IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 63 of the 100 Day Challenge! Tabata with Static Hang Holds today! A great way to build up strength (and patience)!  Feel free to take Dr. Franson’s lead and “hang” with your partner or a friend! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
You deserve a treat this weekend! But don’t head to the candy aisle just yet. Be smart about your sweets! Our Cashew Coconut Pudding is the perfect way to indulge! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Everyone has his own specific mission in life. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity. ~ Viktor Frankl

Essential Element: Your life is a mosaic of the choices that you make, the experiences that you have, and the attitudes or patterns of thinking that you develop over time [click here to read Spark Insight: Integration].

Journal: Where do your friends recognize your uniqueness? Where do they steadily note your shine? Do YOU recognize your strength in that area? Write out two or three statements  about the unique traits you know you’ve been given. Next to each of them – write down how you are actively putting them to use right now – serving people, influencing your tribe, shaping culture. If there’s nothing next to a trait – why not ??   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 32 of the 100 Day Challenge. Bear Crawls. This full body work out is way more fun when you add the “ROARS”! Enjoy your Tabata today!  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Almond Lemon Macaroons. A tasty, 5 minute treat the whole family will love! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  ~ Marcel Proust

Essential Element: In our unnatural, modern and mechanized lives we have become dangerously independent. We must seek opportunities to fulfill our innate need  for connection. [click here to read Spark Insight: Connection]

Journal:  Many of us would not be the people we are today without some significant others in our lives – and not just our spouses. Teachers, mentors, siblings, friends – influences that have directly shaped our lives. Complete this statement in your journal: I would not be as  __________ (fill in the blank with a trait you’ve acquired over time – * i.e. motivated, patient, caring, focused, fit) ….if it weren’t for _________ (fill in the blank with the name of the person who has helped shape this in you).  What a gift to have even one of these ‘charming gardners’ to thank! [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 27 of the 100 Day Challenge! How did you do with your Jumping Pull Ups yesterday?! Ready to take it to the next level? Today’s Tabata is the Dead Hang Pull Up. Give ‘er a try! Of course modify if necessary, but this is a great goal to work up to! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Finish your day with a guilt free, paleo approved treat! Our Bonfire Chocolate Mousse is made of several nutritious and surprising ingredients! Enjoy! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Don’t think you’re on the right road just because it’s a well-beaten path.  ~ Author Unknown

Essential Element: People perform best when given clear standards.  Standards provide clarity, accountability and the opportunity for feedback.  [click here to read Spark Insight: Living in Alignment]

Journal:  What kind of standards did your family keep during your upbringing?  Standards around family events? Birthdays? Curfews? Are these the kinds of standards you are continuing to keep with your family or not? Jot down in your journal the standards you hold, or help to uphold, in your immediate family today.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 15 of the 100 Day Challenge! Knees to Elbows!  Don’t worry if you can’t get your knees all the way up to your elbows – keep trying, the core work is fantastic as well as keeping your shoulders strong and healthy through the extended range-of-motion. [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Don’t let your health suffer this summer with all the ice cream trucks and barbecues! Bring prepared with a Bonfire approved treat: Baked Berry Delight[Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Our future will be determined in large part by our dreams and by the struggle to make them real. ~ Swami Sivananda

Essential Element: Choosing to practice a new behavior pattern is like cutting a new path in the woods.  You have to pass over the same terrain several times before it gets easier.  But this struggle is sure to leave you stronger…and enjoying a better life. [click here to read Spark Insight: The Value of Struggle]

Journal: Who of your closest friends needs your belief in them right now? Trying their best but struggling to see past tomorrow? Write in your journal whom it is you know is struggling to see any fruit of their labor. How can you come along side and strengthen them this week?  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Focus on your all-important core today! These Static Leg Holds are a great challenge! Try and keep those legs up longer than ever before! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Yum! A balanced treat to help you through the rest of the week! Our Sweet Walnut Balls are as simple as they are delicious! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:

