About The 5-Year Challenge

I have challenged myself to achieve significant goals by October 2021 in these 4 areas:

  1. Hair
  2. Body/Fitness
  3. Spirit/Soul
  4. Career

Hair Challenge

What Success at the 5-year Hair Challenge Is

  • My hair is strong.
  • My hair’s ends are healthy.
  • My hair is full mid-back length (MBL) or beyond when stretched.

Progress at the Hair Challenge Is

  1. Preventing tangling and knots as much as possible
  2. Protective styling at night
  3. Preventing breakage: doing protein treatments on a wise schedule, keeping the hair hydrated and moisturized, etc.
  4. Keeping my ends healthy, protected, and moisturized

Body/Fitness Challenge

What Success at the 5-year Body/Fitness Challenge Is

  • My weight is between 115 and 125 pounds.
  • My stomach is flat and toned.
  • I have cardiovascular fitness.
  • I am exercising as a matter of course.
  • My legs and arms are toned.
  • I have a good level of flexibility.

Progress at the Fitness Challenge Is

  1. Eating approved foods on schedule
  2. Exercising according to schedule, 6 days a week
  3. Increasing my flexibility
  4. Losing 1-3 pounds/week until 115-125 pounds is reached
  5. Prepping food and snacks at night and packing them

Spirit/Soul Challenge

What Success at the 5-Year Spirit/Soul Challenge Is

  • I love and accept myself just the way I am.
  • I know that God loves me just the way I am.
  • I am living out the full Serenity Prayer (please below).
  • With intentionality, each day I purposely set myself up to succeed and to enjoy God’s blessing of life.
  • I am doing complaint-free living.
  • I live with a high Hope Quotient.
  • I am comfortable and at peace with imperfect progress, as often that’s the only kind of progress that occurs! 🙂
  • Maintaining healthy boundaries, I accept and love others, love being defined as “seeking a person’s well-being.”
  1. Wisely trusting
  2. Maintaining a good, healthy, wise, joyful, hopeful, and peaceful thought-life
  3. Loving God, self, and others: Attending to my relationships with appropriate boundaries, communication, and love
  4. Enjoying and loving this blessing of life that God has given me
  5. Praying the full Serenity Prayer each day and endeavoring to live it out
  6. Reading/studying appropriate materials
  7. Watching/hearing appropriate materials
  8. Requiring others to respect my endeavor to enjoy complaint-free living

Career Challenge

What Success at the 5-Year Career Challenge Is

  • I have completed prerequisite coursework for the new field.
  • I have completed prerequisite work experience hours for the new field.

Progress Career-wise Is

  1. Daily doing, in each given moment, the most wise thing(s) I can do to make transitioning to my new career field possible
  2. Working peacefully in my current career while I am clearly doing what will result in my entering a new career field
  3. Understanding that I can make this late change and that it is okay for me to make this late change
  4. Operating with faith, patience, peace, enjoyment of the journey and process, and with grit
  5. Constantly anticipating and looking forward to the vast, vast, VAST benefits of accomplishing the career change