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.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
January Healthy Living Update
The first two weeks of the month, I rode the stationary bike regularly. I was not as consistent the last two weeks of the month because I was spending quite a bit of time on the laundry room remodel - of course, moving everything out of that room, helping to lay ceramic tile, painting walls & trim, etc, certainly required lots of physical exertion on my part and can be counted as a form of exercise, right?
We focused on healthy eating throughout the month, doing a fairly good job of eating balanced meals about half the time. I've also been paying attention to portion sizes and cutting down on the amount of sweets I consume. I have chosen not to keep cold Coca-Colas in the house, rather I drive to the store for a nice cold can when I want one. This has definitely helped decrease the number of empty calories I'm drinking each day, although there's still much more room for improvement in that area.
If you set healthy living goals for yourself in 2012, how did you do this first month of the year?