Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ash Wednesday

I don't usually post twice in a day, but today is Ash Wednesday which is a pretty big day for a Catholic like myself. It marks the beginning of the Lenten season. This marks the 40 days and nights of fasting that Jesus did prior to his crucifixion. Lent now marks the 40 days of "fasting" and prayer. I put fasting in quotes because don't you worry, I will be eating. Plenty I'm sure, as always. Instead I'll be giving a few things up and adding a few things into my daily lifestyle. Wanna know what they are?

NO fried foods.
I don't generally gravitate to fried foods. I always pick the grilled chicken over fried, I don't like donuts, I prefer my veggies steamed over deep fried. However, I love french fries and tortilla chips. This gives me the opportunity to order a side salad and skip the fries and completely cut out the chips that add up calories when your out at my favorite Mexican food joint.

NO candy, cookies or cake.
This will kill me. I've told y'all about my sweet tooth and you've seen my delicious pins from Pinterest. I love sweets. I know this will be good for me though. When you cut something out of your diet, the longer you don't have it, the less you crave it. Let's see if it works!


READ verses from the Bible daily.
I should do this more often anyways. This will allow me to return my focus to God and it will give the hubs and I some quality time discussing our beliefs with one another.

I went to church at lunchtime to get my ashes! Short and sweet plus the priest was hilarious! Note to all Catholics: don't forget...NO meat TODAY or FRIDAYS! I almost forget about today! Thanks for the reminder Ash :)

via Wikipedia
What are you giving up for Lent?

Until next time...
With love and God bless,

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