IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
This Greens and Bacon breakfast, made with kale, spinach, chard, and broccoli can easily be varied depending on what you have on hand, and is extraordinarily high in phytonutrients, antioxidants and other micronutrients essential for health.  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Your quads and gluts will get more focused attention with a single leg squat! Try these Pistols and you’ll see what we mean… [Click here for additional Workouts]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Do not shorten the morning by getting up late; look upon it as the quintessence of life, as to a certain extent sacred. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

 

Essential Element: Utilize the 21 Day Rule to click back the alarm clock for an earlier morning wake-up. Set your alarm for a 15 minute earlier wake-up for 21 days in a row. [click here to read Spark Insight: Morning Rituals]

 Journal:  Waking early is not the easiest of disciplines – especially for the natural night owl. Yet the benefits are numerous – and can only be discovered by one willing to rise early enough to meet them. If you are a natural morning person – list three things you relish about the morning. If you are not, write down three things you’ve been told that mornings offer – then choose one to test these truths this week.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by admin
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Start your day off right with a balanced plate! Dr. Paul reminds us of the importance (and ease) of including healthy fats, complete protein, and greens with his Poached Eggs and Avocado with Green Smoothie breakfast.   [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Take on a Pistol challenge today at the end of your workout! These one legged squats are a terrific way to target and strengthen specific lower body muscles. [Click here for additional Workouts]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. ~ Ruth Ann Schabacker
Essential Element:  We should be careful not to take for granted others – or miss the opportunity to recognize them for who they are to us. [click here to read 'The Art of Gratitude']
Journal: Who has supported you lately? A co-worker? Friend? The front desk assistant at the gym who’s cheerful in every interaction? Who has offered their ear, their resources, their aid? Write a note to someone you’ve received from lately – but have yet to recognize for their gift.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Pistols

by admin

  • Balance on one leg and stick the other leg straight out
  • Lower yourself slowly into a one-legged squat, making sure to keep your chest proud
  • Slowly stand back up, keeping your leg straight out
(Use a chair for balance like in the video above until you can do it without assistance)