IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 40 of the 100 Day Challenge! Grab a kettlebell and add some weight to your classic Squat! Goblet Squat Tabatas will be a new favorite! And as with many of our Tabatas, they’re a fantastic way to fit movement into the busiest of schedules!  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
A new take on tuna, our Portabello Tuna Burgers have a delicious combination of flavors, and you can enjoy this tasty sandwich without any glutinous bread! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
 ~ Maya Angelou

Essential Element: We are social beings who crave and depend on emotional “strokes” to develop into whole and complete people.  These strokes come in many shapes, but can be easily identified when they come in the form of gestures, attention, physical contact, kind words or actions.  These are all as much part of our “required nutrients” for optimal health as Vitamin C, amino acids and oxygen [click here to read Spark Insight: Unconditional Love].

Journal: We as people need to understand that we are valued – everyday of every month of every year of life! Yet so often we go without giving, or receiving, any proof of such things. Think of every human being you know as an individual love bucket, being filled up and drained by the people and events of life. Now, jot down the names of 5 people whose loves buckets you will make a significant donation to this week.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Jumping Jacks might seem too simple for you nowadays, but don’t underrate this time honored full body exercise! Warm up with some jacks today and get that blood pumping!  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Here’s a twist to your basic grilled mushroom caps! Add a protein packed serving of tuna to the mix and your Portobello Tuna Burgers are a nutritious, balanced meal.

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  A man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied; he must know how to disengage what is essential from the detail in which it is enwrapped… he must be able to simplify. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
Essential Element: A major contributor to our nations health crisis is the general lack of rest and repair.  As a society we have bought into the idea that rest and rejuvenation is a luxury, not a requirement. We must take back our rest.  [click here to read Spark Insight: Rest and Repair]
Journal: You know that wreck of a desk you sit at? Those piles of papers that haunt you? The car that just keeps collecting things? Simplify it. Relinquish it’s hold over you by tackling it. Make a date – get rid of what you don’t need – and then take a rest.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]