IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 48 of the 100 Day Challenge! An oldie, but a goodie: Tabata Jumping Jacks! Get your heart pumping this morning… and/or this afternoon… and/or this evening (!) with a classic aerobic exercise. [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Baked Salmon Mediterranean. Enjoy this lovely, light, summer dish and finish out your day nutritionally strong! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing. ~ Leo Babauta

Essential Element: Do not over-commit or over-schedule yourself.  Do not over-spend and force yourself into a situation that requires you to work to earn a living at the expense of making a life [click here to read Spark Insight: Balance].

Journal: On a scale of 1 – 10, rate yourself on ‘presence’  in the Vocational, Familial, Spiritual and Social categories. How present are you with your work? How about with your family? In your own quiet/prayer time? With your friends? Record your rating in your journal, then choose one of these categories and give yourself a goal for moving up a few notches this week.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Boost your Omega intake tonight and try one of our many Salmon recipes! Here are a few of our favorites: Baked Salmon Mediterranean and Dr. Bruce’s Teriyaki Fish[Click here for additional Recipes]

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
The beauty of the Deadlift is that it’s not just for bodybuilders. It is for lifting your groceries, your kids, bags of mulch, morning furniture…you name it. Its for life. [Click here for additional Workouts]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:

Essential Element: Wellness is experienced, not achieved.  Every choice, every day. [Click here to read Spark Insight: Coping Mechanisms]

Journal: What one thing do you do every day? Not brushing your teeth or walking the dog – one thing that makes your life unique? Write down what it is – why you do it – and what’s come into your life because of it. This life you’ve got is only yours – live it magnificently.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises] Spark Photo Credit: http://yellowbrickblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Words

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
You’ll find the L Press is simply a variation of a basic dumbbell press, however your core will notice an intense difference! Sit yourself down and give it a try! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
If you’re lucky enough to live by the ocean, you know  that nothing beats the taste of fresh fish! Try adding a new twist to your seafood tonight with Bonfire’s Baked Salmon Mediterranean.  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Just because something can be done doesn’t necessarily mean it should. ~ Chris Brady
Essential Element: When you invest your Limited Resources of time, energy, focus and money in alignment with your Innate Values you experience a sense of balance and peace of mind.   Conversely, if you spend or squander these resources in a way that defies your deepest values, you will inevitably experience uneasiness, worry and imbalance. [click here to read Spark Insight: 'Balance']
Journal:  Consider what it would look like to voluntarily set aside or step away from something you consider a necessity. Maybe it’s your Iphone. Maybe your evening sitcom or news show. Maybe it’s waking up and hitting email first thing. Write down one thing you will choose to take a break from this week – then watch the wonder of creating space.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Baked Salmon Mediterranean

by admin

 

If you don’t have or don’t like salmon, you can use cod, haddock, halibut – pretty much any fish of your choosing can be substituted in this recipe.

Don’t be intimidated by the list of ingredients – they can all can be purchased at Trader Joe’s.

1 4-6oz wild caught salmon filet or steak per person (no farm raised – they’re fed wrong and the water is polluted; then they often add coloring- yuck!)
1 cup Greek kalamata olives
1 small jar of artichoke hearts (in water)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 medium leek, chopped
3 large cloves garlic, chopped fine
2-3 roma tomatoes, chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon
zest of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine (optional)

  • Preheat ove to 350
  • Heat olive oil in large skillet that has a cover
  • Add onion, bell pepper, garlic and leek; cook for 4-6 min
  • Add remaining ingredients, except olives and fish; cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Pour into 9×9 or 9×14 baking dish
  • Add fish and olives
  • Cover with foil and cook 12-18 minutes, depending on thickness of fish (because fish is being put into a sauce that’s already hot, it will cook quicker than putting it straight into the oven)

Baked Salmon Mediterranean

by admin

Any fish of your choosing can be substituted in this recipe.

1 4-6 oz. wild caught* salmon filet/steak per person
1 small jar of artichoke hearts (in water)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 medium leek, chopped
3 large cloves garlic, chopped finely
2-3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Zest of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Heat olive oil in large skillet that has a cover.
  • Add onion, bell pepper, garlic and leek; cook for 4-6 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except olives and fish; cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour into 9×9 or 9×14 baking dish.
  • Add fish and olives. Cover with foil and cook 12-16 minutes, depending on thickness of fish (because fish is being put into a sauce that’s already hot, it will cook more quickly than putting it straight into the oven).

* No farm-raised  fish – they’re fed wrong, the water is polluted, and many farm-raised fish now even have coloring – yuck!