“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
We each face obstacles, sometimes they are mental limitations, other times they are physical, and sometimes they are both. Nevertheless, we all can persevere and overcome. When I first was told by my doctors that I had to face the fact that I was going to have to use a wheelchair for the rest of my life I was devastated. I cried, got angry, and slowly began to fight back. That was 4 ½ yrs. ago. So, entering an Ultimate Thriver Competition was never in my thought process, but on January 1, 2022, I decided to go for it and joined the Ultimate Thriver Competition Season 3.
Afterall, I have nothing to lose but everything to gain. This competition has the possibility of monetary gain at then end for the top four competitors in two age groups, 34 and under and my age group the 35 and older. But regardless of where I place this is about transforming my mind and body. It is about pushing myself and overcoming my limitations while leaning on my creator for strength and guidance. With God by my side there is nothing that I cannot overcome and conquer.
Each day we open our eyes is another day to rely on God, reframe our thoughts, focus, and push ourselves to new heights. Yes, there will be days that we feel like we are not making progress and even feel like we are moving backward. But tomorrow is another day and with that we are renewed. We are resilient because God created us to be, but “to be resilient you have to be strong in the Lord.” Psalm 31:23-24
Please check out the reel below. This is only the beginning.