IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 30 of the 100 Day Challenge. Start your day off with a Tabata of Classic Push Ups!  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Tired of sifting through all the store-bought, chemically altered salad dressings in the grocery store? Try mixing up a batch of our Simple Vinaigrette Dressing[Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Assumptions are the termites of relationships.  ~ Henry Winkler

Essential Element:  In the interest of happiness, health and well-being, we must choose to supplement our disconnected lifestyles.  As much as a multi-vitamin fills in the nutritional blanks in our diet-style, or the treadmill supplements a sedentary existence – true connection with others must provide the essential elements missing from life outside the village. [click here to read Spark Insight: Connection]

Journal:  How much of your presence do you give to conversations at work? How much do you assume you’ve heard all that someone needs to say and simply tune out? Evaluate yourself this week. Write out the name of day of the week in your journal. AT the end of the day, record the name of one person at work whom you genuine listened to and connected with. Recognize the life-sustaining element true connection provides…  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
The Turkish Get Up is difficult, technical and challenging. If done smartly (i.e. without any weight until you know what you’re doing), it’s also very safe. Pay particular attention to arm and leg positions AND movements – there’s more to this exercise than meets the eye at first glance. [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Cashew Crunch is such a delicious and nutritious topping for any salad.  It’s often described as a Raw Parmesan Cheese and takes only 3 minutes to make a week’s worth, including clean up! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. ~ Zig Ziglar
Essential Element: Enjoy something that you’ve been missing because you “don’t have the time”. Create the time. Do something that connects you with your bigger purpose. [click here to read Spark Insight: Morning Rituals]
Journal:  Envisioning your purpose at the beginning of each day; taking-in something inspirational and motivating; reading over your year’s goals … each of these big picture reminders can fall by the wayside as the urgent demands of the  day take over. Try doing one or all of these first thing in the morning this week. Journal how the hours that followed these intentional morning minutes went…  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]