It’s the halfway point of the 90-Day Challenge and I feel like it’s a good time to remember why I began this in the first place.
My hope was to improve my physical appearance and health through weight loss – I’m on my way. My clothes are getting too big and I feel better than I have in years.
Another hope was to strengthen and challenge myself mentally – I’m learning how to code, specifically HTML and CSS. I would like to learn to make a living by designing and creating websites for people. I’m on my way here as well and have learned things that I never thought I could learn. A big thanks to my sons and my brother, who are experts at this, for their patience and help.
Lastly, I wanted to challenge my spirit to grow stronger and be more open to the things that appear along my path. I wanted to listen more, speak less, learn from others. I wanted to figure out what it was that God wanted me to do next. I am seeing guideposts all along the way and am very grateful for the changes that have happened already.
One more important lesson I’ve learned is the quote posted at the top – “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” I know this to be true.
Coasting through life is no way to live. When you pedal a bike on a flat road, you sail along nicely and easily. However, it’s when you encounter the hills and valleys along the road that you begin to build real muscle – be it of the physical, mental or spiritual variety.
So here we go into the second half and I’m pleased with what’s behind and excited for what’s to come. I hope you are as well!