AIR ~ Movement of the Day: Day 97 of the 100 Day Challenge! Barbell Farmer’s Carry. Weight up your barbells and walk across the yard (or gym)! Sounds easy… but you’ll be feeling this one by the end of your Tabata! Finish strong gang… 3 more days of the Challenge! [Click here for additional Workouts]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of purpose which I did not know. ~ Joannna Field
Essential Element: Our lives can be reduced to a series of choices and the results of those choices. 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 & Control].
Journal: Discovery of our life’s purpose is a process – one that we must be open and alert to in order to receive. Observing the very fabric of our days – the conversations we engage in, the connections we make, the ideas we see propagated- and taking note of what ignites a spark in our hearts and minds – is worth every minute of observation. Let yourself slow long enough today, at some point during your day, to actively observe and take in the life around you. Be present … and see what your heart comes up with … [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
Journal: What principles does your family stand on? What truths are understood without question? Where did those statutes come from? Consider celebrating your family this week. Where have they stood firm in upholding a family value? Where has one of them stayed steady in their pursuit of a dream? Celebration is key component to consistency. Jot down in your journal a few ideas on how you might celebrate a member of your family this week – not for an accomplishment – but for a consistency. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
FUEL ~ Dish of the Day: As good as leftover chili is cold and straight from the fridge, there’s another way to put that delicious dish to use! Our Chili Omelet puts a new twist on your traditional egg breakfast.[Click here for additional Recipes]
AIR ~ Movement of the Day: Movement of the day? Vitamin F! Put some FUN and inspiration back into your exercise routine! Instead of heading to the gym, go dancing! Take a few laps around the mall! Or even cartwheels around the yard! Make sure you switch things up, so your motivation to exercise doesn’t dwindle. [Click here for additional Workouts]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and education – but what he will do with the things he has. ~ Frank Hamilton Essential Element: Regardless of orientation, most everyone agrees that we live by an internal compass that guides our behavior with feelings of good and bad, knowledge of right and wrong. [click here to read 'Living in Alignment'] Journal: If you had $10,000 to donate to three causes of your choice, what would they be? Organizations, charities, radio stations, publications, churches? List your top three. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
This is nutritious and delicious – as should be all of your meals! If you’ve been intimidated about making omelets, watch this video – Dr. Paul makes it looks easy. Don’t forget to make your Green Smoothie to go with it.
2-3 organic eggs per omelet (3 egg omelet can be shared by mom and child; 2 eggs for a hungry adult)
1/3 – 1/2 lb uncured bacon, cut into small pieces
1 cup chopped broccoli (even just stumps as the video shows)
1 medium to large shallot, chopped
Handful of spinach leaves
3 tablespoons organic butter or coconut oil Optional: 1/4 cup raw cheddar cheese, shredded
Cook bacon over low-medium heat until done to your liking; set aside on paper napkins/towels
In separate small fry pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter or coconut oil
Add chopped broccoli stumps, cook for 3-4 minutes
Add chopped shallots, cook for 3-4 minutes
Set pan aside
Melt 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil in medium saute pan
Beat eggs and add to foaming butter
Wait 1 minute and using spatula, lift edge of cooking egg while tilting pan to allow uncooked liquid egg to run under lifted edge – see video demo.
Once all uncooked egg is gone, add 1/2 of cooked broccoli and shallots to one side of cooked egg