This year for Lent, my sacrifice might seem silly to some... maybe even most people! I have thought long and hard about my life, how 2013 is treating me so far, and what I wanted to do in order to spend more time with Him and less time on petty things. I am working on a 40 day scripture study and I am focusing on being a beautiful daughter of God.
I AM BEAUTIFUL. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.
WE ARE BEAUTIFUL!
I get obsessed with the scale now that health is a goal of mine, especially with training for my first 5K. It has gotten out of control to the point where I weigh myself almost daily, but definitely on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I obsess over what the number is going to be, if it will be a few ounces more or a few ounces less than the day before. What I could have done better, or what I'm doing right!
In this new year of weight loss journeys and goals to better health is can be so easy to get carried away. We are more than the numbers on a scale. We are beautiful daughters of God and I need to be reminded of that. It might not seem like a sacrifice to you, but I will struggle with this from now until Easter! I will definitely keep you all posted with the outcome, and my study along the way!
I will be weighing myself this morning, and then not again until April 1st. I'll still be tracking what I eat over on My Fitness Pal (so come on over and find me if you're over there!) and reigning myself in that way, as well as training for our race in April. I'm just not focusing on the number anymore. I'm focusing on the blessings in my life this Lent and all of the things that are right instead of the things that are wrong. I'm even considering a Whole 40, or a Daniel Fast, but I still have a day to make my mind up on that one!
If you are practicing Lent and making sacrifices during this season, I wish you the best in growing closer to Him on your journey, after all, that's what it has always been about for me and I hope what it is about for you!