Working it and working it

At the start of Lent, I decided to do a workout every day of Lent for a few reasons:

  1. I need a jolt to my system to lose a little weight
  2. I needed a reminder that moving every day is important
  3. I didn’t want to give up anything else for Lent (call me selfish)

So far, I missed one day – Sunday – and that was because I was totally behind in work and errands and I completely forgot. Now, before you screech, I did two workouts on Monday to make up for missing mine on Sunday, so hush.

You know that feeling the night before a test or when a paper is due and you forgot to study or do the work? Yep, I had that on Sunday, but I didn’t panic, I simply made plans to do a gym workout and then take a long walk at lunch time. In the bitter cold – so cold, my eyes were watering!

Other than that one slipup, it’s been going well. Knowing I HAVE to do it and that I CHOSE to do this makes it kind of a no-brainer. I think this is an excellent way for me to re-program and re-engage with the workouts.

Plus, I’m hungry all the time. Now, lots of people hate being hungry, but a little hungry – just that edge of hunger – isn’t a bad thing. Starving, now that’s something different, but being slightly hungry isn’t bad for us. In fact, I think it keeps me a little extra sharp and it’s certainly a good reminder that we are very, very lucky to have plenty of food when we want and need it. Thank goodness.

That ‘thank goodness’ also accomplishes another feature of lent, adding gratefulness back into every day.

So, it’s all good. It’s very busy, but good thanks for asking!

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A mother, sister, wife, and daughter who writes, knits, hikes, and practices yoga on the west coast. Loves a zippy chardonnay or a tart margarita!

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  1. […] is the last week of Lent, and this year I planned to workout every single day. I’ve done fairly well, and it’s even more clear to me than ever before that working […]

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