Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Fat Tuesday!

I pigged out today. I picked up my Aunt and we went to one of my favorite places to eat - Chuy's. It was so wonderful! Lent starts tomorrow though and I am giving up the soft drinks. As I type this I am drinking my last Coke. Now if I just had a nickle for everytime I splurged on the day before a diet I could afford a personal trainer! Or maybe even a tummy tuck.

Lent is the 40 days before Easter in which a Christian will abstain from something in order to prepare themselves spiritually for the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. I used to take part in this when I was a child in a Catholic household. I thought I would observe Lent again this year. I have sturuggled for so long with my weight and general poor health habits so besides nixing the soda, I also plan to take on a healthier lifestyle from February 17 to April 4. It's just 6 1/2 weeks. Anyone want to go it with me?

Here's the plan alphabetically:
A – Drink A lot of water
B – Eat some sort of Breakfast to get that metabolism going
CControl my portions. Eat smaller meals more often.
D – No eating after Dark.
EExercise. Shake your booty at least 15 minutes a day.

I am not taking all this on at once but plan on focusing my energy doing "A" for the first four days. Then for the next four days I will add "B" and so on. After I take on all five healthy habits I will start focusing on prayer and continuing the good habits throughout the remaining weeks of Lent.

I am hoping to have some friends do this with me so we can encourage each other to be healthier physically and spiritually. If you want to participate just subscribe to this blog and we'll kick it off together tomorrow morning! It's ust 6 1/2 weeks - we can do this!

3 comments:

Celeste said...

Good luck leah!! I cant give up soda...its my energy lol Maybe if i had none in my house but i have a whole case. Maybe i can think of someone to give up that i can live without....hum

Leah said...

You don't have to give up sodas. Just trying to find some friends that will make some changes with me.

Grace Family said...

Wishing you luck... and pick up the prayer thing along the way. The point of lent is when you have a hard time with the thing you are giving up, instead of giving into the temptation, you are supposed to go to God in prayer.

And just so you know (but not to be a bad influence) the 40 days leading up to Easter do not include Sundays. On Sundays, you are allowed to have whatever it is you have given up, taking remembrance and celebrating the fact that you don't have to sacrifice... the ultimate sacrifice has already been made for you! Just thought that may make you smile.