Shimelle has decided to organize a fun blogging activity on the 10th of each month - Ten Things on the Tenth of the Month. Since the tenth falls on Friday this month (the day I set aside for my Healthy Living Weekly Post), I'll be sharing ten nuggets of wisdom from Maggie Greenwood-Robinson's 21 Days to Better Fitness. (See last week's post for additional tips from this book.)
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.