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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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    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..
    1958 days ago
    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.
    1958 days ago
    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!
    1959 days ago
    I am not sure whats exactly lent is, but Good luck on your planning for lent.
    1959 days ago
    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.
    1960 days ago
  • ANNE1123
    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
    1960 days ago
    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.
    1961 days ago
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