If you’re observing Lent this year, you’re probably giving up
something. Way back when, folks gave up all animal products. Nowadays, some
give up meat, but it’s pretty common to give up things like soda and candy for
the 40 days Ash Wednesday through Easter. This year, why not use the
traditional period of abstinence in the Christian calendar to better yourself?
We have a handful of ideas to get you started.
Stop saying and thinking
negative things about your body
Give up grease—we’re thinking potato chips, fried foods and, sigh,
Avoid artificial sweeteners. See
Abstain from avoiding workouts. No excuses.
Stop being a picky eater. You
get one “I won’t eat that” dispensation a week.
Give your skin a break and stop using makeup.
Ditch dry skin and lather up
with lotion after every shower and hand-wash.
Forget dieting. No more restricting what you eat based on silly rules.
Don’t set foot on a scale. It’s
time to stop worrying about your weight.
Stop staying up past your bed time. Get your snooze on, sweetie!
Are you observing Lent? If so,
what are you giving up this year?
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 3/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, how to cut out junk food, Love your bod, self-esteem, mind/motivation, religion, christianity, holiday