IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 32 of the 100 Day Challenge. Bear Crawls. This full body work out is way more fun when you add the “ROARS”! Enjoy your Tabata today!  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Almond Lemon Macaroons. A tasty, 5 minute treat the whole family will love! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  ~ Marcel Proust

Essential Element: In our unnatural, modern and mechanized lives we have become dangerously independent. We must seek opportunities to fulfill our innate need  for connection. [click here to read Spark Insight: Connection]

Journal:  Many of us would not be the people we are today without some significant others in our lives – and not just our spouses. Teachers, mentors, siblings, friends – influences that have directly shaped our lives. Complete this statement in your journal: I would not be as  __________ (fill in the blank with a trait you’ve acquired over time – * i.e. motivated, patient, caring, focused, fit) ….if it weren’t for _________ (fill in the blank with the name of the person who has helped shape this in you).  What a gift to have even one of these ‘charming gardners’ to thank! [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 10 of the 100 Day Challenge! Pull Ups! If your arms aren’t quite ready for classic pull up form, that doesn’t mean you need to skip today… There are several modifications you can use for your Tabata, including Kipping Pull-Ups, Ring Pull Ups,  or any number of resistance bands. [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Lemon Pepper Chicken with Walnut Pesto is a MUST-TRY recipe for your kitchen this week! Its simple, flavorful and will have you looking at chicken in a whole new way! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Opportunity follows struggle. It follows effort. It follows hard work. It doesn’t come before. ~ Shelby Steele

Essential Element:  We encounter the challenge, struggle, adapt and move forward.  This is the essence of growth. [click here to read Spark Insight: The Value of Struggle]

Journal:  Without challenge, we simply don’t grow. Visualize the co-worker who challenges you to your core. Write out in your journal the way they challenge you most. Consider this: Instead of simply acting as your opponent (which is how it may feel) what if they are put in your life to serve you? To move you towards a more flexible, compassionate, stronger you? Are you letting them?  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]