What are you giving up for lent? I heard this new spin on lent this morning by spinning instructor and he said he doesn’t like to give up anything he would much rather focus on doing something that is not part of his daily routine. So for example, maybe you go out of your way to help people – pay it forward, maybe you say an extra prayer each day, maybe you make it point to go to church every Sunday, or maybe you challenge yourself to do something that you are now struggling with? I’m not catholic so the lent season of no meat on Friday’s and giving up something for lent has only been something part of my life since I’ve dated & married my husband. I do like to give up something for Lent as a challenge to focus on what the season is truly about.
After hearing my instructor talk about doing something different that challenges you I think I’m going to give it a try! So my goal is to go to spinning at least 4X’s a week instead of my 2 a day funk that I’ve been in this winter. Not only will this help me with my goals the Dr. has set for me but it will put me in a better mental state of motivating me for the day.
Just recently, I was diagnosed with a Thyroid disease which my body slowly
is was destroying my thyroid. Along, with that I also learned I am insulin resistance? I know crazy stuff and a lot of new things that I have to adjust to along with medication and diet. I knew something was not right for a few years (since my pregnancy) but every time they checked my thyroid it was fine? It wasn’t until this full thyroid panel and new doctor that all of this was discovered. Now all making sense as to why I could put weight on for just eating iceberg lettuce for a week! Just kidding I never did that but for 3 months of spinning 3-5 days a week and I maybe lost 1 pound I knew something was not right. Along with of this I need to maintain a healthy diet and a I need to work out to help my body function better so me pushing myself for lent for the 2 extra days is just what I need right now.
So what are you giving up for lent?