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.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

FIT 2016

I wasn't really sure if I wanted to join in when I first read Cheri's email inviting me to join her for Cathy Zielske's FIT 2016 workshop. Some of you may remember that several years ago I participated in Cathy's Move More, Eat Well workshop at BPC and didn't find it extremely helpful. However, after checking out the course page and reading Cathy's goal  "to support and inspire you on your path to better overall health and fitness," I decided to jump in and give it a try. I'm excited that Cheri and Karen and Alexa and Alison are also in the class. Plus, this class is perfect to help me with my focus goals of MOVE and LEARN this year.

The class has lots of digital and printable materials for creating a mini-album of our FIT journey this year, however I'm simply planning to create one page each month that I'll put into my calendar/planner. I modified one of Cathy's templates and resized some of the cards to create the front side of my page. (Like Cheri, I wasn't sure about putting the numbers out there, but they are what they are and I'm thinking this will be an additional motivation to stay on track this year.) I included a photo of me heading out for a walk with Robbie on New Year's Day.

I'm planning to write in my MOVE focus(es) for the month, which I shared in a previous post. The backside of my page is simply a journaling page where I'm planning to journal my thoughts on Cathy's monthly video and the questions she asks (What do you want? and What is your plan? for this month) and/or other things I want to record about  my journey this year.

I also have another of those Daily Goal Trackers that I'm using to track the number of minutes I exercise each day. Here's what it looks like so far!


I know I can make the necessary changes to lose weight and get healthier this year, and I'm excited to be off to a great start and to have some friends along for the journey. Anyone else joining us in FIT this year?

10 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Will be cheering you girls on!
And working on my own health, fitness and eating.
Rinda

Jane said...

I'm back on the fitness path, trying to keep motivated and lose the weight, will be cheering you on x

Sian said...

I'll be cheering you all on! Go for it!

Cheri said...

So excited to be doing this together. I feel like having a support group might make a huge difference in how I approach it this year!

Susanne said...

Add me to cheering squad - maybe I can burn a few calories from the sideline too.

Sandra said...

I'll be cheering you along too. Do you read Jo's blog? She's on s journey of fitness too and she's so inspiring http://buckinghamspalace.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

alexa said...

So glad you joined us! We've all got individual paths and needs, but I am sure that the support of blog friends is going to make this supportive for us all :).

Juliann in WA said...

I am doing the FIT class too. I have enjoyed reading your blog this weekend. Love your attitude! Have a great week

Beverly said...

I'm on a journey to better health as well. I have been since July and I find it challenging, frustrating and depressing at times but know it'll be worth whatever year I reach my goals. Funny,reaching my activity minutes per day is never an issue. I usually have 60-95 but the food aspect is really hard for me. Good luck, Melissa!

Missus Wookie said...

I thought about the FIT class but decided I had enough on already. So I'll join in with the cheering you all on :)