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.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Healthy Living Weekly Post: Ten on the Tenth
1. "Your chances of exercise success increase when you select activities based on enjoyment, lifestyle, and personality.
2. "If you're prone to emotional eating, clear the kitchen cabinets of binge food."
3. "Your personal commitment and conviction (to healthy living) can inspire others to follow your path."
4. "God designed your body to move. Move it, and you'll move closer to health and fitness."
5. "You can live up to 40 days without food, but you'll die within six days without water." Drink water every day!
6. "The family that gets fit together, stays fit."
7. Your reward for achieving an important marker in your fitness quest "should be a treat - something you don't often do for yourself."
8. "Appropriate rewards give you the power to push on."
9. My favorite is this example of how to deal with a slip in your fitness routine or healthy eating: "If you got a speeding ticket, you wouldn't quit driving. You'd pay the fine and try to obey the speed limit next time. Well, it's the same with healthy living."
10. The book is obviously designed to read one page a day and work on that component of healthy living. It ends with a list of strategies to continue after the 21 days:
*Indulge yourself once in a while.
*A slip is not a slide.
*Maintain your reward system.
*Get spiritually anchored.
This was a good book, nothing really new here from what I've been reading lately on healthy living. It's an older book that I've had in my library for several years, so I enjoyed the review and the daily reminder to focus on healthy living.