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:

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

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

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

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  4. wonderful tips! great topic for your 10 things.

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

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

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  7. An ispired and inspiring list.

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  8. 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).

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. I love your list, definitely advice worth listening to!

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  12. 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!

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  13. 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!

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

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  15. thanks you for sharing all those helpful tips Melissa xxx

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  16. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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