IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 71 of the 100 Day Challenge! New exercises are not only fun, but they work muscles that don’t generally get activated with your classic push up, sit up routine! Inspire some muscle confusion with this new Tabata: Heavy Bag Knee Strike! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Bonfire Adventure Trail Mix If you’re not keeping Tupperware or Ziploc bags of this perfect snack in your car, and at your desk, you’re missing out. Raw nuts and seeds mixed with a little organic dried fruit make for a satisfying and healthy snacks. Moms, are you listening? This is the solution to having a car full of hungry kids and succumbing to convenience “die-fast” food.  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. 
~ Victor Hugo

Essential Element: Late night television, the internet, 24 hour drive-thrus, and 60-hour work weeks have created a cultural norm of nocturnal living that is unrecognizable to our ancient hard-wiring.  If you are like most people, your body expects and requires more sleep than it gets [click here to read Spark Insight: Restorative Sleep].

Journal:  In our culture’s attempt to produce more, make more, do more – we sacrifice the truly important for the urgent. We may amass great things now – but at what cost? We are only human. We can only accomplish so much! Give yourself permission to let life go on without you for a few hours. Turn off your computer, phone, ipod – and just be with your kids, your spouse, God. Prayer – actively trusting in the unseen – is a beautiful practice – freeing us from human responsibility of caring for all.  Journal… what do you recognize you are not in control of? Who/What are you trusting those things to?  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 22 of the 100 Day Challenge! L Holds are a terrific core and triceps builder! If you don’t have paralette bars, get creative! This exercise is worth it!  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Bonfire Adventure Trail Mix If you’re not keeping Tupperware or Ziploc bags of this perfect snack in your car, and at your desk, you’re missing out. Raw nuts and seeds mixed with a little organic dried fruit make for a satisfying and healthy snacks. Moms, are you listening? This is the solution to having a car full of hungry kids and succumbing to convenience “die-fast” food.  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  Its not the big things that add up in the end – it’s the hundreds of thousands of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary. ~ Darren Hardy

Essential Element: One of the most abstract, but profound and essential of elements is the need to live in alignment with our innate values. [click here to read Spark Insight: Living in Alignment]

Journal: Imagine yourself thinking on your feet like a pro, as the guy in line next to you at the post office decides to strike up conversation. He starts talking about getting home to exercise and eat dinner with his family. Then as he asks you “What are the most important things you do every day?” How do you answer? Jot down your response.    [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by admin

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Push Jerk  Don’t be fooled – this is not some “over the top” Olympic weight lifting move. This is actually very scalable – meaning you could do this with a broom handle if that’s all you felt you could handle. The benefit to the shoulders, upper back, and postural muscles qualifies it as a ‘must do’ exercise for everybody.  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Bonfire Adventure Trail Mix If you’re not keeping Tupperware or Ziploc bags of this perfect snack in your car, and at your desk, you’re missing out. Raw nuts and seeds mixed with a little organic dried fruit make for a satisfying and healthy snacks. Moms, are you listening? This is the solution to having a car full of hungry kids and succumbing to convenience “die-fast” food.  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. 
If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. 
No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved. ~ Matthew 9:17
Essential Element: The old adage “If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll keep getting what you’ve been getting” has long been proven to be true.  [click to read 'Creating Change']
Journal: Life can be renewed through some of the simplest of changes. Take time today to consider the life you’ve been living. What are you repeatedly doing yet expecting a different outcome? Write down what comes to mind first. What are you going to do to change that behavior?    [Click here for additional Journal exercises]