Essential Element: The essential elements collect, combine, and interact to shape your life.  The parts are inseparable.  You cannot unmake a cake.  The elements that make up a cake combine to create something that is no longer simply the sum of its parts. [click here to read Spark Insight: Integration]

Journal: Daily diligence is the secret true success. List one habit in Fuel, Air and Spark that you are practicing on a regular basis. Why do you do this? What habit would you like to make a regular part everyday life in the future? [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
The Front Squat is an important exercise to master. Be sure to maintain a tall chest and keep those elbows pointed upwards throughout the entire movement.  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
This guilt free Cashew Coconut Pudding is the perfect treat for your busy day! Simply put these quality ingredients into your blender (or food processor) and keep chilled until you’re ready to enjoy!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: The will to conquer is the first condition of victory. ~ Marshal Ferdinand Foch
Essential Element:  The essential elements  in Fuel, Air and Spark collect, combine, and interact to shape your life. [click here to read Spark Insight: Integration]
Journal:  What’s the greatest battle you have faced over the last 3 months? Briefly write out the nature of that battle– then write the words Fuel, Air and Spark along side it. Where have you been with each of these three domain during the process of that challenge? Have healthy practices in each domain aided you? Are their healthy practices you wish you’d had in place?   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Not feeling this Spring weather? Don’t worry, Fall’s just around the corner and that’s all the excuse you need to whip up Dr. Paul’s Pumpkin Pie!   [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Sott’s Press is another one of those pesky, challenging movements, but so worth the effort! If you can master this, your spine and your posture will REJOICE! This will help undo all that time you spend sitting at the computer. [Click here for additional Workouts]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world – making the most of one’s best. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick
Essential Element: The world often places demands on our resources with seemingly no regard for our values.  This pull between worldly demands and our inner voice can create a tension that is overwhelming if we don’t recognize it.  Being mindful of this dynamic is the first step towards Mindset Mastery. [click here to read Spark Insight: 'Balance']
Journal: In order to live our best lives, we must know what we want them to look like. Today, write out what your ideal day would look like. Write out its events, the the people it involves, the places you go. Take the last few minutes and envision the person you want to be as you experience, respond to, and embrace this sensational day.    [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by admin

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Have you been working toward your pull up this month? Great goal! And a great exercise on your way to strict pull ups is the Kipping Pull Up. Start adding this upper body challenge to your workout and see how quickly your strength increases! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Bonfire Chocolate Mousse will trick your taste buds into thinking this dish is unhealthy…but don’t be fooled! This amazing treat is made from high quality, beneficial fat! Even your kids will think they’re getting away with something too delicious to be true!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  Sometimes, you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be. ~ Anonymous
Essential Element:  When our behaviors are congruent with our values, we feel satisfied, confident, and at ease. When our actions are at odds with this internal guidance system, we sense disconnect, anxiety, and restlessness. [click here to read 'Living in Alignment']
Journal: If we asked you to choose three qualities you’d like to instantly acquire, what would you say? Acceptance? Consistency? Effectiveness? Focus? Spirit? Take some time to think about it – then jot down the three you crave most.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by admin
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Prep for those sneaky hunger cravings this week and bake a loaf of Dr. Paul’s Paleo Yambanana Bread. This amazing Paleo treat will satisfy your cravings and provide your body a generous serving of nutrients!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Harness your inner child today and have some fun with Frog Jumps! Not only fun, but a great way to warm up for your workout. Feel free to scale up with a weighted vest. [Click here for additional Workouts]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Essential Element: With qualities as abstract as “innate values,” role models are the best standard. When we can identify a particular person who clearly embodies a given trait, we can better relate to that quality. [click here to read 'Living in Alignment']
Journal: Write down three well-known figures – historic or current – whom you most admire. Next to each of their names, write one statement describing what you admire about their remarkable life.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]