Honestly y'all these are worn out. I went through some of my old things today and I remember when I first started my journey over two years ago, these were the pants I first danced Zumba and accomplished some of my running goals. I’m so excited to get back into these babiesssss.
But for those of you who do, PLEASE do not use it as an excuse to further unhealthy habits.
Giving up chocolate or dessert is one thing, but saying, “I won’t eat anything ‘bad’ and I will only eat 800 calories if I mess up it means I’ve let God down” is the wrong way to go about this. I say that from experience because that’s exactly what I did in high school. So on top of the mental guilt over not being able to stick to my commitment, I thought I was going to hell because of it, too.
Here is my suggestion: ADD something to your daily life instead of taking something away. Do a daily devotional in the mornings, Read the Bible every day, Commit to praying at certain times in the day, Take 15 minutes every day to reflect on your faith….all of those things will help you prepare for the events leading up to Easter and the symbolism behind it.
That’s the point of Lent. Not the sanctioning of self-inflicted starvation.