IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 58 of the 100 Day Challenge! Single Arm Kettlebell Swings. As fantastic as full body work outs are… sometimes its helpful to isolate different muscle groups. In this case, single arm swings will give you the chance to focus on your non-dominate side! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Rocky Mountain Salad. When team member, MJ, lived in Colorado, she concocted this deliciously balanced, energy/nutrient filled lunch! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to reach my destination. ~ Jimmy Dean

Essential Element: Your life is a mosaic of the choices that you make, the experiences that you have, and the attitudes or patterns of thinking that you develop over time [click here to read Spark Insight: Integration].

Journal: What seemingly impossible situation are you in right now?  One you are clueless about how to change? Remember the only thing you can change is YOU. Take a minute today to reflect on the scenario you are in. Who is in it with you? What would the ideal outcome look like?  List these three things in your journal: 1. The mantra you will take on this week around that situation; 2. The person you’ll consult regarding the situation and 3. What you will do to positively move the situation one step forward. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 43 of the 100 Day Challenge! Don’t let the heat deter your movement for today! With Tabata Back Squats on the docket, you’ll be done with your challenge and in the pool (or ocean!) cooling off before you know it! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Heading to the beach on this glorious summer day? Don’t rely on greasy vendor food! Plan ahead and pack a few Ants on a Log in your cooler!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  The shorter way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time. ~ Mozart

Essential Element: We are all programmed with a set of Innate Values.  These values promote characteristics that conveyed some level of reproductive or survival advantage over the millennia.  They are hard-wired into your genome.  Adherence to the behaviors that are congruent with these values produces emotions and feelings of happiness and fulfillment [click here to read Spark Insight: Balance].

Journal: The human brain is designed to focus on one thing at a time; to be wholehearted and single-minded. We are most fulfilled (and most effective) when we go with nature, rather than multi-tasking against it. Think through your typical work day. Jot down in your journal your typical times of greatest productivity/effectiveness. Note whether these are times of concentrated energy or scatter-brained focus.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Bonfire Adventure Trail Mix

by admin

This is one of the most nutritious snack foods you can make; keep some in Ziploc baggies or Tupperware in your car, at your desk, in your backpack or briefcase - never be without some raw nuts (no roasted or salted nuts allowed – raw is what provides quality nutrition and no gas!).

RAW NUTS (use some or all of these – your choice):
raw walnuts
raw almonds
raw hazelnuts (filberts)
raw sunflower seeds
raw pumpkin seeds (‘pepitas’)
raw pinenuts (‘pignolias’)
raw macademia nuts (expensive)

*EXTRAS
raw cacao nibs
unsulphured raisins
dried Goji berries
dried figs, chopped

* Don’t go overboard on these EXTRAS – think of them as ‘spices’ for your mix, not a source of indulgence.When buying dried fruit, look for ones labeled ‘unsulphured’, as sulfites are chemical preservatives.

Mix whatever combination of nuts and ‘extras’ that suit your taste – each batch you make will have its own personality.