Anyway, I wanted to do a post about what I am going to be doing for Lent.
What I am adding: A time for meditation/prayer/quiet. It is rare that I am not doing something all the time. I am always distracted - watching TV, reading, cooking, cleaning (haha, I do need to do more of that, though...), blogging. I am not very good at just being quiet and listening. So I am adding in at least 5-10 minutes a day to just be silent and focus on listening to what God is trying to tell me. I think night time will be a good time to do this, so that I can also process my day and prepare myself for sleep.
What I'm losing: Junk food. Yes. Even though I write a weight loss/exercise blog, and I would like to think I have been fairly successful so far, I still eat junk food. Not in insane amounts anymore, thank goodness. But enough. A little bite here. A chip or two there. A piece of cake for someone's birthday. I am able to justify a lot of food to myself, even while reminding myself that it won't be so great on Friday morning if I am eating all this junk. I am confusing like that. So now is an ideal time to cut it out. I will have an extra reason. No more chips, candy, cookies, cake, brownies, frosted mini wheats, fudgesicles, whatever. Carter, I might need your help with this one, haha.
I think 40 days without this stuff will be great for my weigh ins, and I think it will also make me a lot stronger. So there it is! My plan for Lent. I'm excited for tomorrow and to start this new challenge.