Woohoo! I am past the half point in my challenge.
I went for pool therapy today. I got to do some of my physiotherapy exercises while standing in water. It was an interesting experience. Very good experience. I still had my regular physio appointment so it was a busy day.
I could not take my Gear Fit (my wristwatch) into the water. So I lost some steps there. Maybe it is water resistant. I need to check that.
I am so happy I have been able to complete 10 days.
Today was a little harder than usual. I had a nap at about 6pm. When I got up at about 7:15 pm, I did not feel like going out. Every muscle in me wanted to rest. At that time I had just a little below 4000 steps.
I am glad I got up and went for my regular walk. As soon as I got out, I was glad to be on the road.
It’s such a good time for prayers and meditation.
50 minutes later, my 10k step is done!
Day No. 9 you are down!
Thanks for the support everyone. I can feel the muscles in my legs responding to exercise and prayers.
I think I am walking better and my legs don’t get as tired.
I am also getting my strength back. I don’t as tired as I would get after few hours of activity.
Whenever we find that our religious life is making us feel that we are good – above all, that we are better than someone else – I think we may be sure that we are being acted on, not by God, but by the devil.~C.S. Lewis
This is a quote from Mere Christianity. I hope to finish the book by Friday and move on to my next book.
Here are some thoughts from my reading of Mere Christianity and meditation on scriptures.
There is really nothing a Christian can boast about. Everything we have is given to us by God! Even the will to work hard and the ability to work hard is only possible by the grace of God.
Each time we see that we are better than we used to be, we should be thankful to God for his mercies.
When we see other people at the place we used to be, we should be hopeful that they too will move on. We should be patient and supportive especially when we see them trying to move forward.
When we see those who we think are so bad, you can’t imagine how anyone can be so bad, give thanks to God for your parents or the people around you that helped you to be who you are and for God’s mercies.
I am who I am by the grace of God. That is what the Apostle Paul said and it is true of us too. (1 Corinthians 15:10)
So are you proud?
One thing I am reminded of by this challenge is that you can get more done when you don’t do it alone. I am encouraged to meet my goal of 10k steps everyday because I know that at the end of the day I have to report to you all. Thanks everyone, we are doing this together.
So here are the lessons again.
- Have a clear goal that you are trying to achieve.
- Make sure progress is easy to measure.
- Break your goal into smaller easier to achieve goals.
- Share your goals with people around you, so they keep you accountable.
- Ask God for help and do your best.