AIR ~ Movement of the Day: Day 54 of the 100 Day Challenge! Single Unders will help you achieve your Tabata goal today, but they’ll also transport you to your childhood when you pull out that ol’ jumprope! Click here to watch Team Member, Alexis, explain taking it up a notch to Double Unders, and see how many great stretches you can do with a jumprope assist! [Click here for additional Workouts]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~ Matthew 6:21
Essential Element: Rejuvenation patterns include our “time-offs”, breaks and vacations. Well People are deliberate in their rest and repair patterns. Design your daily, weekly schedules as well as your monthly and yearly calendar to reflect your commitment to this critical Essential Element [click here to read Spark Insight: Rest & Repair].
Journal: Time is so telling. Often our statements around what we value can be voided out by our dedication of time elsewhere. Are your financial aims robbing your personal goals? Do your business plans and new ventures see more of you than your family? Take today to check back in and ask yourself: Where is your treasure? Where do you really want your legacy left? [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
Journal: Who have you connected with about your fitness goals lately? Whom have you allowed to hold you accountable? Take a look back at the fitness goals you made in January and do a little self-evaluation –then share this progress and your adjusted goals with someone close to you. Let the gift of being known propel you forward to achieve more than you could on your own… [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
FUEL ~ Dish of the Day: This Rosemary Chicken is so simple, yet so delicious (and it’s relatively quick and easy to prepare and cook). One of the keys is using quality chicken, and quality seasonings – sea salt, cracked pepper, and fresh rosemary, if desired. [Click here for additional Recipes]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: If the only prayer you say your entire life is ‘thank you’ that would suffice. ~ Meister Eckhart
Journal: You know that thing that’s irking you most right now? That last thing you’d think of saying if someone asked you today, “What are you grateful for?”? Write it down in your journal. Below it, right down three things you will give thanks for around that very hardship. For example: My financial situation is dire and unchanging. I am grateful for: a. the closeness of my family through it all b. the friends I have who love and support me c. the opportunity this provides for discovery of new gifts/people/elements of life. Allow this simple and challenging act to illuminate your heart to see more than just what’s been glaring at you … [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
FUEL ~ Dish of the Day: Whether you throw this recipe in the crockpot, or tend to it over the stove, today’s Simple Savory Lamb Stew will knock your socks off! Chock full of protein and enhanced with natural herbs and spices, this supper will be the perfect ending to a full day! [Click here for additional Recipes]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: Never let a problem to be solved become more important than the person to be loved. ~ Barbara Johnson Essential Element: It’s important to differentiate that Unconditional Love does not imply unconditional approval. We should reserve the right to disapprove of another’s (and our own) behavior, yet, without judgment, accept them and love them unconditionally. [click here to read 'Spark Insight: Love'] Journal: You know where you struggle? That thing you most dislike about yourself? The area you constantly seek to improve in– but always seem to come up short? What might it look like to love yourself here? Without ‘approving’ of your actions, habits, or attitudes needing improvement – write in your journal three personal affirmations of who you are right now – three parts of yourself that remain intact, even through out this growth process. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. ~ Anonymous Essential Element: We can choose to be grateful. In any situation, we can choose to allow stress to build in our hearts and minds…or let gratitude fill our growing minds and spirit. [click here to read 'The Art of Gratitude'] Journal: Write down three things you have today that you did not have a year ago – three more that you didn’t have five years ago – and three more that you didn’t have ten years ago. Sit back and look at this list – and realize how much you’ve got! [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
FUEL ~ Dish of the Day: It doesn’t come much closer to a genuine Paleo day than hunting your own dinner! Plus you can use this amazing Venison Marsala recipe. Of course, chicken or pork can easily be substituted in this recipe. [Click here for additional Recipes]
AIR ~ Movement of the Day: Warm up today with one of your favorite childhood pastimes turned psycho conditioning tool … the Jump Rope. Not just for kids anymore, this exercise will start your blood pumping![Click here for additional Workouts]
In this aptly titled video ‘Jump Rope: The Magnificent’, fitness maven, journaling queen, and jump rope aficionado Alexis Girvan shows not only great technique for mastering Double Unders – a very demanding exercise by the way – but also how to use your jump rope for some overhead strength and flexibility work.
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees. ~ J. Willard Marriot Essential Element: Choosing to practice a new behavior pattern is like cutting a new path in the woods. You have to pass over the same terrain several times before it gets easier. But this struggle is sure to leave you stronger…and enjoying a better life.[click to read 'Embracing Struggle'] Journal: Tracking yourself is a great way to turn a new venture into a habit. What one improvement would you like to see become a daily reality in your life? Write down this new undertaking – and the three obstacles that have kept it from becoming a reality. Map out the next 21 days on a piece of paper and track yourself on this mission. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]