IGNITE YOUR DAY – Tuesday

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Dish of the Day:
Lemon Pepper Chicken with Walnut Pesto This recipe has so many great flavors – lemon, basil, walnuts – super yummy. (Click here for additional recipes)

 

Movement of the Day:
Ring Pull Ups A general statement can be made that as a culture, we overuse our “internal shoulder rotator muscles.” This is a great exercise to bring muscular balance to the external rotators and back muscles of our very dynamic shoulders and upper backs. For a complete workout that includes Ring Pull Ups, add Box Jumps (or Box Steps) and Mountain Climbers – 10-15 reps for each exercise, four to five rounds without stopping.  (Click here for additional workouts)

Journal of the Day:
Quote of the Day: “Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.” ~ Mark Twain
Essential Element: 
Admitting you’re wrong, even if only to yourself, is very healthy; apologizing to a ‘wronged’ person, even more so. The “Daily Do Over” is a way to cleanse yourself of shame or guilt, as well as to avoid future miscues. [click to view Spark Insight -  Coping Mechanisms]
Journal: At the end of the day, sit down and write out your “daily do overs” – what would you have said or done differently, given the chance?  (Click here for additional Journal exercises)

Ring Pull Ups

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You can easily control the difficulty of this by where you place your feet – the farther out from under you, the more difficult.

  • Keep your body rigid like a plank
  • Pull your torso all the way forward with control
  • When all the way forward, focus on bringing your shoulder blades together on your back – that’s what “undoes” all the forward posture we all have as our normal pattern.
  • With that same control and “plank body”, release back to full arm extension
  • Repeat