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Lent starts next week - I need to figure out what I would like to give up

Friday, February 08, 2013

Happy Friday!

So I was reminded that lent starts next Wednesday. I am not a very religious person anymore, but I still like to take up on this tradition. Some people are against those who participate in lent even when they don't go to church regularly - but I still do it for me. I feel like I should do it and I do! One year I gave up chocolate for lent. Another year I gave up cheese. I think I would like to give up some kind of food, but I am not sure if this is what I want to do for lent this year. I gave up french fries & tortilla chips a few times for challenges.

Instead of giving something up for lent, I may add something. I usually give up stuff during the challenges, so maybe I will try something different this year.

Maybe I will give up being grumpy hahaha. I think that is a tough idea, but it would be worth it if that makes any sense! Sometimes when things don't go my way, I get upset and my whole mood turns sour. I don't get mean, but I stop smiling. Maybe I should try working on getting rid of this!

Or maybe I will add something else to my life to include other people. I read somewhere a while ago that someone wrote a letter to someone different every day - or if they couldn't everyday, they just made sure they had 40 letters by the end of lent. I think this is a great idea. I love writing letters. Whenever I fill out birthday/holiday cards, I usually write a lot in them.

On another note, I can't believe it is Friday already! I don't have to work tomorrow, so that is a plus. I would like to fit some exercise in this weekend even though I will barely be home. I signed up for yoga on Tuesday night. I am excited & nervous about it! I didn't get to go to zumba this week because I worked late Monday & Thursday when the classes were. I packed a backpack and I am going to leave it in my car just in case I get out of work next week where I have enough time to get from work directly to zumba! Hopefully I can get there next week! I have 4 pre-paid classes left I would like to use before I find a different location!

Hopefully everyone has a wonderful weekend! Keep pushing toward your Feb goals - even choosing a healthy snack or saying NO to a fattening drink helps!

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WMMCCRORY 2/11/2013 12:51PM

    I'm not religious and I still do Lent every year. I figure, it's an excuse for ANYONE, including myself, to change up their lives for the better. I've done all the typical stuff like candy, soda, etc. so I'm not really sure what I want to do this year either..

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ALICIALYNNE 2/11/2013 10:06AM

    We were talking about this last night with my step-son. We have only two more days to figure it out. We don't want to pick something that we can't realistically go without, because we don't want to break the promise.

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JORDANLHALL 2/10/2013 2:35PM

    I think that you're doing well about considering your option for Lent - no doubt you'll make a great decision for yourself!

Hopefully your weekend has been great so far! Good luck on getting that Zumba in and meeting your goals!

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MICKEYH 2/9/2013 8:00PM

    I am not sure whats exactly lent is, but Good luck on your planning for lent.

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OLIVIANIGHT 2/9/2013 9:33AM

    I'm definitely for writing letters! It's one of my favourite things to do, and it's so great when you get a letter in the post instead of just bills.

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ANNE1123 2/8/2013 7:10PM

    Can you believe that Lent begins the day before Valentine's Day this year? The Catholic calendar is unpredictable, unless you are clergy or very religious. Have a good weekend, enjoy your workout classes!! emoticon

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REYNINGSUNSHINE 2/8/2013 5:52PM

    Something I learned about Lent last year- it's not just "giving up." It can also be something you add! It's meant to just be a sacrifice to God apparently? That is how my Catholic friend explained it to me.

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