Sometimes I think that I walk wrong. When I am walking for exercise, I don’t get shin splints and I don’t get sore muscles too often, but the outsides of my ankles hurt. I do not know why that is, but I am convinced that all of my life, I have been doing something so normal the wrong way.
Justin made microwave popcorn the other night. It killed me, and I in turn wanted to kill him. Now, I would never do that of course. It is just popcorn. But I am obviously still craving that which I cannot have. I think that is somewhat a good thing. If I wasn’t longing for it, it wouldn’t be a sacrifice. For example, when I was younger and Lent came around, I would try to give up things that I rarely encountered or that I didn’t like anyways. I would give up meatloaf and homework. Of course I want to not eat meatloaf and not do homework! That was not a sacrifice for God. And I was bound to fail – I had to do my homework!
I have worked out everyday this week so far, both indoors and out. This is the first time in a very long time that I have worked out four days in a row, and I am hoping to continue. Thankfully, God has blessed us with a few beautiful days to be outside. Today is a not so beautiful day, but that just means wear warmer clothes outside!
My Lent goals have been transforming since the beginning. I started out by giving up two food items that I LOVE! Then I wanted to start trying to eat healthier meal options, and then add in exercise. So far I have been doing awesome at it. My biggest problem though, is convincing myself that I do not have to have a snack after dinner. It is a very bad habit that I have long held, and will be a difficult one to break. I don’t imagine that I will do so by April 4th, but I am hoping to do so more and more.
Here’s to a continued journey!
Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt