Fat Tuesday and my Sacrifice & Commit Challenge!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I ran this morning at the gym. It wasn't very far, but I felt comfortable and good, and am glad that after more than a few days off I didn't lose much momentum.
On the way to the gym, I noticed that there were police cars EVERYWHERE. Nothing really registered with me, but then I turned on the radio and remembered that it's Fat Tuesday, and our town takes Mardi Gras VERY seriously! Then later on while I was checking out SparkPeople, I saw the article about giving something up for Lent. While I'm not a religious person, I like the idea of making a sacrifice and even committing to doing something healthy for 40 days.
I've given it some thought and have decided what I'm giving up.
SACRIFICE: Until March 31st, I'm giving up coffee and using my phone in the evenings. Coffee for me is almost an addiction rather than an actual want, and I DEFINITELY need to get past the absolute need to have a coffee when I'm driving. While I know it will be difficult, I think that it would be really wonderful to use this time to break a bad, not to mention unhealthy, habit. Also, I'm going to stop using my phone in the evenings. In the evenings, especially after the boys are asleep, I often "kill time" on my phone, when I can be doing productive things instead. Frankly I think it will pretty nice change, assuming I can stick with it! I wonder if my husband will notice!
COMMITMENT: Until March 31st I'm committing to doing 50 sit-ups and as many push-ups as I can each day. It will be a good challenge, and especially helpful given that I've been very cardio focused lately.
Each week I'll try and remember to post a "Sacrifice & Commit" update. Even for those of us who aren't religious, I think this is a good chance to challenge ourselves!