As the “Getting Started” portion of this challenge comes to a close, I wanted to send us off into the rest of the month with a little something about getting in the right mindset for the changes ahead. Whether you’re following along to fine tune your habits or are looking to make a 180 degree turn around, remember that you may encounter barriers or struggles along the way. What makes all the difference is how you approach these obstacles. Rather than becoming discouraged, see these times as opportunities for growth. This is a marathon, not a sprint. The spirit of this challenge is to give you a kick-start in making healthy changes. So remember, no matter what happens, go forward with the big picture in mind. It’s not the tough moments that define you, it’s how you deal with them.