Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Healthy Living Weekly Post (Better Late Than Never)

 As promised in last week's post, here are a few tips from  21 Days to Better Fitness by Maggie Greenwood-Robinson, the book I'm currently reading as part of my initiative to continually remind and inform myself about healthy lifestyle topics.

Two simple nutrition guidelines:
1. Go For the Pure, Not the Processed
2. Stick to the Lean, Not to the Lard

"If you could bottle the benefits of exercise - which boosts your energy, makes you lose weight, bolsters your immune system, lifts depression, protects you from heart attacks, and even stretches your active years - it would be the most prescribed medication in the world."

"Exercise trains not only the body but also the mind."

"Inner conversations can have a powerful impact on motivation and well-being."

"Reading articles and books on nutrition and exercise is an excellent inducement because it increases your knowledge of fitness and helps you maintain motivation." Now, haven't I been saying that same thing all along! :>)

I'll be finishing up the book this week and will share more nuggets of wisdom from it in next week's post. Hope y'all are having a great weekend!

4 comments:

Sian said...

"Stick to the lean not to the lard" - now that I like! Easy to remember.

Karen said...

Definitely good advice. My favorite is the one about inner conversation which can impact all kinds of positive or negative behavior!

Trish said...

Your Healthy Living Weekly posts are great - brillant idea.

Rebekah said...

Love the quotes! Exercise is definitely a life-saver for me. On the days when I just don't get a chance (which isn't very often b/c I know how I'm going to feel w/out it...), I feel so icky. Love reading books on good health too. Read a book about caring for our brains and it freshly inspired me to eat for my brain health!