To be honest, this year’s lent I focused a lot on how I couldn’t eat sweets…
I was a little bummed that I did, but then I realized the other thing I had given up for lent - being negative to myself.
Though I wasn’t super aware of how I did in that realm during these past 40+ days, these past few days have shown me how I have improved on loving myself.
I lost weight this lent. Roughly 3 lbs. I think it was mainly because of cutting out sugar - well sweets, cannot give up fruit. I also really starting becoming more aware of what I am eating. I made sure I had vegetables very day, ate less fruit, made sure if I had a lot of carbs during one meal, I wouldn’t eat carbs for the rest of the day. I was taking care of my body.
And it wasn’t to be skinny, it was all to be healthy. And that in itself shows that I am loving my body. I care for what I am putting in my body and make sure to not over indulge or over eat. When I feel full now, I stop eating. The difference in being satisfied and overly full astonishes me and makes me wonder how I ever over ate before.
After this lent, I realized I am not perfect and never will be. I will have great days where I feel confident and beautiful and horrible days where I feel scared and ugly. And all of this is ok. I am a beautiful person either way and I will continue to strive to live a physically and mentally healthier life.
I will definitely be able to be more confident with myself - it’s gonna take work, but I can do it.