A Challenge Update

February 26, 2016

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I’ve really embraced my new word of the year. I started with a 60 day yoga challenge at my yoga studio. Every new year, they encourage students to try 60 yoga classes in 60 days. The end of the year was so hectic and exhausting that I felt I needed to do something for myself, and the word of the year IS challenge. Soooo…. despite catching 2 colds, nursing a sore knee and a sore back muscle, and general fatigue, I have 4 classes left and will have done 60 classes in 58 days. Yay me! and Yay Bill because he’s been amazingly supportive about helping me get to the studio.

For February, I challenged myself to not use my chair in the bedroom as a catchall for clothes. This is like a MAJOR deal for me, as I am lazy and love to throw my clothes on the chair to be dealt with later. I am proud to say, that I have managed to put my clothes away and not use the chair (or any other surface in the bedroom) for storage. Hopefully, this becomes a permanent lifestyle change for me.

For March, I’m going to challenge myself to use my planner every day. I’ve used it off and on this year, and I’m much more productive when I write down the things I want to accomplish daily/weekly/monthly. Plus, I love using it to capture funny memories and moments.

I’m also getting ready to challenge myself to no new yarn purchases for 3 (THREE, THREE) months! I’m just contemplating one last thing. I know the answer should be no, but…

So that’s where I’m at. Happy Friday, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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