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Today in class, Laura asked us “Who is going to be doing the challenge in March?” two of us raised our hands.  “It’s important to start planning for it now, because it’s a time commitment.  It takes dedication to yourself.  You need to start looking at your calendar now so you can say ‘I need a babysitter here’ or ‘I’ll need a sub that day.'”

Wow.  Spring challenge already coming up.  This year, The Sweatbox is doing both a thirty day and a sixty day challenge, and I immediately started thinking about doing the sixty day.  On the one hand, I’m hesitant to go for a whole sixty days, because my last thirty day challenge was such a devastating experience for me in many ways.  I don’t want to set myself up for failure.  On the other hand, maybe Laura’s right.  Maybe I can really start planning for the challenge now.  Maybe I can give myself a substitute on an especially difficult day.  Maybe I can start cooking and freezing meals for March and April.  Maybe I can schedule a massage for the halfway point, and set up a twitter account to make writing about my challenge a more streamlined process.

There are so many things I can start doing now, so that in a month I can focus on myself, and not on all the nitty gritty details of life. I said it before: there is never a good time to start a challenge.  That’s true, but I guess I’m learning that you can plan for success in more ways than I’ve allowed myself to in the past.

Forethoughtfully yours,

C

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