Tis the season of Lent. For those of you unfamiliar, Lent is a Christian tradition that begins on Ash Wednesday and continues until Easter. It is a time of sacrifice and traditionally, a person participating gives up something during this period.
I love the tradition, as it is a time for me to reflect on areas of my life to improve and I also find myself thinking more of the Savior and his sacrifice. This year, I chose to give up bread and sugar. Two things that I've had far too much of the last few years and something that I can definitely do without! So far, it's been going really well! I feel much more energized, as my protein intake has gone up significantly and I've lost weight! The low carb thing really works well for me!
I was surprised when I first started at how often I would think about sweet treats. The sad thing is that normally, I would have satisfied my craving. Either by putting a quarter in the candy machine at work to munch on a handful of m&m's or by walking up to Walgreens (which is only about 50 yards from my work) and grabbing a treat. I was mindlessly doing this a few times a day! No wonder I've gained weight! Now I've started being more conscious about the things I eat.
I started my Lent fast on Monday and I have until Easter! I'm excited to see what new, healthy habits I gain at the end of this! Is anyone else giving up something for Lent?
Now, onto other news! My good friend Karlie is going to become a contributor on this blog! Like me, she's struggled with her weight and she has some great insight to share as she works towards her goal! I'm excited to have her here!