IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 4 of the 100 Day ChallengeKettlebell Swings! Grab a bell and remember… power for these comes from the hips!  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
If you’re not keeping Next time you fire up the grill, forget about those hamburgers and hotdogs, and reach for the artichokes! Artichokes in general can seem intimidating and full of hassle to prep, but they’re simple! And well worth investigating!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:

Essential Element: Once we recognize that the paradigm that has dictated every thought, response, choice, and behavior pattern in our lives is learned, we can also recognize that it can be re-learned. [click here to read Spark Insight: Influence and Control]

Journal:  What is seeming impossible to you right now? What do you genuinely want to accomplish but just can’t visualize yourself actually making happen?  Write out your answer in your journal. Below it – copy the quote above – and start the process of believing you CAN.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by admin
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Take a second look at kale this week! Alexis shows us how delicious this leafy green can be! This Massaged Kale Salad is FULL of amazing nutrients, and once you’ve tasted it with the avocado “dressing,” you’ll have no more excuses to pass this vegetable by in the produce aisle.  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Warm up today with classic Kettlebell Swings. It’s tempting to see this as an arm exercise, but make sure to pay attention to your lower body during swings and find your power from your hip thrust!  [Click here for additional Workouts]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Gratitude turns what we have into enough. ~ Anonymous
Essential Element: In any given situation you have the ability to choose your attitude. [click here to read 'The Art of Gratitude']
Journal:  Today – instead of focusing on what you don’t have, choose to recognize and vocalize what you do have. What three gifts in your home does your family appreciate most? Over the dinner table tonight, ask each other. After dinner, give yourself a minute to write them down.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

 

One Arm Kettlebell Swings

by admin

  • Start with the kettlebell on the ground, centered between your feet.
  • With both hands, deadlift the kettlebell up to a full standing position
  • Switch to grasp the kettlebell with one hand.
  • Assume a deadlift stance with your weight in your heels, butt back and chest open.
  • Swing the kettlebell back between your legs slightly.
  • Begin to bring swing the kettlebell forward, and explosively extend your knees and hips, simultaneously.
  • Let the momentum from your hips swing the kettlebell to approximately eye level.
  • Let gravity pull the kettlebell back down to swing back between your legs and repeat.

Kettlebell Swing Alternating One Hand

by admin

  • Start with the kettlebell on the ground, centered between your feet.
  • With both hands, deadlift the kettlebell up to a full standing position
  • Switch to grasp the kettlebell with one hand.
  • Assume a deadlift stance with your weight in your heels, , butt back and chest open.
  • Swing the kettlebell back between your legs slightly.
  • Begin to bring swing the kettlebell forward, and explosively extend your knees and hips, simultaneously.
  • Let the momentum from your hips swing the kettlebell to approximately eye level.
  • Let gravity pull the kettlebell back down to swing back between your legs and repeat.
  • Alternate hands as appropriate. You can switch in mid air as shown in the video, or you can lower the kettlebell to the ground and begin again with the other arm.