices of avocado or a helping of macadamia nuts to our Grilled Chicken with Honeydew Salsa and you’ve got yourself a balanced plate!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Squat Hops might look a little silly, but suck it up! There’s nothing silly about a rock hard core, lower back and quads! [Click here for additional Workouts]

 


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:

Essential Element:  Life is full of surprises - get ready for them. [Click here to read Spark Insight: Coping Mechanisms]

Journal:  It’s no coincidence that the word ‘journey’ and ‘journaling’ derive themselves from the same root word. Journaling is an effective way for us to chronicle this fantastic and remarkable ‘journey’ called life.  List in your journal today three events you’ve experience over the last month that you had absolutely no hand in coordinating. Good, bad, or otherwise- how did you respond?  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Time to hit the deck and fire up your grill! And there’s no better recipe to kick off the Spring weather than Bonfire’s Lamb Shish Kabobs. The simple marinade sets in overnight and before you know it, you’ve got a new family favorite!   [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Burpees feeling too easy for you nowadays? We’re jealous! But we’ve got a great addition for you! Try adding Burpees over Bar to the mix and you’ll be feeling sore like the rest of us again soon! [Click here for additional Workouts]

 


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:


Essential Element: Well people don’t necessarily experience any less stress; they simply develop better strategies and coping mechanisms for dealing with it. [Click here to read Spark Insight: Coping Mechanisms]

Journal:  You get to thrive – but you don’t have to.  You were wired to survive – and you will. But thriving doesn’t come without a little intentionality. What does a thriving you look like? What does a day well-seized consist of? Envision in your journal a day you have completely taken by the reins ( either one in the past or one you’ve yet to live) -  then go carpe the heck out of today.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises] Spark photo credit: http://pinterest.com/pin/63120832247556697/

 

Lamb Shish Kabobs

by MJ

2 pounds boneless lamb (cubed)
Green peppers
Red peppers
Red onion

Marinade:
1/2 c grapeseed and/or coconut oil
1/4 c lemon juice
1/2 c chopped onion
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
3 tsp rosemary (or to taste)
1 tsp thyme
garlic (to taste)

Combine marinade ingredients and soak lamb cubes overnight in the refrigerator.
Alternate lamb, peppers and onion on skewers and grill to perfection!

 

Simple, Delicious Chicken Thighs

by drpaul

1-2 chicken thighs per person; these can be boneless, skinless, or bone-in (3-4 thighs each for Level 3 movers) – BUY AND COOK EXTRA FOR LEFT OVERS

Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper [I've also used "Greek Seasoning," but am not confident that the 'spices' listed in the ingredients are not MSG]

  • Preheat oven to 375° OR light barbeque grill to medium.
  • Liberally season the thighs on both sides with sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
  • If cooking in the oven, place on a cooking sheet or baking dish.
  • OVEN: for boneless, skinless, bake for 20-25 minutes; for bone-in, bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • GRILL: boneless, skinless – 4-6 minutes per side; bone-in – 6-8 minutes, being careful of flare-ups from the skin fat.