alpaca princess (renniekins) wrote,
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Ash Wednesday

Well, yesterday was Mardi Gras. I had a good day! I enjoyed a Paczki at work yesterday (well, most of one...those things are filling!), then C and I went out for a Cajun dinner last night. It was very yummy, and we both got some strings of beads and masks. The restaurant had a magician and a band. We didn't dance or anything, but we ate plenty of Cajun seafood, I drank a Hurricane, and we had fun.

So now Lent begins. Like last year, I'm going to try to give up things which are bad for me anyway, and take on a healthy habit.

Actually, my Lenten Resolutions are very similar to last year, though not identical. Here they are:

I'm giving up the elevator in my office building.
Okay, that one's identical to last year. But I think it's a really good one. I work on the 4th floor, so there's no reason I can't take the stairs every time. But I get lazy, especially first thing in the morning, and more and more frequently I find myself just hopping on that elevator. So no more, until Easter!

I'm giving up eating candy in Michigan.
This one's a little more sneaky. The thing is, I have a gigantic sweet tooth. In fact, I suspect that all of my teeth are sweet. I've been giving into more and more candy cravings of late, and it's got to stop. I really want to give up candy for Lent, but I don't want to give it up this weekend when we go to nationals (leaving tonight). There will be snacks on the bus, treats in the hotel, and the usual sugar-rush competition day. So basically I'm giving up candy except for this weekend, when I'll be traveling. Hence, no eating candy while here in Michigan. (For the record, baked goods are allowed, just no candy.)

I'm giving up not exercising every day.
Once again, this is much like last year. Except I'm getting rid of those toe-touches, because I never liked them: they always just made my back hurt. Instead, the routine I did this morning was:
  • 100 jumping jacks
  • 100 stomach crunches
  • 20 push-ups
  • 30 leg lifts (lying on each side)

So that's it...hopefully I'll successfully stick to all of these resolutions! I think I can do it, so long as I don't accidentally forget....
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