3 purple lies

The plan

If I would've recorded all my Lenten sacrifices throughout life, I'm pretty sure that giving up chocolate, slushes and TV would be the most re-occurring.

Lent, however isn't necessarily about self-denial for 40 days.  It also can be about changing our behaviour and the way we lead our lives...ultimately finding the presence of God through our actions.  And because God to me is love and goodness, then really I'm working on an area that needs attention and finding the beauty in it.
Can't be too hard, can it?

I've thought a lot about this over the course of the past couple days.  My ideas are plentiful, but when it comes down to it, the kind of change that I'd like to work towards is deep within me.  Because I know that the old adage is true "a happy wife, is a happy life".

So, what kind of changes can I make in order to reflect on my life?

The answer is obvious and clear: I'm at my happiest when I'm feeling good about myself.  And I'm feeling the best about myself when I'm eating healthy and exercising.  So my Lenten "sacrifice"- which isn't necessarily a sacrifice (which, by the way, I found it really hard to come up with an unselfish sacrifice) (wasn't there a movie about that?), as I was saying, my 40 day project (minus a couple because I'm behind schedule 2 days) is going to be to workout everyday is some sort of way.  On top of that I'm not going to buy myself ANYTHING (clothing/shoes) related because I plan on losing at least 5 pounds by Easter, so I can celebrate my success/happiness then. Just as we celebrate Jesus, right?

So that's that.  Bring on a healthy lifestyle and some focus on me.
What I like about this challenge is that in doing it, I'll likely be on the computer less wasting time, or watching stupid TV, or wasting time in general.  I get to spend some time working on myself, and hopefully everybody will benefit!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Good Job Deena!!

    That is part of my Lenten "sacrifice" as well.Well donuts and being active everyday in someway - even if it is just going for a walk after supper! I hope to be able to purchase a new outfit for Easter Vigil!

    Happy Lenting.


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