Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the first day in my Lenten journey. I have decided that I will give up a few things for lent. If you don’t know, Lent is a 40 day time period when Christians give up certain luxuries (sweets, television etc.) as a form of penance and preparation for the resurrection of Jesus.
I have decided that I will give up: bread, dairy, and added sugars. You may recognize these dietary restrictions. That’s because this is essentially the Paleo diet. Not only does this have great health benefits, but it’s also a great way to represent what Jesus gave up for us when He died. These next 40 days are going to be a huge challenge, one of the biggest ones I think I have ever had. I’m looking forward to see what these six weeks bring me. I’m pretty sure Easter, for me this year will be filled with lots of candy and bread! I’m going to try to keep a “diary” throughout the whole process, so stay tuned!
P.S. If you’re wanting to look into the Paleo diet, here is a little chart to get you started.