BAM! It's time for the 50 day challenge. The 50 day challenge is officially a violin practice challenge -- practice every day for 50 days and receive laud and honor and magical prizes at the recital. TODAY IS DAY ONE. ARE YOU READY?
This year Benny and Sadie are BOTH doing the 50 day challenge, and Dan and I are also. Dan is doing 50 days of training on his bike, and I'm doing 50 days of diet, and my goal is to lose 20 pounds in 50 days. WOOT. Spare me the sanctimonious advice about how slow and steady and lifestyle change and diets don't whatever. This is the only way I've ever been able to lose weight -- like a zeppelin on fire. So, this is how it has to happen. Here's the terrible secret: The children *always* win the 50 day challenge (at least Benny always does -- this is Sadie's first try) and Dan *always* wins, and I *always* lose. I relentlessly lose, I lose before the first week is out, I lose spectacularly, but MAYBE THIS YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT.