Giving up laziness

We’re midway through Lent now, and I’m not doing too bad at sticking my ‘what I’m giving up for Lent this year’ pledge.

This year, I decided to be quite vague and give up being lazy.

This is essentially a tactic to try and get me to go to the gym and not curl under the duvet on sofa with a cup of tea when I get home from work.

And so far so good. I’ve been hitting the gym two to three times a week.

In the past, I’ve given up chocolate, cake, ketchup and bread for Lent.

Bread was by far the hardest to give up. I would have thought it would have been chocolate, but once I stopped eating chocolate for the 40 days I didn’t have the taste for it as much.

I thought I would have demolished my Easter eggs in one sitting after giving up chocolate for 40 days, but to my own surprise, I didn’t.

But bread, bread goes with most meals. You can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves a slice of toast slathered with jam mid-afternoon.

I got some funny looks when I was ordering soup in my university canteen but always avoided the bread and asked if I could have an apple for the meal deal instead.

It’s funny how people react when you deviate from the norm.

What did you give up for Lent this year?

Are you sticking to it?