What are you giving up?

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?  


2 thoughts on “What are you giving up?

  1. Alliej86 says:

    Oh my goodness I am glad they finally targeted that your thyroid was the problem, the mother I used to nanny for had the same issue as you. I am giving up Facebook for lent, how cliche right, lol but I am also adding a daily rosary and counting calories so I can be more careful about what I put into my body, hopefully after lent the two things I am adding will be easier to continue doing. I am not going o be crazy with the calorie counting, I am just guessing and rounding numbers to get a better idea…lol I need my comfort food no matter how many calories it is haha just maybe now I won't eat as much in one setting! Hope all is well!

  2. Amy_ThePreppyStrawberry says:

    Thanks Allie! Yes, I'm happy to have some diagnosis as to what's been going on and hopefully now I will be on my way to bouncing back! I hated all my friends for how easy they bounced back after pregnancies and then there was me – just struggling to take off that baby weight!! Calorie counting is good makes us accountable for what we put in our mouths!! Comfort food is good just in smaller quantities and moderation!! So did you guys end up moving? I remember reading your husband got that new job and that you were heading up to CLE? Your little boy is getting so big!!! Well they both are but your baby is just getting so big and cute!!!

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