IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 15 of the 100 Day Challenge! Knees to Elbows!  Don’t worry if you can’t get your knees all the way up to your elbows – keep trying, the core work is fantastic as well as keeping your shoulders strong and healthy through the extended range-of-motion. [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Don’t let your health suffer this summer with all the ice cream trucks and barbecues! Bring prepared with a Bonfire approved treat: Baked Berry Delight[Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Our future will be determined in large part by our dreams and by the struggle to make them real. ~ Swami Sivananda

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 here to read Spark Insight: The Value of Struggle]

Journal: Who of your closest friends needs your belief in them right now? Trying their best but struggling to see past tomorrow? Write in your journal whom it is you know is struggling to see any fruit of their labor. How can you come along side and strengthen them this week?  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 8 of the 100 Day Challenge! Today’s Tabata will be Knees to Elbows. Don’t worry if you can’t get your knees all the way up to your elbows – keep trying, the core work is fantastic as well as keeping your shoulders strong and healthy through the extended range-of-motion.  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Start your day off with a delicious helping of nutrients! A Blueberry Smoothie is just the thing you need to kick start your body systems and satiate your rumbling tummy! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
 ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Essential Element: Every choice, every day, we get to shape our lives.  Create an increased awareness of your Innate Values and choose Belief Systems that are in alignment with them – and watch your behaviors follow suit. [click here to read Spark Insight: Influence and Control]

Journal: List in your journal your greatest current inspirations. Authors, speakers, family members, etc. Next to each – jot down the main thing that inspires you about their lives.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Knees to Elbows: Don’t worry if you can’t get your knees all the way up to your elbows – keep trying, the core work is fantastic as well as keeping your shoulders strong and healthy through the extended range-of-motion. [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Don’t let Easter be an excuse to fall into bad snacking habits! Prepare these amazing Hard Boiled Eggs with Fresh Pesto for your holiday guests and celebrate your health this season too! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. ~ Aristotle
Essential Element: A Bonfire Vital Behavior is to align your schedule with your Innate Values.  Create a schedule that accounts for the time that is regularly reserved for serving what and whom you value. [click here to read Spark Insight: 'Balance']
Journal: How are you spending your energy? More importantly – with whom? On an average week, who are the top five people you spend the majority of your time with? List them in order of amount of time spent.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by admin

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Knees to Elbows  This is a very safe way to exercise your core and strengthen your abs. If you’re not ready for this or don’t have a hanging bar handy, do Sit Ups.

This video features Dr. Ryan Hewitt. Notice in the video that he’s wearing a weighted vest – he’s a wellness warrior and functional training stud (he was a team finalist at the 2011 Crossfit Games in Los Angeles).  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Poached Eggs with Avocado and Green Smoothie  Protein and fats – that’s what makes a good breakfast; BUT, please buy quality eggs, like fresh ranch eggs at your local farmer’s market.  [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 'The Value of Struggle']
Journal: Where is your work schedule rigid? Where is it flexible? Many of us perceive our work week as something we must struggle through. Time for a 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]

IGNITE YOUR DAY – New Year’s Day 2012!!!!

by admin
Dish of the Day:
Bonfire Green Smoothie Seeing as you may have overindulged last night in alcohol, sugar, and other trash foods, we thought you might need a nudge to bounce back to optimal health. What better habit to start the New Year than having a green smoothie every morning? (Click here for additional recipes)

Movement of the Day:
Knees to Elbows You can’t beat this as a core strength exercise. Don’t worry if you can’t get your knees all the way up to your elbows – do the best you can and you’ll get stronger and stronger. Combine with push ups and squats for a complete workout (10 reps each, for 4-5 rounds, no stopping). (Click here for additional workouts)

Journal of the Day:
Quote of the Day: “Humor is one of the most significant activities of the human brain.” ~ Edward De Bono
Essential Element: Proactive management of the precious gifts that bring smiles to your being is the surest way to enjoying a balanced life in an unbalanced world. [view Week 11 Spark Insight]
Journal: Write down five people whom you can count on to make you double over in laughter. These people are essential creators of balance in your life.   (Click here for additional Journal exercises)