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

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.)

21 Days to Better Fitness1. "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:
*Stay active.
*Indulge yourself once in a while.
*A slip is not a slide.
*Maintain your reward system.
*Expect success.
*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.

If you'd like to see more Ten Things on the Tenth of the Month posts, click here to visit Shimelle's blog (and find out how you can join in).

24 comments:

Ginger said...

Hi Melissa! I LOVE #9!! It is so true isn't it? Great list of healthy wisdom...

Rebekah said...

What an inspiring list of 10 things. TFS with us! I must say #9 is a great one too!

photosglitterglue said...

I love #4 and need to apply it a little (lot) more! Great post!

Connie said...

you are right on!!

JennL said...

wonderful tips! great topic for your 10 things.

scrappyjacky said...

Some great tips there.

WendyB said...

Great list, I think it's no.7 I'd enjoy most lol

JO SOWERBY said...

if only it were all so simple, my mind goes into overdrive and makes me feel hungry all the time,
jo xxx

Ruth said...

An ispired and inspiring list.

Cheri said...

great tips. And always good to be reminded that a slip is not a slide (although I may have done a bit of sliding recently).

Karen said...

Great tips; for those of us who've been struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle for years now, there's not a lot new here, but the reminders are concise and always helpful.

Beverly said...

hey Melissa, I LOVE what you chose for your list! I am putting these all in my journal. I did Lysa Terkeurst's Made to Crave bible study this spring, you might enjoy it.

Tracy said...

I love your list, definitely advice worth listening to!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Great list of wonderful reminders. I have a sneaking suspicion we all know what to do, it's the actual doing it that is so tricky!

scrappysue said...

Great list Melissa, I really feel that I can't go on avoiding exercise at all costs any more. So just about any reminders or motivation are very welcome!

Photographing Mom said...

So need to remember #9. Thank you for sharing your list!

furrypig said...

thanks you for sharing all those helpful tips Melissa xxx

The Constant Scrapper said...

Thanks for motivating us with these tips, Melissa. Good habits like these do take constant dedication as well as the willingness to go easy on ourselves when we slip a little. Great "10 Things" list!

Cheryl M said...

Hi Melissa! What a wonderful post.
I definitely need to remember #9!

Sherry C said...

Great tips! I should print this and post it on my fridge! TFS!

Linda said...

Great words of wisdom there melissa! I particularly love no 9 as I have fallen off the wagon a bit lately on healthy eating.

Margie S (xnomads) said...

Great list and great reminders!

Rachel Holaday said...

Excellent reminders...thanks for an 'edifying' 10 things! ;)

alexa said...

Great quotes! I like - A slip is not a slide ...".